Caption: Still of Peter Lorre and Cyd Charisse in Silk Stockings (1957)
Actor, Soundtrack, Writer
Born: June 26, 1904
Star sign: Cancer
Height: 5' 3½" (1.61 m)
Known for: Casablanca (1942), M (1931), The Maltese Falcon (1941), Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
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 ...