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Peter Allen
Original name: Peter Richard Woolnough
Birth: Feb. 10, 1944
Tenterfield Shire
New South Wales, Australia
Death: Jun. 18, 1992
San Diego County
California, USA

Entertainer, Songwriter. Born in Australia, he was discovered in 1964 by the legendary Judy Garland while she was on tour in Hong Kong. She brought him to America, where his career thrived and he became the first husband of Garland's daughter, Liza Minnelli (it was his only marriage.) They separated and divorced after Garland's death in 1969. He wrote a tribute to Judy, "Quiet Please, There's A Lady On Stage," and penned such popular songs as "I Honestly Love You," "Don't Cry Out Loud," "I Go To Rio," "Everything Old Is New Again," and "Bi-Coastal." He remained a flamboyant stage entertainer, usually singing his own songs, until he contracted AIDS in the early 1990s. (bio by: Mike) 
Family links: 
  Richard John Woolnough (1919 - 1958)
  Gregory Yewell Connell (1949 - 1984)*
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: AIDS
Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Mike
Record added: Feb 04, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6155551
Peter Allen
Added by: MC
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I recalled your performance years ago at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles and remember you today, October 4, 2015.
- David Martin Herron
 Added: Oct. 4, 2015
May he rest in peace.
- David A. French
 Added: Sep. 21, 2015

 Added: Sep. 21, 2015
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