John Chatterton, an operatic singer and actor, was born on January 23, 1855, supposedly in New York, though some claimed he was born in Michigan. He began his career at an early age. At some point he traveled to Europe to study, and launched a career there as an operatic tenor. He then returned to the United States, where he had a long career, using the stage name "Don Giovanni Perugini" or "Signor Perugini".
On January 21, 1894 he became the third husband for Lillian Russell, a famous actress and singer. However, they quickly separated in six months after he became violent, and at one point tried to throw Lillian out of a hotel window. They divorced on October 21, 1898.
He completed a 50 year stage career in 1913 and died at the Edwin Forrest Home for Actors in Philadelphia a year later.
"New Jersey, Marriages, 1670-1980," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FZGR-QZX : 26 September 2017), John H. A. Chatterton and Helen L. Leonard, 01 Jan 1893; citing Hoboken, Hudson, New Jersey, United States, Division of Archives and Record Management, New Jersey Department of State, Trenton.; FHL microfilm 495,717.
"Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JF6T-3VR : 9 December 2014), John Chatterton, 04 Dec 1914; citing cn 27934, Philadelphia City Archives and Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; FHL microfilm 1,429,065.
Pennsylvania probate record; Probate Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania County, District and Probate Courts. Wills, No 060-080, 1915. Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.