Peter Duchin

Pianist and Band Leader
Born Jul 28, 1937

Peter Oelrichs Duchin is an American pianist and band leader.

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1937 Birth Born in 1937.


1964 27 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1964, he married Cheray Zauderer, a divorced Manhattan socialite with whom he eventually had three children. … Read More


1985 48 Years Old 1 More Event
From 1985 to 1989, Duchin had a professional partnership with Jimmy Maxwell, leader of the traditional society jazz band in New Orleans. … Read More


1996 59 Years Old In 1996 he published his memoir, Ghost of a Chance. In 2008, Brooke Hayward and Peter Duchin announced their separation and eventually divorced. Duchin married Virginia Coleman over the 2012 Memorial Day weekend at the home of Kathy and Bill Rayner in East Hampton.
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