Peter Lawford (I) (1923–1984)

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Born in London, England and son of a British World War I hero, Lawford had spent most of his childhood in Paris, France and began his acting career at a very young age. His parents were not married when their son was born. As a result of the scandal, The Lawfords fled to America. As a young child, the young Peter injured his arm by in his own words,... See full bio »

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Known For

The Longest Day Lord Lovat
Good News Tommy Marlowe


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 1990 Gypsy Angels
 1984 Where Is Parsifal?
Montague Chippendale
 1977-1982 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Sherlock Holmes / Jesse Mason / Harvey Winslow / ...
- Crescendo/Three Feathers (1980) ... Jesse Mason
- Cowboy/Substitute Wife (1979) ... Harvey Winslow
- Pilot (1977) ... Grant Baines
 1981 The Jeffersons (TV Series)
Museum Guide
- The House That George Built (1981) ... Museum Guide (voice)
 1981/I Body and Soul
Big Man
 1980 The Comedy Shop (TV Series)
- Rip Taylor (1980)
 1979 Mysterious Island of Beautiful Women (TV Movie)
Gordon Duvall
 1979 Supertrain (TV Series)
Quentin Fuller
- A Very Formal Heist (1979) ... Quentin Fuller
 1979 Highcliffe Manor (TV Series)
 1979 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Teddy Smith
 1979 Angels' Brigade
 1978 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Kenneth Kirk
- Frozen Assets (1978) ... Kenneth Kirk
 1975 Rosebud
Lord Carter
 1974 Born Free (TV Series)
John Forbes
- Pilot (1974) ... John Forbes
 1974 The Phantom of Hollywood (TV Movie)
Roger Cross
 1971-1973 The Doris Day Show (TV Series)
Dr. Peter Lawrence
- Hospital Benefit (1973) ... Dr. Peter Lawrence
- Anniversary Gift (1972) ... Dr. Peter Lawrence
- Jimmy the Gent (1972) ... Dr. Peter Lawrence
- Forgive and Forget (1972) ... Dr. Peter Lawrence
- Just a Miss Understanding (1972) ... Dr. Peter Lawrence
 1972 They Only Kill Their Masters
Lee Campbell
 1972 Bewitched (TV Series)
Harrison Woolcott
- Serena's Richcraft (1972) ... Harrison Woolcott
 1971 Ellery Queen: Don't Look Behind You (TV Movie)
Ellery Queen
 1971 The Deadly Hunt (TV Movie)
 1968-1971 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (TV Series)
Guest Performer
- Rita Hayworth (1971) ... Guest Performer (uncredited)
- Herschel Bernardi, Truman Capote, Peter Lawford, Dinah Shore (1971) ... Guest Performer (uncredited)
- Phyllis Diller , Dinah Shore, (1971) ... Guest Performer (uncredited)
- Ricardo Montalbán (1970) ... Guest Performer
 1971 Clay Pigeon
Government Agent
 1971 The Virginian (TV Series)
Ben Hunter
- The Town Killer (1971) ... Ben Hunter
 1971 A Step Out of Line (TV Movie)
Art Stoyer
 1970 Togetherness
Prince Solomon Justiani
 1970 One More Time
Christopher Pepper / Lord Sydney Pepper
 1969 The Fourth Wall
Papá Baroni
 1969 The April Fools
Ted Gunther
 1969 Hook, Line and Sinker
Dr. Scott Carter
 1968 Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell
Justin Young
 1968 Skidoo
The Senator
 1968 Salt and Pepper
Christopher Pepper
 1967 Dead Run
Stephen Daine
 1967 I Spy (TV Series)
- Get Thee to a Nunnery (1967) ... Hackaby
 1967 How I Spent My Summer Vacation (TV Movie)
Ned Pine
 1966 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Carl Jackson
- The Night of the Returning Dead (1966) ... Carl Jackson
 1966 A Man Called Adam
 1966 The Oscar
Steve Marks
 1966 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Larry Carter
- Carnival Ends at Midnight (1966) ... Larry Carter
 1965 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Lt. Philip Cannon
- March from Camp Tyler (1965) ... Lt. Philip Cannon
 1965/I Harlow
Paul Bern
 1965 The Patty Duke Show (TV Series)
Peter Lawford
- Will the Real Sammy Davis Please Hang Up? (1965) ... Peter Lawford
 1965 Sylvia
Frederic Summers
 1965 Profiles in Courage (TV Series)
Gen. Alexander Doniphan
- General Alexander William Doniphan (1965) ... Gen. Alexander Doniphan
 1965 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Ernie Mullett
- Crimson Witness (1965) ... Ernie Mullett
 1964 Dead Ringer
Tony Collins
 1962 The Longest Day
Lord Lovat
 1962 Advise & Consent
Sen. Lafe Smith
 1962 Sergeants 3
Sgt. Larry Barrett
 1962 Theatre '62 (TV Series)
Glenn Morley
- The Farmer's Daughter (1962) ... Glenn Morley
 1962 The Farmer's Daughter (TV Movie)
Glen Morley
 1961 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Lord Milbeck
- English Sketch (1961) ... Lord Milbeck
 1960 Pepe
Peter Lawford
 1960 Exodus
Maj. Caldwell
 1960 Ocean's Eleven
Jimmy Foster
 1959 Never So Few
Capt. Grey Travis
 1959 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series)
Maj. John Marshall
- Point of Impact (1959) ... Maj. John Marshall
 1957-1959 The Thin Man (TV Series)
Nick Charles
- Paradise Discovered (1959) ... Nick Charles
- Cherchez la Sexpot (1959) ... Nick Charles
- Bat McKidderick (1959) ... Nick Charles
- Cold Cargo (1959) ... Nick Charles
- Dear Dead Days (1959) ... Nick Charles
 1957 Climax! (TV Series)
Tom Welles
- Bait for the Tiger (1957) ... Tom Welles
 1956-1957 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Stephen / Bert
- Stephen and Publius Syrus (1957) ... Stephen
- My Friends, the Birds (1956) ... Bert
 1957 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
Lord Brinstead
- Ruggles of Red Gap (1957) ... Lord Brinstead
 1956 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Willis Wayde
- Sincerely, Willis Wade (1956) ... Willis Wayde
 1954-1956 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- Decision at Sea (1954) ... (unconfirmed)
 1955 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Tom Macy
- Tom and Jerry (1955) ... Tom Macy
 1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Charles 'Charlie' Ffolliot Raymond
- The Long Shot (1955) ... Charles 'Charlie' Ffolliot Raymond
 1955 Jane Wyman Presents the Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- Stephen and Publius Cyrus (1955) ... Stephen
 1954-1955 Dear Phoebe (TV Series)
Bill Hastings / Phoebe Goodheart
- Episode #1.32 (1955) ... Bill Hastings
- How's Your Horoscope? (1955) ... Bill Hastings
- Fire the Boss (1955) ... Bill Hastings
- Legal and Tender (1955) ... Bill Hastings
- A Face for Phoebe (1955) ... Bill Hastings
 1953-1954 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Jerry Mason / Randy Evans / Everett Gatledge
- The Mason-Dixon Line (1954) ... Jerry Mason
- For Value Received (1954) ... Randy Evans
- The Son-in-Law (1953) ... Everett Gatledge
 1954 It Should Happen to You
Evan Adams III
 1953 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
- Woman's World (1953) ... John
 1953 Rogue's March
Capt. Dion Lenbridge / Pvt. Harry Simms
 1952 The Hour of 13
Nicholas Revel
 1952 You for Me
Tony Brown
 1952 Kangaroo
Richard Connor
 1952 Just This Once
Mark MacLene IV
 1951 Royal Wedding
Lord John Brindale
 1950 Please Believe Me
Jeremy Taylor
 1949 The Red Danube
Major John 'Twingo' McPhimister
 1949 Little Women
 1948 Julia Misbehaves
Ritchie Lorgan
 1948 Easter Parade
Jonathan Harrow III
 1948 On an Island with You
Lt. Lawrence Y. Kingslee
 1947 Good News
Tommy Marlowe
 1947 It Happened in Brooklyn
Jamie Shellgrove
 1947 The Beginning or the End
Member of Military Personnel (uncredited)
 1947 My Brother Talks to Horses
John S. Penrose
 1946 Cluny Brown
Andrew Carmel
 1946 Two Sisters from Boston
Lawrence Tyburt Patterson Jr.
 1945 Vacation from Marriage
Introduction - USA Version (uncredited)
 1945 Ziegfeld Follies
Porky ('Number Please') (voice, uncredited)
 1945 Son of Lassie
Joe Carraclough
 1945 The Picture of Dorian Gray
David Stone
 1944 Mrs. Parkington
Lord Thornley
 1944 The Canterville Ghost
Anthony de Canterville
 1944 The White Cliffs of Dover
John Ashwood II - As a Young Man
 1944 The Adventures of Mark Twain
Young Oxford Celebrant (uncredited)
 1943 Girl Crazy
Student (uncredited)
 1943 Flesh and Fantasy
Pierrot (uncredited)
 1943 Paris After Dark
Frenchman (uncredited)
 1943 Corvette K-225
Naval Officer (uncredited)
 1943 Sherlock Holmes Faces Death
Young Sailor at Bar (uncredited)
 1943/I Sahara
British Soldier (uncredited)
 1943 The West Side Kid
Jerry Winston
 1943 Someone to Remember
Joe Downes
 1943 The Man from Down Under
Mr. Jones (uncredited)
 1943/I The Sky's the Limit
Naval Commander (uncredited)
 1943 Pilot #5
British Soldier (uncredited)
 1943 Above Suspicion
Student (uncredited)
 1943 The Purple V
 1943 Assignment in Brittany
Navigator (uncredited)
 1943 London Blackout Murders
Percy - Soldier on Train (uncredited)
 1943 Immortal Sergeant
Soldier (uncredited)
 1942 Random Harvest
Soldier (uncredited)
 1942 Junior Army
Cadet Wilbur
 1942 Thunder Birds: Soldiers of the Air
English Cadet (uncredited)
 1942 A Yank at Eton
Ronnie Kenvil
 1942 Eagle Squadron
 1942 Mrs. Miniver
Pilot (uncredited)
 1938 Lord Jeff
Benny Potter
 1931 A Gentleman of Paris
Child (uncredited)
 1931 Poor Old Bill
Show Show Producer (4 credits)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (16 credits)
Show Show Self (110 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (51 credits)

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Radio episode: Family Theater of the Air, ep. Tom Summit; broadcast June 12, 1957.

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[on his character in Good News (1947)] Tommy was exactly what I was not -- a typical American young man. He also was a football captain and I had never played football. He was conceited and a wolf and I swear I was neither. See more »


His production company, Chrislaw, was named after his son Christopher Lawford. Among other projects, the company produced young Patty Duke's highly successful sitcom. See more »


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