Jon Peters

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Jon Peters (born John H. Peters; June 2, 1945) is an American movie producer.

Early life

Peters was born John H. PetersAccording to the State of California. California Birth Index, 1905-1995. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California. Searchable at http://www.familytreelegends.com/records/39461 in Van Nuys, California, the son of Helen (née Pagano), a receptionist, and Jack Peters, a cook. He is of Cherokee and Italian descent.

Career

Peters went into the family hair styling business and was successful on Rodeo Drive in Hollywood where he made many industry connections. Peters first gained national prominence when he began dating superstar singer and actress Barbra Streisand after designing the short wig Barbra wore for the 1974 comedy For Pete's Sake. He then produced Streisand's 1974 Butterfly album, from which two songs, There Won't Be Trumpets/A Quiet Thing and God Bless the Child, were later released on her 'Just For the Record' box set - on the liner notes she stated that 'no one at the record company shared my enthusiasm. They thought the songs didn't belong on a contemporary album like Butterfly'. In 1976 he was given a controversial producing credit on Streisand's remake of A Star Is Born ("Barbra" by Donald Zec and Anthony Fowles, chapter 17). He worked with Peter Guber for the next ten years. Their...
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