Birth Name: László Löwenstein
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.
Peter 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 Löwenstein, 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