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Laurie Anderson


Began career as a performance artist in the late 1960s, began recording in the late 1970s. Rose to popularity in early 1980s when 8-minute single, "O Superman" made it to No. 2 on the British pop charts. Early magnum opus was the two-night extravaganza "United States Parts I-IV" in 1983. Latest album "Life on A String" released in 2001. Laurie ... See full bio »

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3 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Before Night Falls
(2000)
Heart of a Dog
Heart of a Dog Composer
(2015)
Fallen Angels
Fallen Angels Soundtrack
(1995)
Wings of Desire
Wings of Desire Soundtrack
(1987)

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 2015 Heart of a Dog (Documentary) (performer: "The Lake" and "Flow" from Homeland (2010), "Beautiful Pea Green Boat" from Bright Red (1994), "Rhumba Club" from Life on a String (2001), "Landfall" (2012) excerpts with Kronos Quartet) / (writer: "The Lake" and "Flow" from Homeland (2010), "Beautiful Pea Green Boat" from Bright Red (1994), "Rhumba Club" from Life on a String (2001), "Landfall" (2012) excerpts with Kronos Quartet)
 2014 Lovesick Fool - Love in the Age of Like (Short) (performer: "Transitory Life") / (writer: "Transitory Life")
 2014 Behaving Badly (performer: "O Superman (For Massenet)") / (writer: "Hit The Ground (Superman)")
 2013/I Test (performer: "Born, Never Asked") / (writer: "Born, Never Asked")
 2011 Declaration of War (performer: "O Superman") / (writer: "O Superman")
 2011 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.32 (2011) ... (performer: "Another Day in America" - uncredited)
 2010 Miral ("Flow") / (performer: "Miral 1", "Miral 3", "Miral 2", "Carbon") / (writer: "Miral 1", "Miral 3", "Flow", "Miral 2", "Carbon")
  So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- 1 of 7 Voted Off (2010) ... (performer: "Gravity's Angel") / (writer: "Gravity's Angel")
 2010 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- New Summer Toys/Joseph Gordon-Levitt/Laurie Anderson (2010) ... (performer: "Only an Expert" - uncredited)
 2004 Marie and Bruce (performer: "Gravity's Angel") / (writer: "Gravity's Angel")
 2000 Before Night Falls (performer: "Loop Vamp") / (writer: "Loop Vamp")
 1998 The Rugrats Movie (performer: "This World Is Something New to Me")
 1995 Ladies Please! (Documentary) (performer: "Sharkey's Night")
 1995 Fallen Angels (performer: "Speak My Language") / (writer: "Speak My Language")
 1994 Frauen sind was Wunderbares ("Strange Angels") / (lyrics: "Strange Angels") / (music: "Strange Angels")
 1993 Faraway, So Close! (performer: "Tightrope", "Speak My Language") / (writer: "Tightrope", "Speak My Language")
 1991 The Doctor (performer: "Strange Angels") / (writer: "Strange Angels")
 1990 Laurie Anderson: Collected Videos (Video) (performer: "Smoke Rings", "Beautiful Red Dress", "Language is a Virus", "The Dream Before", "Sharkey's Day", "O Superman", "Strange Angels") / (writer: "Smoke Rings", "Beautiful Red Dress", "Language is a Virus", "The Dream Before", "Sharkey's Day", "O Superman", "Strange Angels")
 1987 Wings of Desire (performer: "Angel Fragments")
 1986 Home of the Brave: A Film by Laurie Anderson (Documentary) (performer: "Sharkey's Day", "Langue d'Amour", "Gravity's Angel", "Kokoku", "Excellent Birds", "Blue Lagoon", "Smoke Rings", "White Lily", "Late Show", "Talk Normal", "Language Is A Virus", "Radar", "Sharkey's Night", "Credit Racket") / (producer: "Sharkey's Day", "Langue d'Amour", "Gravity's Angel", "Kokoku", "Excellent Birds", "Blue Lagoon", "Smoke Rings", "White Lily", "Late Show", "Talk Normal", "Radar", "Sharkey's Night", "Credit Racket") / (writer: "Sharkey's Day", "Langue d'Amour", "Gravity's Angel", "Kokoku", "Excellent Birds", "Blue Lagoon", "Smoke Rings", "White Lily", "Late Show", "Talk Normal", "Language Is A Virus", "Radar", "Sharkey's Night", "Credit Racket")
 1986 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Tony Danza/Laurie Anderson (1986) ... (performer: "Baby Doll", "Day the Devil" - uncredited)
  Top of the Pops (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1981) (writer - 1 episode, 1981)
- Christmas 81 (1981) ... (performer: "O Superman") / (writer: "O Superman")
 1981 The Man and His Music (TV Movie) (writer: "Say Hello" - uncredited)
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Other Works:

Album, "Strange Angels," Warner Bros. Records 25900, 1989. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 2 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Personal Quote:

You can make a movie now with almost nothing and it will look pretty good. It's the same with a record.[2015] See more »

Trivia:

Entered many local beauty pageants when she was a teenager and won the title of Junior Miss Illinois when she was 18. See more »

Trademark:

Short, spiky black hair See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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