Peter Lawford

Peter Sydney Ernest Lawford (born Peter Sydney Ernest Aylen; 7 September 1923 – 24 December 1984) was an English actor, producer, and socialite, who lived in the United States throughout his adult life.

He was a member of the "Rat Pack" and the brother-in-law of President John F. Kennedy and senators Robert F. Kennedy and Edward Kennedy. From the 1940s to the 1960s, he was a well-known celebrity and starred in a number of highly acclaimed films. In later years, he was noted more for his off-screen activities as a celebrity than for his acting; it was said that he was "famous for being famous".

Birth and Death Data: Born September 7, 1923 (London), Died December 24, 1984 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1955 - 1957

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 101941 3/8/1957 Wingin' with rhythm and blues-9 Jimmy Durante vocalist  
Decca L 8353 4/12/1955 Swingin' with rhythm and blues-3 Jimmy Durante vocalist  


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"Lawford, Peter." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 3 June 2023.

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