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Frank Sinatra
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John F. Kennedy
(Politics)
Dean Martin
(Movies & TV)
Sammy Davis, Jr.
(Movies & TV)
Never So Few
(Movie)
Richard Boone
(Movies & TV)
Danny Thomas
(Movies & TV)
 

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Peter Lawford

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Peter Lawford

English-American actor add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1923.

Countries: United States (79%), United Kingdom (10%), (4%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Frank Sinatra, John F. Kennedy, Dean Martin

Linked to: Democratic Party, United States Senate, NBC

 

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Peter Lawford was born in 1923 add something


1924

Sir Sydney and May Aylen wed in September 1924, after their divorces were finalised and when their son was one year old add something


1930

Around 1930, aged seven, he made his acting debut in the English film "Poor Old Bill" add something


1938

In 1938, he made his Hollywood debut in a minor part in the film "Lord Jeff" add something


1945

Peter Lawford's first leading role came in "Son of Lassie" and he later won a "Modern Screen" magazine readers' poll as the most popular actor in Hollywood of 1946 add something


1947

Bruce Marshall - His 1947 novel "Vespers in Vienna" was the basis of the 1949 film "The Red Danube" starring Walter Pidgeon, Ethel Barrymore, Peter Lawford, Angela_Lansbury and Janet Leigh


1948

Easter Parade (film) - "'Easter Parade"' is a 1948 American musical film starring Judy Garland, Fred Astaire and Peter Lawford, featuring music by Irving Berlin, including some of Astaire and Garland's best-known songs, such as "Easter Parade", "Steppin' Out with My Baby", and "We're a Couple of Swells"


1950

Jesse White (actor) - During the 1950s, he began landing roles on television shows, including appearances in Danny Thomas's "Make Room for Daddy" and Peter Lawford's "Dear Phoebe"

 

Dean Martin - In the late 1950s and early 1960s, Martin and Sinatra, along with friends Joey Bishop, Peter Lawford, and Sammy Davis, Jr. formed the legendary Rat Pack, so called by the public after an earlier group of social friends, the Holmby Hills Rat Pack centered on Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, of which Sinatra had been a member


1953

Lawford made his television debut in 1953 in a guest starring role on Ronald W. Reagan's anthology series, "General Electric Theater" add something


1954

His first marriage, in 1954, was to Patricia Kennedy, sister of then-US Senator John F. Kennedy add something

 

In 1954, he starred as a newspaper advice-to-the-lovelorn columnist named Bill Hastings in the short-lived NBC series "Dear Phoebe" with Marcia Henderson and Charles Lane add something


1957

From 1957 to 1959, Lawford co-starred with Phyllis Kirk in "The Thin Man", an NBC series based on the novel by Dashiel Hammett add something


1959

In 1959, Frank Sinatra invited the Englishman to join "The Rat Pack" and got him a role in "Never So Few" add something

 

Sammy Davis, Jr. - In 1959, Davis became a member of the famous "Rat Pack", led by his friend Frank Sinatra, which included fellow performers such as Dean Martin, Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford

 

Juliet Prowse - She would go on to appear with Sinatra and other notable guests such as Ella Fitzgerald, Peter Lawford, Hermione_Gingold, the Hi-Lo's, Red Norvo, Nelson Riddle and his orchestra on the 1959, " Frank Sinatra Show

 

Never So Few - "'Never So Few"' is a 1959 CinemaScope war film, directed by John Sturges and starring Frank Sinatra, Gina Lollobrigida, Peter Lawford, Steve_McQueen, Richard Johnson, Paul Henreid, Brian Donlevy, Dean Jones, Charles Bronson, and Philip Ahn, and featuring uncredited roles by renowned Asian actors Mako, George Takei and James Hong


1960

Lawford became an American citizen on 23 April 1960 add something

 

Frank Sinatra - In 1960, Sinatra and his friends Peter Lawford, Dean_Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. actively campaigned for Kennedy throughout the United States; On the campaign trail, Sinatra's voice was heard even if he wasn't physically present.

 

Jayne Mansfield - She met John F Kennedy through his brother-in-law Peter Lawford at Palm Springs, California in 1960, before he had his affair with Marilyn Monroe, but the "affair" did not last


1962

Simon Fraser, 15th Lord Lovat - "The Longest Day", a 1962 film based on the book of the same name, features "Lord Lovat", played by Peter Lawford

 

Marilyn Monroe - On May 19, 1962, she attended the early birthday celebration of President John F. Kennedy at Madison Square Garden, at the suggestion of Kennedy's brother-in-law, actor Peter Lawford


1965

He went on to produce the 1965 Patty Duke film, "Billie", as well as two films with Sammy Davis, Jr., "Salt and Pepper" and "One More Time" add something


1967

Never So Few - As illustrated to the right, in the 1967 re-release McQueen's credit was moved in front of Peter Lawford's and above the title, and he was featured prominently in the artwork


1968

Frank Sinatra - The 1968 election illustrated changes in the once solidly pro-JFK Rat Pack: Peter Lawford, Sammy_Davis,_Jr., and Shirley MacLaine all endorsed Robert Kennedy in the spring primaries; Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Joey Bishop backed Vice-President Hubert Humphrey.


1971

Lawford married his second wife, Mary Rowan, daughter of comedian Dan Rowan, in October 1971 when she was one day shy of 22 years old; Lawford was 48 add something


1975

Rowan and Lawford separated two years later and divorced in January 1975 add something


1976

In June 1976, he married aspiring actress Deborah Gould, 25, whom he had known for only three weeks add something


1977

Lawford and Gould separated two months after marrying and divorced in 1977 add something


1984

Lawford died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Christmas Eve 1984, aged 61, from cardiac arrest add something


Peter Lawford died in 1984 add something

 

During his separation from Gould, Lawford met seventeen-year-old Patricia Seaton, who became his fourth and final wife in July 1984, months before his death add something

 

Derek Ford - Ford bases this assumption on a meeting "Selwyn Ford" had with the actor Peter Lawford, in 1984 over a never made, Italian financed film called "Bloody Mary", in which an actress is abducted and forced to have an abortion after having an affair with a powerful, married man


2004

In her 2004 autobiography "'Tis Herself", Maureen O'Hara wrote that Lawford and Richard Boone were arrested in a gay brothel in Melbourne, Australia, while filming "Kangaroo" add something

 

Richard Boone - In her 2004 autobiography "'Tis Herself", Maureen O'Hara wrote that Boone and Peter Lawford were arrested in a gay bar in Melbourne, Australia, while filming "Kangaroo"