Lorre Peter

Lor·re

 (lôr′ē), Peter Originally Laszlo Löwenstein. 1904-1964.
Hungarian-born American actor. In the German film M (1931) he portrayed a psychotic killer, establishing his trademark role as a sinister villain. His other films include The Maltese Falcon (1941) and Casablanca (1942).
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