Collin, Erich

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Collin, Erich Gender: M
Erich Adolf Max Abraham Collin
born on 26 August 1899 at 02:15 (= 02:15 AM )
Place Berlin, Germany, 52n29, 13e21
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 02°34' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 08°55 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 01°50'

Erich Collin (Standing at right, with the Comedian Harmonists, Breslau, 1930)


German singer, the second tenor with the Comedian Harmonists, an internationally famous, all-male German close harmony ensemble that performed between 1928 and 1934 as one of the most successful musical groups in Europe before World War II. The group consisted of Harry Frommermann (tenor buffo), Asparuh "Ari" Leschnikoff (first tenor), Erich Collin (second tenor), Roman Cycowski (baritone), Robert Biberti (bass), and Erwin Bootz (pianist).

The hallmark of the Comedian Harmonists was its members' ability to blend their voices together so that the individual singers could appear and disappear back into the vocal texture. Its repertoire was wide, ranging from the folk and classical songs arranged by Frommermann to appealing and witty popular songs of the day by writers such as Peter Igelhoff, Werner Richard Heymann and Paul Abraham.

Erich Collin died of heart failure on 28 April 1961 in Los Angeles, aged 61, during an appendectomy. In Joseph Vilsmaier's 1997 film Comedian Harmonists Collin was played by Heinrich Schafmeister.

Link to Wikipedia biography (German)


  • associate relationship with Biberti, Robert (born 5 June 1902). Notes: "Comedian Harmonists"
  • associate relationship with Frommermann, Harry (born 12 October 1906). Notes: "Comedian Harmonists"


  • Family : Parents divorced 1902
  • Death by Heart Attack 28 April 1961 (During an appendectomy, age 61)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Berlin City Archives.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Heart disease/attack (During surgery)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Surgery (Appendectomy)
  • Family : Childhood : Parents divorced
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo (Comedian Harmonists, 1929-1934)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/Opera (Tenor)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/Opera (Tenor)