Jan Kiepura

Born - May 16, 1902 in Sosnowiec, Poland  |   Died - Aug 15, 1966 in Rye, NY  |   Genres - Musical, Comedy, Comedy Drama, Drama

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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.