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PEPPE Audrey Frances
Birth: 12 Oct 1917 New York City, N.Y.
Death: 1 Apr 1992 Queens Co., N.Y.
Cause of Death: brain cancer
Burial: 3 Apr 1992 Holy Rood Cemetery, Westbury, L.I., N.Y.
born at 238 Thompson ST NYC
buried at Holy Rood Cem, Westbury, NYSec 20 Range H plot 166
ssn 13 AUG 1940 340-12-9622 issued in Illinois
Education: 1923 Friends Seminary NYC
Education: 1930 Gardner School NYC
Education: 1935 Grad. Long Beach High LB NY
ADDR: 88-36 Elmhurst Ave Elmhurst, Queens Co NY
Brown Hair, Brown Eyes
Md to David L. Benner in Hailey, Idaho St. Charles R C Church by Rev. L.M.
Dougherty escorted by WP Rogers, Manager Sun Valley Lodge.
1930 in Manhattan Dist 243, NYC
1940 in Hempstead, Nassau Co., N.Y. occ some sort of worker cannot read
Audrey Francis Peppe (later Benner, October 12, 1917 – April 1, 1992)
was an American figure skater.
She was born in New York City and died in Queens, New York. Peppe was the 1936
U.S. bronze medalist and 1938-1939 silver medalist. She lost the 1938 national title to
Joan Tozzer by 1/10th of a point. Peppe competed at the 1936 Winter Olympics,
where she placed twelfth in the singles event. She turned professional in
Peppe was the niece of Beatrix Loughran, who also coached her. Her husband's
name was David Benner.
Winter Olympics 1936 12th, World Championships 1936 13th, 1937 12th, European
Championships 1937 11th, US Championships 1936 3rd, 1938 2d, 1939 2d subject of
New Yorker "Talk of the Town" article by E.J.Kahn, 29 Mar 1941. It begins:
ABSTRACT: Talk story about Audrey Peppe, one of the two most distinguished
feminine figure skaters native to N. Y. C., the other being her aunt Beatrix Loughran.
Miss Peppe has never been a champion herself, but before turning professional last
year, she came reasonably near it. She was picked for the Olympic Games of 1936 in
Germany and finised 12th out of a field of 25, which was regarded remarkable for a girl
in her teens. She is now twenty-three and married to David Benner, manager of the
tourist lodge at Sun Valley. Her mother who became tired of sitting around watching
Audrey skate in carnivals took up skating
four years ago. Miss Peppe hasappeared in every Skating Club Carnival since she was
ten. Tells about her training as a bellet dancer and skater.
Per www.sunvalleyrealestate.info, she was hired to promote ice skating at Sun Valley.
PEPPE Frank Michael (14 Nov 1886 - 12 Oct 1968)
LOUGHRAN Alice Frances (19 Jul 1892 - 24 Oct 1962)
PEPPE Audrey Frances (12 Oct 1917 - 1 Apr 1992)
PEPPE Kenneth Michael (2 Jun 1922 - 22 Apr 1964)
PEPPE Allen Francis ()
Marriage To BENNER David Lyon (19 Aug 1913 - 22 Mar 2004)
m. 2 May 1940 dv. 12 Aug 1944 Sun Valley, Idaho
BENNER James W. ()
LYON Denell G. ()
Marriage To RAPEE Robert (28 Mar 1915 - Aug 1963)
m. 1944 New York City, N.Y.
RAPEE Erno ()
----- Mariska ()
Children by RAPEE Robert 28 Mar 1915 - Aug 1963
RAPEE Suzanne (29 Sep 1945 - 25 Jun 1992)
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