Laurie Anne Gardner (Laurie Anne ‘L.A.’ Gardner), 50, from Holly, Michigan was a cruise ship singer (see video playlist below) who died on Thursday, November 30, 2017.
Gardner was well-known and loved by many passengers who cruised aboard Norwegian Cruise Line cruise ships Norwegian Gem, Norwegian Epic and Norwegian Spirit.
Gardner had also been a popular and an admired singer as well as aboard Carnival Cruise Lines cruise ships Carnival Destiny, Carnival Elation and Carnival Imagination.
She could frequently be seen performing at piano bars when not at sea, known as the Laurie Anne Gardner Show. Gardner also performed at recently at The Duplex Cabaret Theater in New York City as well as in Las Vegas. She was billed as a preeminent piano player / singer / entertainer extraordinaire, with musical and comedic talents, vast array of songs, improvisation and impersonation skills.
Gardner’s last known public appearance was at Scooters Bar & Grill, Flint Michigan – August 6, 2017.
Gardner’s back stage film credits include:
- The Secretary 1995
- Red Shoe Diaries 1995
- Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest 1998
- Liberty, Maine 2001
- In the Bedroom 2001
- Claustrophobia 2003
Laurie Anne Gardner is also found on Cruise Ship Deaths.
Cruise Bruise Reading List:
- The Road to Shine: A Story of Adventure, Life Lessons, and My Quest for More
- Lori’s Art Garden: Poster Coloring Book
- A Carnival in My Heart and Other Stories
Video Playlist:Laurie Anne Gardner Cruise Ship Singer