American operatic tenor who performed at venues all over the world in roles like Alfredo in La traviata and Rodolfo in La bohème. He has also performed as a soloist.
His career began when he was hired as a soloist for the Radio City Music Hall when he was twenty-eight.
He appeared on a number of opera recordings, including Verdi's Rigoletto, Bizet's Carmen, and Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor.
His son, Larry Peerce, became a well-known film director.
His big break came when he was discovered by legendary music director Arturo Toscanini of the NBC Symphony Orchestra.