|Born||in Rózsahegy, Austria-Hungary [now Ruzomberok, Slovakia]|
|Died||in Los Angeles, California, USA (stroke)|
|Birth Name||László Löwenstein|
Europe's One Man Chamber of Horrors
|Height||5' 3½" (1.61 m)|
Mini Bio (2)
As a youth Peter Lorre ran away from home, worked as a bank clerk and, after stage training in Vienna, made his acting debut in Zurich. He remained unknown, traveling for several years and acting in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, until Fritz Lang cast him as the psychopathic child killer in M (1931). After several more films in Germany, Lorre left as the Nazis came to power, going to Paris, London and, in 1935, Hollywood. He played Raskolnikov in Crime and Punishment (1935) and a series of Mr. Moto movies during the late 1930s. He began his pairing with Sydney Greenstreet as Joel Cairo in The Maltese Falcon (1941), continued in Casablanca (1942) and seven other films during the early 1940s. In Germany he wrote, directed and starred in Der Verlorene (1951). After that, somewhat heavier, he played in a string of not-so-stellar efforts, one exception being his role as a clown in The Big Circus (1959). He died the year he made his last movie, playing a stooge in Jerry Lewis' The Patsy (1964).
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Ed Stephan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Peter was born in Rózsahegy, Hungary, to Alois and Elvira Löwenstein. He was educated in elementary and secondary schools in Vienna, Austria. He ran away from home when he was 17 and joined an improvised theater. In 1922, he worked as a bank clerk. Did bits with a company in Breslau, then secured a part in Galsworthy's "Society" in Zurich. He played in Vienna for two years before going to Berlin. He adopted the stage name "Lorre" in 1925. In 1928, he appeared in "Pioniere in Ingolstadt". He also appeared in "Spring's Awakening" (date unknown) and then in 1931 appeared in the famous M (1931) directed by Fritz Lang.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Dave Curbow <Curbow@Apple.com>
|Annemarie Stoldt||(22 July 1953 - 23 March 1964) (his death) (1 child)|
|Kaaren Verne||(25 May 1945 - 1950) (divorced)|
|Celia Lovsky||(23 June 1934 - 13 March 1945) (divorced)|
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Personal Quotes (2)
|Beat the Devil (1953)||$15,000|