Peter Allen

Peter Allen (born Peter Richard Woolnough) was an Australian-born singer-songwriter, musician and entertainer, known for his flamboyant stage persona and lavish costumes. His songs were made popular by many recording artists, including Elkie Brooks, Melissa Manchester and Olivia Newton-John, with one, "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)" by Christopher Cross, winning an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1981. In addition to recording many albums, he enjoyed a cabaret and concert career, including appearing at the Radio City Music Hall riding a camel. His Australian patriotism song "I Still Call Australia Home", has been used extensively in advertising campaigns, and was added to the National Film and Sound Archive's Sounds of Australia registry in 2013.[1]

Return of the Jedi (1983)

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Luke Skywalker leads a mission to rescue his friend Han Solo from the clutches of Jabba the Hutt, while the Emperor seeks to destroy the Rebellion once and for all with a second dreaded Death Star.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Marquand
CAST:  Mark Hamill  •  Harrison Ford  •  Carrie Fisher  •  Billy Dee Williams

Luke Skywalker leads a mission to rescue his friend Han Solo from the clutches of Jabba the Hutt, while the Emperor seeks to destroy the Rebellion once and for all with a second dreaded Death Star.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Marquand
CAST:  Mark Hamill  •  Harrison Ford  •  Carrie Fisher  •  Billy Dee Williams

Night of 100 Stars (1982)

The most glittering, expensive, and exhausting videotaping session in television history took place Friday February 19, 1982 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The event, for which ticket-buyers payed up to $1,000 a seat (tax-deductible as a contribution to the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clark Jones
CAST:  Jane Alexander  •  Peter Allen  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Steve Allen

The most glittering, expensive, and exhausting videotaping session in television history took place Friday February 19, 1982 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The event, for which ticket-buyers payed up to $1,000 a seat (tax-deductible as a contribution to the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clark Jones
CAST:  Jane Alexander  •  Peter Allen  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Steve Allen

Joy of Living: The Art of Renoir (1952)

Joy of Living: The Art of Renoir is a 1952 short documentary film directed by Jean Oser. The film was nominated for an Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Oser
CAST:  Peter Allen

Joy of Living: The Art of Renoir is a 1952 short documentary film directed by Jean Oser. The film was nominated for an Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Oser
CAST:  Peter Allen

The Pirates Of Penzance (1982)

As a young child, Frederic had been apprenticed to a pirate by mistake when he should have been apprenticed to a pilot. Now, having reached his 21st year, Frederic's indentures are at last over and he happily leaves the service of the pirates. When Frederic meets ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rodney Greenberg  •  Michael Geliot
CAST:  Keith Michell  •  Alexander Oliver  •  Gillian Knight  •  Janis Kelly

As a young child, Frederic had been apprenticed to a pirate by mistake when he should have been apprenticed to a pilot. Now, having reached his 21st year, Frederic's indentures are at last over and he happily leaves the service of the pirates. When Frederic meets ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rodney Greenberg  •  Michael Geliot
CAST:  Keith Michell  •  Alexander Oliver  •  Gillian Knight  •  Janis Kelly

Peter Allen: The Boy From Oz (1995)

The story of Peter Allen, Australia's beloved variety entertainer and songwriter. As one of the first openly gay entertainers, Allen won a unique stardom with a mainstream public which loved him for his honesty.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Bette Midler  •  Harry Connick Jr.  •  Bernadette Peters  •  Peter Allen

The story of Peter Allen, Australia's beloved variety entertainer and songwriter. As one of the first openly gay entertainers, Allen won a unique stardom with a mainstream public which loved him for his honesty.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Bette Midler  •  Harry Connick Jr.  •  Bernadette Peters  •  Peter Allen