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PETER LORRE — A Laugh A Minute.

PETER LORRE — A Laugh A Minute.

What are the words most often evoked by the characters played by Peter Lorre?   Refugee? Spy? Lunatic? Murderer? Perhaps.  But what about prankster?  A little known fact is that Lorre — born Lazlo Loewenstein in Hungary in 1904 — was an inveterate practical joker. That may come as a surprise to those who cherish his performances in dozens of unsympathetic roles: […]

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CLAIRE BLOOM Quiz — The Answers

CLAIRE BLOOM Quiz — The Answers

So, how much did you really know about British-born Claire Bloom, the thinking man’s actress who romantically got around fully as much as her less cultured Hollywood sisters? Forget Ibsen and Shakespeare. The Bloom we love comes across nicely in the sexually provocative (for its time, 1962), slightly nutty housewife The Chapman Report and as the seductive pirate […]

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