Herbert Lom

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Birthday
11, 1917
Birthplace
Prague, Czech Republic
Death Date
Sep 27, 2012 (95)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
11, 1917
Birthplace
Prague, Czech Republic
Death Date
Sep 27, 2012 (95)

About

Played the role of Charles Dreyfus, the hilariously frustrated boss of bumbling Inspector Clouseau in the Pink Panther film series.

Before Fame

He was born with the name, Herbert Charles Angelo Kuchacevich ze Schluderpacheru, but shortened it for screen roles.

Trivia

Outside of the Pink Panther films, he was often typecast in villain roles, often of a Southern European or Middle Eastern flair.

Family Life

He was forcefully separated from his Jewish girlfriend in World War II - she was sent back to Prague from Britain because she didn't have her papers in order.

Associated With

He appeared in more than 100 films, many of them classics, but his most popular role was opposite Peter Sellers in Pink Panther.