from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Lorre, Peter 1904-1964. Hungarian-born American actor. In the German film M (1931) he portrayed a psychotic killer, establishing his trademark role as a sinister villain. His other films include The Maltese Falcon (1941) and Casablanca (1942).

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  • n. United States actor (born in Hungary) noted for playing sinister roles (1904-1964)


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