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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.
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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