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Peter Lorre

Was close friends with famed German playwright Berthold Brecht.
 
Suffered from diabetes and morphine addiction.
 
On the date of his death in 1964, Lorre was scheduled to appear at a divorce hearing from his third wife.
 
Appeared briefly as a character in J. D. Salinger's classic novel Catcher in the Rye.
 
Close friends with fellow Warner Brothers star Humphrey Bogart.
 
George Raft reportedly punched Lorre out on the set once because he felt the diminutive actor was deliberately trying to steal a scene from him.
 
In the 1970's daughter Catharine narrowly escaped death at the hands of serial killers Angelo Buono and Kenneth Bianchi--the Night Stalkers.
 
First English language film was Alfred Hitchcock's 1934 suspense classic The Man Who Knew Too Much.
 
Final film was The Patsy, released in 1964, in which he co-starred with Jerry Lewis.
 
The trademark of Lorre's child murderer in M was his whistle but in real life Lorre couldn't whistle so director Fritz Lang did the deed instead.
 
Lorre's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is located at 6619 Hollywood Boulevard.
 

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