Jan Kiepura

Active - 1932 - 1952  |   Born - Jan 1, 1905   |   Died - Jan 1, 1966   |   Genres - Musical, Drama, Comedy Drama, Comedy

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Biography by Sandra Brennan

Polish actor and singer Jan Kiepura started out in opera singing with the Warsaw State Opera. He later sang in Vienna and Milan before launching a career during the '30s. Usually he appeared in musicals opposite Marta Eggerth, his wife. The couple came to the U.S. later in the decade and while he sang with the New York Metropolitan Opera, his stateside film career never took off. Kiepura did continue to perform in a few European films following WW II. He retired in the mid-'50s.