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Herbert Lom ACTOR

Herbert Lom was born on September 11th, 1917 in Prague, Bohemia with the birth name Herbert Charles Angelo Kuchacevich ze Schluderpacheru, born to parents Olga and Charles.  As a youth he was very athletic and became one of the top Czecholsovakian sprinters.  However, he later turned his sights on acting and began working in the film industry.
His film debut was in a Czech film called, "Žena pod kříže".  He later made the move to England and appeared in a variety of British films throughout the 1940's in such films as, "The Young Mr. Pitt" (1942) starring with Robert Donat, Robert Morley and John Mills and "War and Peace" (1956) co-starring Audrey Hepburn, Henry Fonda, and Mel Ferrer, Vittorio Gassman, May Britt, John Mills, Oscar Homolka and Anita Ekberg.
After gaining experience in Europe he secured a contract in Hollywood being seen on the big screen in such films as, "Dual Alibi" (1946) with Sebastian Cabot, Phyllis Dixey and Terence de Marney, "The Ladykillers" (1955) also starring Alec Guinness, Cecil Parker, Peter Sellers, Danny Green, Jack Warner and Katie Johnson, "Fire Down Below" (1957) starring Rita Hayworth, Jack Lemmon, Robert Mitchum and Anthony Newley, "Spartacus" (1960) starring Kirk Douglas, Jean Simmons, Tony Curtis, John Gavin, Charles Laughton, John Ireland, Woody Strode, Peter Ustinov, Laurence Olivier, Nina Foch, John Dall and Charles McGraw, "El Cid" (1961) starring Charlton Heston and Sophia Loren, Raf Vallone, Genevieve Page, John Fraser, Gary Raymond and Douglas Wilmer, "Mysterious Island" (1961) with Michael Craig, Joan Grenwood, Michael Callan, Dan Jackson and Gary Merrill and "The Phantom of the Opera" (1962) co-starring Heather Sears, Edward de Souza and Michael Gough.
In addition to his film work he did have one re-occurring role on the television series, "The Human Jungle" (1963-1964) which was a British television drama.  He became most well known for his role as Chief Inspector Charles Dreyfus in a number of, "Pink Panther" films.   
Some of his more recent roles were in, "The Dead Zone" (1983) starring Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Brooke Adams, Anthony Zerbe, Colleen Dewhurst and Tom Skerritt, "Hopscotch" (1980) starring Walter Matthau, Sam Waterston, Glenda Jackson and Ned Beatty, "Ten Little Indians" (1989) starring Donald Pleasence, Frank Stallone, Brenda Vaccaro, Warren Berlinger, Yehuda Elfroni, Paul L. Smith, Moira Lister, Sarah Maur Thorp and Neil McCarthy and "Son of the Pink Panther" (1993) with Roberto Benigni, Claudia Cardinale, Graham Stark and Burt Kwouk.
Lom is also a published writer, with two historical novels, "Enter a Spy: The Double Life of Christopher Marlowe" (1971) and "Guillotin: The Eccentric Exploits of an Early Scientist" (1992). 
He married twice throughout his lifetime, his first marriage was very short to a lady by the name of Eve.  When this marriage came to an end he married Dina Scheu in 1948 and they had two children before this marriage also ended in divorce in 1971. 

Herbert Lom passed away on September 27, 2012 in London, England at age ninety five of natural causes.


2004   Marple: The Murder at the Vicarage 

1994   The Detectives 

1993   Son of the Pink Panther 

1991   The Pope Must Diet

1991   La setta

1991   Masque of the Red Death 

1989   River of Death

1989   Ten Little Indians 

1989   Scoop 

1988   Skeleton Coast 

1988   Whoops Apocalypse 

1988   The Crystal Eye 

1987   Going Bananas 

1987   Master of Dragonard Hill

1987   Dragonard 

1985   King Solomon's Mines 

1984   Memed My Hawk

1984   Lace

1983   The Dead Zone

1983   Curse of the Pink Panther 

1982   Trail of the Pink Panther 

1982   BBC Play of the Month

1981   Peter and Paul 

1980   Hopscotch

1980   Sam Marlow, Private Eye

1979   The Lady Vanishes

1978   Revenge of the Pink Panther

1977   Charleston

1976   The Pink Panther Strikes Again 

1975   The Return of the Pink Panther

1974   Ten Little Indians 

1973   -- And Now the Screaming Starts! 

1973   Dark Places 

1972   Asylum

1971   Murders in the Rue Morgue 

1971   Hawaii Five-O

1970   Dorian Gray

1970   Count Dracula

1970   Mark of the Devil

1969   Journey to the Far Side of the Sun

1969   Island of Despair

1969   Mister Jerico 

1968   Assignment to Kill

1968   Eve

1968   Villa Rides

1967   The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

1967   Die Nibelungen, Teil 2 - Kriemhilds Rache

1966   Gambit

1966   Bang! Bang! You're Dead! 

1965   Return from the Ashes 

1965   Uncle Tom's Cabin 

1963-1964  The Human Jungle 

1964   A Shot in the Dark 

1963   Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color

1962   Treasure of Silver Lake 

1962   Tiara Tahiti

1962   The Phantom of the Opera 

1961   El Cid 

1961   The Frightened City 

1961   Mysterious Island

1961   I Like Money

1960   Spartacus

1960   I Aim at the Stars

1959   Third Man on the Mountain

1959   North West Frontier

1959   The Big Fisherman

1959   No Trees in the Street

1958   Room 43

1958   The Roots of Heaven

1958   Intent to Kill 

1958   I Accuse!

1958   Chase a Crooked Shadow

1957   Action of the Tiger

1957   Hell Drivers 

1957   Fire Down Below 

1956   The Errol Flynn Theatre 

1956   War and Peace 

1956   Afternoon Film Festival 

1955   The Ladykillers 

1955   The Wrong Widget 

1954   Twist of Fate 

1954   Star of India 

1954   The Love Lottery

1953   Shoot First

1953   Project M7

1952   The Paris Express 

1952   The Ringer 

1952   Whispering Smith Investigates 

1952   Mr. Denning Drives North 

1951   BBC Sunday-Night Theatre 

1951   Two on the Tiles 

1951   Hell Is Sold Out

1950   Cage of Gold 

1950   The Black Rose 

1950   The Great Manhunt 

1950   Night and the City

1950   Golden Salamander 

1949   The Lost People 

1948   Brass Monkey 

1948   Lost Daughter 

1948   Good-Time Girl 

1948   Snowbound

1948   Dual Alibi 

1946   Appointment with Crime 

1946   Night Boat to Dublin 

1945   The Seventh Veil

1944   Hotel Reserve 

1943   The Dark Tower 

1943   At Dawn We Die 

1942   Secret Mission

1942   The Young Mr. Pitt

1938   Bozí mlýny 

1937   Zena pod krízem

Matinee Classics - Spartacus starring Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton, Peter Ustinov, John Gavin, Tony Curtis, Nina Foch, John Ireland, Herbert Lom, Charles McGraw, Harold J. Stone, Woody Strode, and Robert J. Wilke
Matinee Classics - The Black Rose starring Tyrone Power, Orson Welles, Cecile Aubry, Jack Hawkins, Michael Rennie, Finlay Currie, Herbert Lom, Mary Clare, Robert Blake, Alfonso Bedoya, Gibb McLaughlin, James Robertson Justice, Henry Oscar and Laurence Harvey
Matinee Classics - Mysterious Island starring Michael Craig, Joan Greenwood, Michael Callan, Gary Merrill, Herbert Lom, Beth Rogan, Percy Herbert and Dan Jackson
Matinee Classics - Return from the Ashes starring Maximilian Schell, Samantha Eggar, Ingrid Thulin, Herbert Lom, Talitha Pol, Vladek Sheybal, Jacques Cey, Jacques B. Brunius, Jean Marc, Andre Charisse and Daniele Noel

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