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: 02/18/1952 in Ottowa, Ontario, CA

Filmography

Music (44)

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

Music

Stop The Wedding 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Music

Ties That Bind 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Music

I Do, I Do, I Do 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Music

Recipe For Love 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Music

The Color of Rain 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Music

Wedding Planner Mystery 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Music

Love At The Thanksgiving Parade 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Original Music

The Trainer 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Original Music

Blonde and Blonder 2008 (Movie)

Music Supervision (Music Supervisor)

Blonde and Blonder 2008 (Movie)

Orchestrations (Original Music)

Blonde and Blonder 2008 (Movie)

("The Lonely Boater") (Song)

Blonde and Blonder 2008 (Movie)

("The Lonely Boater") (Song Performer)

Making Mr. Right 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Music

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)

A Valentine Carol 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Music

Tell Me No Lies 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Original Music

Family in Hiding 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Music

Home for the Holidays 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Music

Shock to the System 2006 (Movie)

Music (Original Music)

The Obsession 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Original Music

Bear With Me 1999 (Movie)

(Music)

The Silencer 1999 (Movie)

(Music)

Sleeping Dogs 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Music

Hostage Train 1996 (Movie)

(Music)

Dangerous Prey 1995 (Movie)

(Music)

The Trap 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Music

A Family Thanksgiving (TV Show)

Music

All She Wants For Christmas (TV Show)

Music

Christmas Town (TV Show)

Music

Crackerjack (TV Show)

Music

Dead Fire (TV Show)

Music

Downdraft (TV Show)

Music

Escape From Mars (TV Show)

Music

Escape Velocity (TV Show)

Music

Eve's Christmas (TV Show)

Music

Flowers and Garnet (TV Show)

Music

His and Her Christmas (TV Show)

Music

Lesser Evil (TV Show)

Music

The Wrong Girl (TV Show)

Music

Too Cool for Christmas (TV Show)

Music
Actor (1)

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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