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Songwriter-Entertainer Peter Allen Dies




 

United Press International (06/19/92)

New York--Academy Award-winning singer-songwriter Peter Allen died of AIDS Thursday morning in San Diego, Calif. He was 48 years old. His personal assistant, Bruce Cudd, said Allen died in a San Diego hospital from an "AIDS-related illness." Allen is renowned for compositions including the Grammy Award-winning "I Honestly Love You," recorded by Olivia Newton-John; "You and Me (We Wanted It All)," sung by Frank Sinatra; and his signature theme "Quiet Please (There's a Lady on Stage)." Allen, an Australian, first started his career by singing in the pubs of Tenterfield, Australia, at the age of 5. He first appeared on Broadway in 1970 in the show "Soon," with Richard Gere and Nell Carter. He wrote the Oscar-winning theme for the film "Arthur," sung by Christopher Cross. Allen married actress Liza Minnelli in 1967, but the couple divorced in 1970. His family has suggested that instead of sending flowers, donations can be made to the People With AIDS Coalition or to any organization devoted to helping AIDS research or individuals with AIDS.



 


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