Peter Allen

#53511
Most Popular
Boost
Birthday
10, 1944
Birthplace
Tenterfield, Australia
Death Date
Jun 18, 1992 (48)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
10, 1944
Birthplace
Tenterfield, Australia
Death Date
Jun 18, 1992 (48)

About

Australian songwriter and entertainer. His song Arthur's Theme won an Academy Award in 1981.

Before Fame

He was discovered by Mark Herron, the husband of Judy Garland, while performing in Hong Kong. He was invited to return with Herron to England and the United States.

Trivia

He and his brother formed a popular cabaret and TV act in the early 1960s, calling themselves the Allen Brothers.

Family Life

He married actress Liza Minnelli in 1967. Shortly after their divorce in 1974, he revealed his homosexuality and began dating model Gregory Connell.

Associated With

His songs were recorded by Elkie Brooks, Melissa Manchester, and Olivia Newton-John.