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Mar 23, 1964, Peter Lorre (b.1904), Austrian-American actor (Casino Royale), died at 59. He became a popular featured player in Hollywood crime films and mysteries (in particular with Humphrey Bogart and Sydney Greenstreet), and became star of the successful Mr. Moto detective series. He died of a stroke. Lorre's body was cremated and his ashes were interred at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood. Vincent Price read the eulogy at his funeral.


“I left Berlin three days before the Hitler regime commenced (1933), and I was happy to leave, as my nerves were on edge with the tenseness of the political situation all around. I have seen too many starving people in Germany, and starving people are crazy people, willing to clutch at any straw, to follow any leader. Politics in Germany is a vital personal concern. People who have been bosom friends for years do not speak to one another because of differences.” -Peter Lorre,