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Laura Sedgwick Collins

Laura Sedgwick Collins

American composer and actor
Laura Sedgwick Collins
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Intro American composer and actor
Was Musician Composer Music educator Actor Stage actor Educator
From United States of America
Type Academia Film, TV, Stage & Radio Music
Gender female
Birth 1859, Poughkeepsie, USA
Death 1927 (aged 68 years)
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Laura Sedgwick Collins (1859–1927) was an American musician, composer and actress.


Laura Sedgwick was born in Poughkeepsie, New York. She graduated from the Lyceum School of Acting in New York City and performed in theaters in New York and Brooklyn. She played the piano and wrote music, including "The Two Republics" a march performed at the unveiling of the Statue of Liberty. She belonged to the Music Teachers' National Association.


Collins wrote mostly theater music, but also songs and violin pieces. Selected works include:

  • The Two Republics
  • Pierrot, music for the play
  • Electra, music for the play (1889)
  • Thou'rt like a lovely Flower {Du bist wie eine Blume} part-song for men's voices, words by H. Heine (1900)
  • The Night-Watch, part-song for men's voices, words and music by L. S. Collins (1900)
  • Love is a Sickness, part-song, words by S. Daniel (1900)
  • The Origin of the Rainbow (1908)
  • My Philosophy, song, words and music by L. S. Collins (1911)
  • Sleepy Time, song, words by A. Fitch (1913)
  • Tree of Light!, a community carol, words and music by L. S. Collins (1916)
  • Everybody's Christmas! and It's your Christmas and mine! words by Louise Horton, two community carols for mixed voices with piano or organ accompaniment (1917)
  • In memoriam: A tribute to Theodore Roosevelt, (1919)
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