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From Wikipedia

Jan Wiktor Kiepura (May 16, 1902 – August 15, 1966) was an acclaimed Polish singer (tenor) and actor.

In 1926, Jan Kiepura left Poland for an international career in Germany, Hungary, France, and England. When he returned to Poland, with the money he had earned from his performances, he built the well-known hotel Patria in the Polish border town of Krynica-Zdrój, which cost him about US$3 million. Some Polish movies were made there. Kiepura played in twelve Polish musicals, including O czym się nie myśli (1926), Die Singende Stadt (Neapol, śpiewające miasto) (1930), Tout Pour L'amour (Zdobyć cię muszę) (1933), and Mon coeur t'appelle (1934).

He signed contracts with Convert Garden in London, Opéra Comique in Paris and National Opera in Berlin. Kiepura also started a film career, working with Berlin's UFA and then with the Motion Picture Industry in Hollywood. He played in many films, of which the most famous are: The Singing City, The Song of Night, Ich liebe alle Frauen, The Charm of La Boheme, Das Land des Lächelns.

From Wikipedia

Jan Wiktor Kiepura (May 16, 1902 – August 15, 1966) was an acclaimed Polish singer (tenor) and actor.

In 1926, Jan Kiepura left Poland for an international career in Germany, Hungary, France, and England. When he returned to Poland, with the money he had earned from his performances, he built the well-known hotel Patria in the Polish border town of Krynica-Zdrój, which cost him about US$3 million. Some Polish movies were made there. Kiepura played in twelve Polish musicals, including O czym się nie myśli (1926), Die Singende Stadt (Neapol, śpiewające miasto) (1930), Tout Pour L'amour (Zdobyć cię muszę) (1933), and Mon coeur t'appelle (1934).

He signed contracts with Convert Garden in London, Opéra Comique in Paris and National Opera in Berlin. Kiepura also started a film career, working with Berlin's UFA and then with the Motion Picture Industry in Hollywood. He played in many films, of which the most famous are: The Singing City, The Song of Night, Ich liebe alle Frauen, The Charm of La Boheme, Das Land des Lächelns.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 21

Birthday 1902-05-16

Day of Death 1966-08-15

Place of Birth Sosnowiec, Poland, Russian Empire [now Sosnowiec, Slaskie, Poland]

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2005 Jornal Português (1938-1951) as Himself (archive footage)
1952 Das Land des Lächelns as Sou Bawana Pantschur, Prinz von Javora
1950 Absender unbekannt
1949 Valse brillante as Jan Kovalski
1949 The Eternal Melody as René Lambertin
1939 Das Abenteuer geht weiter
1937 The Charm of La Bohème as René Lambertain
1936 Opernring as Toni Kowalski
1936 Give Us This Night as Antonio Belizza
1935 J'aime toutes les femmes as Jean Morena / Eugène
1935 Ich liebe alle Frauen as Jan Morena & Edi Jaworski
1935 Es leuchten die Sterne
1934 My Heart Is Calling You
1934 A Song for You as Riccardo Gatti
1934 My Heart Calls You as Mario Delmonti
1933 Ein Lied für Dich as Riccardo Gatti
1933 La chanson d'une nuit as Enrico Ferraro
1932 Das Lied einer Nacht as Enrico Ferraro
1932 Be Mine Tonight as Enrico Ferraro
1931 City of Song as Giovanni Cavallone
1930 Die singende Stadt as Giovanni Cavallone - Fremdenführer

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