Born Pierre La Cock in Huntington, West Virginia, Peter made his entrance into show business as a band singer at the age of 15. While still a teen, he moved to New York City where he landed a job as a page in radio for NBC.  

Early in his career he joined forces with Tommy Noonan. The comedy team appeared in major night clubs, films, and theatres throughout the country and made numerous appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show.

Peter soon went to London and starred with Chita Rivera in Bye-Bye-Birdie. His first starring role on Broadway was with Julie Harris in Skyscraper. In later years, he appeared in other musicals including High Button Shoes, Anything Goes, Music Man42nd Street, and Neil Simon's Rumors. In the 1980s, Peter performed his role of Georges in over 800 performances of La Cage Aux Folles, first in the National Company and then at the Palace on Broadway until the show closed.

Peter moved into acting when he signed as a contract player at Twentieth Century Fox. Some of his earlier films include Ensign Pulver, Swinging Along, and The Cavern. More recently he was seen as the radio crooner in Annie.



 

 

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