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Peter Lorre

Peter Lorre
Lorre, pictured in 1946
Personal information
Birth nameLászló Löwenstein
Birth date26 June 1904
Place of birthRózsahegy (now Ružomberok), Austria-Hungary (now Slovakia)
Date of death23 March 1964(age 59)
Death placeLos Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active1929 64
SpouseCelia Lovsky
(1934 45)
Kaaren Verne
(1945 50)
Anne Marie Brenning
(1953 64) 1 child

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Peter Lorre (26 June 1904 23 March 1964) was an Austrian-American actor frequently typecast as a sinister foreigner.

He caused an international sensation in 1931 with his portrayal of a serial killer who preys on little girls in the German film M. Later he became a popular featured player in Hollywood crime films and mysteries, notably alongside Humphrey Bogart and Sydney Greenstreet, and as the star of the successful Mr. Moto detective series.


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