Peter Lorre

by ethnic on July 28, 2010

Birth Name: László Lowenstein

Date of Birth: 26 June, 1904

Place of Birth: Rózsahegy (now Ružomberok), Austria-Hungary (now Slovakia)

Date of Death: March 23, 1964

Place of Death: Los Angeles, California

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Peter Lorre was an Austro-Hungarian-born American actor. He was born in Rózsahegy (now Ružomberok), then in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, now in Slovakia. He was the son of Jewish parents, Elvira (Freischberger), who was born in Žilinský kraj, and Alois Lajos Lowenstein, who was born in Csönge. Peter appeared in many German films, but left Germany after the Nazis came to power in 1933. He eventually settled in the United States.

Peter’s paternal grandparents were Wilhelm Löwenstein and Lotti Stern.

Peter’s maternal grandparents were Ladislaus Laszlo Freischberger and ? Schlesinger.

Source: Genealogy of Peter Lorre – http://www.geni.com

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