Peter Allen

Singer, Entertainer, Pianist
Flamboyant Australian entertainer who performed as a singer, songwriter and pianist. Famed for his lavish, energetic concerts which combined elements of P.T. Barnum and Liberace, Allen got his big break when he was ... Read more »
Born: 02/10/1944 in Australia

Filmography

Music (27)

Debbie Macomber's Dashing Through The Snow 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Music

Ties That Bind 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Music

Arthur 2011 (Movie)

"Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)" (Song)

The Change-Up 2011 (Movie)

("Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall") (Song)

On the Other Hand, Death 2008 (Movie)

(Music)

On the Other Hand, Death 2008 (Movie)

("Love Life") (Song)

On the Other Hand, Death 2008 (Movie)

("Love Life") (Song Performer)

Intolerable Cruelty 2003 (Movie)

("Don't Cry Out Loud") (Song)

The Wedding Planner 2001 (Movie)

("I Honestly Love You") (Song)

Dick 1999 (Movie)

("I Honestly Love You") (Song)

Drop Dead Gorgeous 1999 (Movie)

("Don't Cry Out Loud") (Song)

The Trap 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Music

The Fabulous Baker Boys 1989 (Movie)

("I Go to Rio") (Song)

Dominick and Eugene 1988 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

Dominick and Eugene 1988 (Movie)

(Song)

Maureen McGovern on Stage at Wolf Trap 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Song

Swing Shift 1984 (Movie)

("Someone Waits For You") (Music)

Kiss Me Goodbye 1982 (Movie)

("But It's A Nice Dream") (Lyrics)

Kiss Me Goodbye 1982 (Movie)

("But It's A Nice Dream") (Music)

Arthur 1981 (Movie)

("Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)") (Song)

Chanel Solitaire 1981 (Movie)

(Song)

Chanel Solitaire 1981 (Movie)

("One and Only") (Song Performer)

They All Laughed 1981 (Movie)

("You and Me") (Song)

All That Jazz 1979 (Movie)

(Song)

All That Jazz 1979 (Movie)

("Everything Old Is New Again") (Song Performer)

Here We Go Again (TV Show)

Theme Song Performer
Actor (12)

Reno's Cabaret Reunion 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Australian Royal Bicentennial Concert 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Dionne Warwick in London 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

A Star-Spangled Celebration 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Noel Edmonds Show 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Disneyland's 30th Anniversary Celebration 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Loretta Lynn in the Big Apple 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Hands Across the Table (Movie)

Jewelry Clerk (Actor)

Biography

Flamboyant Australian entertainer who performed as a singer, songwriter and pianist. Famed for his lavish, energetic concerts which combined elements of P.T. Barnum and Liberace, Allen got his big break when he was discovered by Judy Garland during her world tour. At the time, he was half of an act called "Chris and Peter Allen" that was performing at the Hong Kong Hilton. Allen went on to open for Garland in Miami, Las Vegas, and other cities. He made his mark in the US performing in New York cabarets.

Relationships

Marion Allen

Mother
survived him

Lynne Allen

Sister
survived him

Liza Minnelli Actor

Wife
Married in 1967 divorced in 1974

Milestones

1988

Wrote music and lyrics and starred in the short-lived Broadway show, "Legs Diamond"

1981

Co-wrote, with Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager, and Christopher Cross, "Arthur's Theme (The Best That You Can Do) for "Arthur"

1974

Signed by A&M Records; made two albums that year, the second of which introduced his signature song, "I Go to Rio"

1969

Made debut on Broadway in "Soon" with Richard Gere and Nell Carter

1949

Began singing in Australian pubs at age five

"Chris and Peter Allen" open for Garland in Miami, Las Vegas, and other cities

Discovered by Judy Garland during her world tour as half of the "Chris and Peter Allen" show performing at the Hong Kong Hilton

Gained prominence playing cabarets in New York

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