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Peter Lorre

Knowledge Identifier: +Peter_Lorre


Peter Lorre

Austrian-American actor frequently typecast as a sinister foreigneradd

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1904.

Countries: United States (43%), United Kingdom (17%), France (9%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, John Barrymore

Linked to: Warner Bros., Jews, NBC, Committee for the First Amendment




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Peter Lorre was born in 1904 add something


He began acting on stage in Vienna at the age of 17, where he worked with Richard Teschner, moved to Breslau, and Zürich. add something


Karl Freund - Between 1921 and 1935, Freund directed ten films, of which the best known are probably his two credited horror films, "The Mummy" starring Boris Karloff, and his last film as director, "Mad Love" starring Peter Lorre


Carmel Myers - Amongst her popular sound films are "Svengali" and "The Mad Genius" , both with John Barrymore and Marian Marsh, and a small role in 1944's "The Conspirators", which featured Paul Henreid, Peter Lorre, and Sydney Greenstreet


Fritz Lang - In 1931, after Woman in the Moon, Lang directed what many film scholars consider to be his masterpiece: M, a disturbing story of a child murderer (Peter Lorre in his first starring role) who is hunted down and brought to rough justice by Berlin's criminal underworld.


In 1932 he appeared alongside Hans Albers in the science fiction film F.P.1 antwortet nicht about an artificial island in the mid-Atlantic. add something


When the Nazis came to power in Germany in 1933, Lorre took refuge first in Paris and London , where he was noticed by Ivor Montagu, Alfred Hitchcock's associate producer for The Man Who Knew Too Much, who reminded the director about Lorre's performance in M. They first considered him to play the assassin in the film, but wanted to use him in a larger role, despite his limited command of English, which Lorre overcame by learning much of his part phonetically. add something


He was featured in Hitchcock's Secret Agent, in 1935. add something


Pepe le Moko - The film was remade in America in 1938 as "Algiers", starring Hedy Lamarr and Charles Boyer, and again in 1948 as "Casbah", a musical starring Tony Martin, Märta Torén, Yvonne de Carlo, and Peter Lorre


In 1939, he was picked to play the role that would eventually go to Basil Rathbone in Son of Frankenstein; Lorre had to decline the part due to illness. add something


Einstein in Arsenic and Old Lace, filmed by director Frank Capra in 1941, released in 1944, and starring Cary Grant and Raymond Massey. add something


In 1941, Peter Lorre became a naturalized citizen of the United States. add something


Left to right: Sydney Greenstreet and Lorre in The Maltese Falcon, the first of nine films together. add something


Torben Meyer - In "Hotel Berlin" in 1945, which starred Helmut Dantine and Peter Lorre, Meyer plays a barber named Franz


Harry Morgan - Morgan hosted the NBC radio series "Mystery in the Air" starring Peter Lorre in 1947


In 1953, Anne Marie bore his only child, Catharine. add something


In 1954, he had the distinction of becoming the first actor to play a James Bond villain when he portrayed Le Chiffre in a television adaptation of Casino Royale, opposite Barry Nelson as an American James Bond. add something


Richard Fleischer - In 1954, he was chosen by Walt Disney to direct "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" starring Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas, and Peter Lorre


Maila Nurmi - The show was an immediate hit, and in June 1954 she appeared as Vampira in a horror-themed comedy skit on "The Red Skelton Show" along with Béla Lugosi, Peter Lorre and Lon Chaney, Jr.


A famous story is told in Hollywood that in 1956, both Lorre and Vincent Price attended Bela Lugosi's funeral. add something


In 1959, Lorre appeared in NBC's espionage drama Five Fingers, starring David Hedison, in the episode "Thin Ice". add something


In the early 1960s he worked with Roger Corman on several low-budgeted, tongue-in-cheek, and very popular films. add something


Roald Dahl - The 1960 Hitchcock version stars Steve McQueen and Peter Lorre


In 1961, he was interviewed on the NBC program Here's Hollywood . add something


Lon Chaney, Jr. - In 1962 Chaney got a brief chance to play Quasimodo in a simulacrum of his father's make-up, as well as return to his roles of the Mummy and the Wolf Man on the television series "Route 66" with friends Boris Karloff and Peter Lorre


Joyce Jameson - In 1962, she starred alongside Vincent Price and Peter Lorre in the Roger Corman horror film "Tales of Terror" as Annabel Herringbone


In 1963 an actor named Eugene Weingand, who was unrelated to Lorre, attempted to trade on his slight resemblance to the actor by changing his name to "Peter Lorie", but his petition was rejected by the courts. add something


Peter Lorre died in 1964 add something


Kaaren Verne - Verne and James Powers adopted Peter Lorre's daughter Catharine following his death in 1964


John Barrymore - Other accounts of this classic Hollywood tale substitute actor Peter Lorre in the place of Walsh, but Walsh himself tells the story in Richard Schickel's 1973 documentary "The Men Who Made the Movies"


In later life, Catharine made headlines after serial killer Kenneth Bianchi confessed to police investigators after his arrest that he and his cousin and fellow "Hillside Strangler" Angelo Buono, disguised as police officers, had stopped her in 1977 with the intent of abducting and murdering her, but let her go upon learning that she was the daughter of Peter Lorre add something


Catharine died in 1985 of complications arising from diabetes add something


The Jazz Butcher's song "Peter Lorre" was first featured on the group's "Conspiracy" album, which was released in May 1986 add something


Musician and filker Tom Smith won a Pegasus award for Best Classic Filk Song in 2006 entitled "I Want to be Peter Lorre" which appears on his filk album "Homecoming: MarCon 2005", which includes his vocal impersonation of the actor add something


The album was subsequently adapted into a multi-media stage production directed by Jay Scheib, which premiered at Webster Hall in New York City on January 9, 2009, and went on to play major arts festivals around the world, including Spoleto Festival USA , Luminato Festival , Noorderzon Festival and Theaterformen add something


Peter Lorre", a 45-minute radio play written/produced by Michael Button, directed by Toby Swift and broadcast on BBC Radio 4's "Afternoon Play" on 10 May 2010 and again on 11 January 2013 add something


Michael Newton wrote in an article for "The Guardian" in September 2014 of his scenes with Leslie Banks in the film: "Lorre cannot help but steal each scene; he's a physically present actor, often, you feel, surrounded as he is by the pallid English, the only one in the room with a body add something