Category Archive: Entertainers P

PHIL KRAUS

Phil Kraus Philip Kraus (born November 17, 1950) is an American operatic baritone and stage director known for his performances with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, starting in 1991, and for his co-founding of Light Opera Works, a professional light opera company in Chicago, in 1980. Living up to his motto, “Have Percussion, Will Travel,” …

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PAT TORPEY

Pat Torpey Birth name Pat Torpey Born December 13, 1953 Cleveland, Ohio, US Died February 7, 2018 (aged 64) Genres Hard rock, progressive rock, pop rock, heavy metal Occupation(s) Musician, singer-songwriter Instruments Drums, percussion, vocals, guitar, bass guitar, keyboards Pat Torpey (December 13, 1953 – February 7, 2018) was an American hard rock drummer and …

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JOE PERNICE

Joe Pernice Genres Indie rock, alternative pop, chamber pop, alternative country Joe Pernice is an American indie rock musician and writer, who has fronted several bands, including the Scud Mountain Boys, Chappaquiddick Skyline and the Pernice Brothers. Originally from Holbrook, Massachusetts, he is currently based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where he is married to Canadian …

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JIM PAGE (singer)

Jim Page (singer) Born 1949 Genres Folk Occupation(s) Songwriter Vocalist Instruments Guitar Vocals Jim Page (born 1949) is an American folk singer-songwriter and social activist. Page was born in Palo Alto, California in 1949 and moved to Seattle in 1971. Music career and activism He is known for his political songs and for his activism …

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PAT BUTTRAM

Pat Buttram Born Maxwell Emmett Buttram June 19, 1915 Addison, Alabama, U.S. Died January 8, 1994 (aged 78) Los Angeles, California, U.S. Cause of death Kidney failure Resting place Maxwell Chapel, United Methodist Church Haleyville, Alabama, U.S. Maxwell Emmett “Pat” Buttram (June 19, 1915 – January 8, 1994) was an American actor, known for playing …

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PRESTON SHANNON

Preston Shannon Born October 23, 1947 Olive Branch, Mississippi, United States Origin Memphis, Tennessee, United States Died January 22, 2018 (aged 70) Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. Genres Electric blues, soul blues Occupation(s) Guitarist, singer, songwriter Instruments Guitar, vocals Preston Shannon (October 23, 1947 – January 22, 2018) was an American electric blues and soul blues guitarist, …

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PETER BROWN (actor)

Above: Brown as Deputy Johnny McKay in the television series Lawman (1959) Peter Brown (actor) Born Pierre Lind de Lappe October 5, 1935 New York City, New York, U.S. Died March 21, 2016 (aged 80) Phoenix, Arizona, U.S. Cause of death Parkinson’s disease Peter Brown – IMDb Peter Brown Dead: ‘Lawman’ Star Was 80 | Hollywood Reporter Peter Brown Actor Fan Site Pierre …

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PETER WYNGARDE

Peter Wyngarde Born c. 1927 Died 15 January 2018 (age 90) London, England Occupation Actor (film, TV and theatre) Peter Wyngarde (c. 1927 – 15 January 2018) was an actor best known for playing the character Jason King, a bestselling novelist turned sleuth, in two British television series: Department S (1969–70) and Jason King (1971–72). …

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PATTI BOULAYE

Patti Boulaye Patti Boulaye, OBE (born Patricia Ngozi Ebigwei, 3 May 1954) is a British-Nigerian singer, actress and artist who rose to prominence after winning New Faces in 1978, and was among the leading black British entertainers in the 1970s and 1980s. In her native Nigeria, she is best remembered for starring in Lux commercials …

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GREGORY PORTER

Above: Porter in concert with his regular band at Cosmopolite club in Oslo, 2016 Gregory Porter Born November 4, 1971 Sacramento, California, United States Genres Jazz blues soul gospel Occupation(s) Singer songwriter actor Gregory Porter (born November 4, 1971) is an American singer, songwriter, and actor. He won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal …

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