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Laurie Anderson

Laurie Anderson (born June 5, 1947) is an experimental performance artist and musician.

Anderson was born in Chicago, Illinois. She attended Mills College in California, and eventually graduated from Barnard College magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, studying art history. In 1972, she obtained an MFA in sculpture from Columbia University.

She performed in New York through the 1970s, becoming more popularly known in 1981 with the single O Superman, which reached number two on the national pop charts in Britain. O Superman was part of a larger stage work entitled United States and included on the following album Big Science. Her more recent stage work includes a multimedia presentation inspired by Moby-Dick.

She wrote the New York City article for the Encyclopædia Britannica.

Anderson has collaborated with William Burroughs, Peter Gabriel, Mitchell Froom, David Sylvian and boyfriend Lou Reed. She became NASA's first artist-in-residence in 2003 (see the second external link).

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Laurie Anderson Facts

BirthdayJune 5, 1947 (76)
BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

Selected Filmography

Heart of a Dog
Laurie Anderson: Homeland, The Story of the Lark
Laurie Anderson Collected Videos
William S. Burroughs: A Man Within
Donna Karan's Dream
How to Lose Friends and Alienate People
Ep 270
Lake Mungo
Dear Viola
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