Jan Peerce

Tenor, Actor, Violinist
Jan Peerce was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. In 1932, he joined Radio City Music Hall as an operatic tenor. In 1939, he had his first New York solo recital. In 1941, he made his New York Metropolitan ... Read more »
Born: 06/03/1904

Filmography

Actor (3)

Carnegie Hall (Movie)

Guest Artist (Actor)

Something in the Wind (Movie)

Tony (Actor)

Tonight We Sing (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

Jan Peerce was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. In 1932, he joined Radio City Music Hall as an operatic tenor. In 1939, he had his first New York solo recital. In 1941, he made his New York Metropolitan Opera debut. Peerce began his career with a role in "Carnegie Hall" (1947) with Marsha Hunt. Peerce then began to rack up a number of film credits, including roles in the Deanna Durbin musical comedy "Something in the Wind" (1947). Later in his career, Peerce acted in the dramatic adaptation "Goodbye, Columbus" (1969) with Richard Benjamin. Peerce was married to Alice Peerce and had two children. Peerce passed away in December 1984 at the age of 80.

Relationships

Joy Peerce

Daughter

Alice Peerce

Wife

Larry Peerce

Son

Milestones

1947

Played Tony in the musical "Something In The Wind," which starred Deanna Durbin

1940

Made his New York Metropolitan Opera debut

1939

Had his first New York solo recital

1932

Joined Radio City Music Hall as an operatic tenor

Bonus Trivia

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Favourite of Italian conductor-maestro, Arturo Toscanini

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