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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 Of Men and Music (1951). 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)
 1952 Cavalcade of Stars (TV Series)
Guest Opera Vocalist
- Episode #3.53 (1952) ... Guest Opera Vocalist
 1947 Something in the Wind
Tony - Policeman
 1947 Carnegie Hall
Jan Peerce
 1939 Gals and Gallons (Short)
Jan Peerce
 1938 Latin Rhythm No. 6 (Short)
 1938 Carnival Show (Short)
Opera singing hot dog vendor
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He sang in several of conductor Arturo Toscanini's broadcast performances of operas on NBC - "Fidelio", "La Boheme", "La Traviata", and "Un Ballo en Maschera". All were eventually released on LP, and later remastered and released on CD. See more »

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Made his Broadway debut in late 1971, at the age of 67, succeeding Paul Lipson in the role of "Tevye" in "Fiddler on the Roof" to uniformally excellent reviews. He had made a recording of the songs from the play for the Vanguard label four years earlier, singing the words in Yiddish. See more »



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