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Jan Kiepura Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

Born: May 16, 1902 in Sosnowiec, Poland, Russian Empire (now Sosnowiec, Slaskie, Poland)
Died: August 15, 1966 in Rye, New York
Jan Kiepura (1902-1966) was a popular opera singer in his homeland. He also performed at the Vienna Staatsoper, Teatro alla Scala, the Metropolitan Opera and the Paris Opéra and Opéra Comique, among other houses. A versatile entertainer, Kiepura appeared in 21 movies between 1926, most of them French and German-language, and on Broadway in two productions of Franz Lehár's The Merry Widow (1943-1944) and in Poloniase (1945-1946). He married lyric soprano Marta Eggerth in 1936, and the two performed together many times. They were forced to flee to the United States at the start of World War II.
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Theater Credits
Polonaise - Performer (October 6, 1945 - January 1946), The-Merry-Widow - Performer (October 7, 1944 - November 4, 1944), The-Merry-Widow - Performer (August 4, 1943 - May 6, 1944)

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