Knowledge Identifier: +Peter_Lorre
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1904.
Countries: United States (43%), United Kingdom (17%), France (9%)
Linked to: Warner Bros., Jews, NBC, Committee for the First Amendment
He began acting on stage in Vienna at the age of 17, where he worked with Richard Teschner, moved to Breslau, and Zürich.
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.
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.
He was featured in Hitchcock's Secret Agent, in 1935.
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.
Harry Morgan - Morgan hosted the NBC radio series "Mystery in the Air" starring Peter Lorre in 1947
In the early 1960s he worked with Roger Corman on several low-budgeted, tongue-in-cheek, and very popular films.
In 1961, he was interviewed on the NBC program Here's Hollywood .
Kaaren Verne - Verne and James Powers adopted Peter Lorre's daughter Catharine following his death in 1964
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
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
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
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