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 World War II


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