Lorre, Peter

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Lorre, Peter Gender: M
Loewenstein, Lazlo
born on 26 June 1904 at 01:20 (= 01:20 AM )
Place Ruzomberok, Slovakia, 49n06, 19e18
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating DD
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 03°57' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 12°00 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 23°15'

Peter Lorre


Hungarian actor of stage, film and TV, as well as being a screenwriter and film director. Lorre received stage training in Vienna while working as a bank clerk, making his first debut in Zurich. Seven years on stage in Switzerland, Austria and Germany, followed by a couple of supporting parts in German films left him still virtually unknown.

In 1931 Fritz Lang chose him for the central character in his first sound film "M." With his gentle voice and insidious, sinister manner, Lorre's portrayal of the psychopathic child murderer launched him into international fame and set the pathway for his main characterizations in his career from then on. He appeared in several more films throughout Germany but the Nazi power of 1933 exiled him into Paris and London and finally, in 1935 to Hollywood.

His talents in Hollywood included, "The Maltese Falcon," "Casablanca," and "The Mask of Dimitrios" with over 80 films to his credit. In 1951, he scripted, directed and starred in a remarkable film "Der Verlorene/The Lost One."

Lorre died of a heart seizure, stroke, 3/23/1964 in Hollywood, CA.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Death by Heart Attack 23 March 1964 (Heart seizure, stroke, age 59)
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Source Notes

Steinbrecher quotes his obit in Variety for the date and place. Craswell had June 6, 1904, 1:20 AM, near Budapest, no source. PT notes that a biography gives Ruzomberok, Slovakia as the place of his birth ("The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre" by Stephen P. Youngkin).


  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Over 80 films)
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book