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Jan Peerce (1904–1984)

Jan Peerce was born on June 3, 1904 in New York City, New York, USA as Jacob Pincus Perlemuth. He was an actor, known for Hymn of the Nations (1944), Keep 'Em Rolling (1942) and On Your Radio Dial (1935). He was married to Alice Kalmanowitz. He died on December 15, 1984 in New York City. See full bio »

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 1969 Goodbye, Columbus
Uncle Manny
 1953 Opera vs. Jazz (TV Series)
 1953 Tonight We Sing
Gregory Lawrence (singing voice)
 1947 Something in the Wind
 1947 Carnegie Hall
Jan Peerce
 1939 Gals and Gallons (Short)
Jan Peerce
 1938 Latin Rhythm (Short)
 1938 Carnival Show (Short)
Opera singing hot dog vendor
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He was the tenor soloist in Toscanini's only studio recording of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, made in 1952. See more »

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He was a favorite soloist of Arturo Toscanini's. Toscanini once asked him where his ancestors came from. When Peerce replied that they were from Russia and Poland, Toscanini said, "Impossible! They must have come through Italy on the way from Russia!". See more »



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