LORRE, PETER (Laszlo Lowenstein; 1904–1964), film actor. Born in Rozsahegy, Hungary, Lorre joined a German theatrical troupe at 17 and for a time worked with the German dramatist Bertolt Brecht. In 1931 his performance as the psychopathic killer in Fritz Lang's film M made him famous. Lorre, a thickset man who could look both amiable and sinister, went to London for Alfred Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934) and then to Hollywood. Among his more than 80   films were Crime and Punishment (1935), Mad Love (1935), Secret Agent (1936), a series of eight Mr. Moto movies (1937–39), The Maltese Falcon (1941), Casablanca (1942), Arsenic and Old Lace (1944), The Mask of Dimitrios (1944), Confidential Agent (1945), The Verdict (1946), Three Strangers (1946), My Favorite Brunette (1947), Casbah (1948), Die Verlorene ("The Lost One," which he wrote and directed, 1951), Beat the Devil (1953), 20,000 Leagues under the Sea (1954), Silk Stockings (1957), The Big Circus (1959), The Raven (1963), The Comedy of Terrors (1964), and The Patsy (1964). With his distinctive accent and menacing voice, Lorre carved out a second career for himself as a radio actor, specializing in thrillers and mysteries. -BIBLIOGRAPHY: G. and S. Suehla, Peter Lorre (1999); S. Youngkin, The Films of Peter Lorre (1982); T. Sennett, Masters of Menace: Greenstreet and Lorre (1979). (Ruth Beloff (2nd ed.)

Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.

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