This Day in Jewish History / A 'Creepy' Actor Is Born

Peter Lorre became a star playing a child-murderer and was typecast for the rest of his career, with increasingly embarrassing roles.

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June 26, 1904, is the birthdate of Peter Lorre, the Jewish-Austrian actor whose early stardom from portraying a child-murderer in the German film “M” led to a lifetime of “creepy” roles, a typecasting that he...