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Also Known As: Jack Retherford Starkey Died: February 14, 1993
Born: April 21, 1922 Cause of Death: heart failure
Birth Place: LaGrange, Kentucky, USA Profession: actor, composer, soldier

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Former child performer who worked the vaudeville circuit until joining the Air Corps in WWII. After he completed his service, Pepper was signed as a composer and arranger for Universal Pictures, where he wrote such memorable songs as "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" and "Top Man." Probably his biggest hit, though, was the title song for the film "Pillow Talk" (1959). Pepper also worked as an accompanist for Judy Garland and Marlene Dietrich.

Former child performer who worked the vaudeville circuit until joining the Air Corps in WWII. After he completed his service, Pepper was signed as a composer and arranger for Universal Pictures, where he wrote such memorable songs as "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" and "Top Man." Probably his biggest hit, though, was the title song for the film "Pillow Talk" (1959). Pepper also worked as an accompanist for Judy Garland and Marlene Dietrich.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Blondie Goes to College (1942) Atlantic coxswain
2.
 Reap the Wild Wind (1942) Call boy in coffee shop
3.
 Henry Aldrich for President (1941) Johnny
4.
 Small Town Deb (1941) Chauncey Jones
5.
 Men of Boys Town (1941) Commissioner
6.
 Golden Hoofs (1941) Morty Witherspoon
7.
 The Reluctant Dragon (1941) Humphrey
8.
 Meet the Chump (1941) Bellboy
9.
 Seventeen (1940) Johnnie Watson
10.
 Military Academy (1940) Second cadet
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1939:
Feature acting debut in "Streets of New York"
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Composer and lyricist for Universal Pictures after serving in the military
1959:
Wrote the title song for the feature "Pillow Talk"

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