“Twin Peaks” Wouldn’t Have Been the Same Without Julee Cruise

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By Kirk Miller Julee Cruise, a singer and actress best known for her collaborations with filmmaker David Lynch and composer Angelo Badalamenti, passed away this week at the age of 65. Her music appeared in some of Lynch’s most groundbreaking works, including Blue Velvet (“Mysteries of Love”) and Twin Peaks (“Falling”). It was the latter show, and later prequel movie and follow-up limited series, where Cruise’s ethereal vocals really shone through. The dreaminess in her voice echoed the surreal nature of Lynch’s darkest works, but also provided a beautiful if haunting counterbalance. An instrum…

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