A wise man once said the following:
’Tis impossible to be sure of any thing but Death and Taxes.
To make it on Broadway (or in show business in general) requires grit, talent, and perhaps, just a little luck. But not every newbie who gets that first big break will have a career. The late Rebecca Luker was one of the lucky ones.
She passed away yesterday after a year long battle with ALS.
I saw her in a number of productions over the years. She was one of those performers whose abilities were so effortless, it made you believe that she was the character.
Earlier this year, Luker and her husband, fellow actor Danny Burstein, spoke to Fresh Air host Terry Gross. They spoke of their careers, Luker’s bout with ALS and Covid-19, which both Luker and Burstein caught.
My heart goes out to her now widower, their children, and everyone who loved her.
May her memory be a blessing. Z”l.