Audrey Peppe

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Audrey Peppe
Personal information
Full name Audrey Frances Peppe
Country represented  United States
Born (1917-10-12)October 12, 1917
New York City
Died April 1, 1992(1992-04-01) (aged 74)
Queens, New York
Home town Long Beach, New York
Former coach Beatrix Loughran
Skating club Skating Club of New York
Retired 1939 Turned professional in 1940 & ran the figure skating program at Sun Valley, Idaho Later taught skating at the Skating Club of New York

Audrey Frances 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 1/10 of a point.[1] Peppe competed at the 1936 Winter Olympics, where she placed twelfth in the singles event.[2][3] She turned professional in December 1939.[4]

Peppe was the niece of Beatrix Loughran, who also coached her.[5] Her husband's name was David Benner.[6] She divorced David Benner. In 1944 she married Robert Rapee son of Symphony Conductor Erno Rapee. They had one Child Suzanne. Audrey was chosen for 3 Olympic Teams 1932 Lake Placid,1936 Berlin,1940 canceled by WWII


Event 1936 1937 1938 1939
Winter Olympics 12th
World Championships 13th 12th
European Championships 11th
U.S. Championships 3rd 2nd 2nd