“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,
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.