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José Collins

(1887-1958), Actress

Josephine Charlotte ('José') Collins

Sitter in 11 portraits
Actress and singer, Collins's early stage career was in the music halls and pantomimes, including appearances in Glasgow with Harry Lauder. In 1911 she went to New York and established herself as a singer, and upon returning London in 1916, she shot to fame the following year as Teresa in the operetta The Maid of the Mountains at Daly's Theatre. With music by Harold Fraser-Simson and her step-father James W. Tate, the show ran for 1,352 performances and her song, Love Will Find A Way became a huge hit in the last years of the war.

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José Collins, by Foulsham & Banfield - NPG x135824

José Collins

by Foulsham & Banfield
photogravure postcard print, 1910s
NPG x135824

José Collins, by Guttenberg - NPG x138220

José Collins

by Guttenberg
bromide postcard print, 1910s
NPG x138220

José Collins, by Guttenberg - NPG x138221

José Collins

by Guttenberg
bromide postcard print, 1910s
NPG x138221

José Collins, by Guttenberg - NPG x138222

José Collins

by Guttenberg
bromide postcard print, 1910s
NPG x138222

José Collins, by Unknown photographer - NPG x135825

José Collins

by Unknown photographer
modern bromide print, mid 1910s
NPG x135825

José Collins, by Unknown photographer - NPG x135827

José Collins

by Unknown photographer
vintage bromide print, mid 1910s
NPG x135827

José Collins in 'The Passing Show', by White Studio - NPG x135826

José Collins in 'The Passing Show'

by White Studio
vintage bromide print, 1914
NPG x135826

José Collins, by James Abbe - NPG x135829

José Collins

by James Abbe
vintage bromide print, 1920s
NPG x135829

José Collins as Dolores in 'A Southern Maid', by Reville, published by  J. Beagles & Co - NPG x200165

José Collins as Dolores in 'A Southern Maid'

by Reville, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1920
NPG x200165

José Collins 'On the Halls', by Reville - NPG x135828

José Collins 'On the Halls'

by Reville
vintage bromide print, mid 1920s
NPG x135828

José Collins, after Howard van Dusen, and after  John Hassall - NPG D34042

José Collins

after Howard van Dusen, and after John Hassall
lithograph, early 20th century
NPG D34042

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