Character Actor Herbert Lom (one of my favorites) dies at 95…
Anyone who has ever seen any of “The Pink Panther” films or “Spartacus” or “The Lady Killers” has seen the wonderful work of Herbert Lom. The Czech-born character actor died Thursday at his home in London at the age of 95. Lom is perhaps best known for his appearances in Blake Edwards’ “Pink Panther” series as the perennially agitated boss of Peter Sellers’ bumbling Inspector Clouseau. But he moved between dramaand comedy with ease.
Lom appeared in more than 100 films, playing a wide variety of roles that covered horror, historical dramas and comedies. He appeared with Sellers in 1955’s “The Ladykillers” ahead of their work together on the “Pink Panther” films. He also did Television character parts in shows like Hawaii Five-0, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and The Detectives, among others.
Lom also wrote two novels, “Enter a Spy: The Double Life of Christopher Marlowe” and “Dr. Guillotin: The Eccentric Exploits of an Early Scientist.”
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- Veteran Czech-born actor Herbert Lom, famous for roles in the Pink Panther films, dies at age of 95 – @BBCBreaking (bbc.co.uk)
- ‘Pink Panther’ actor Herbert Lom dead at 95 (seattletimes.com)
Posted on September 27, 2012, in Art, Arts, Cinema, creativity, film, News, Obits, Opinion, Television, Word from Bill and tagged Blake Edwards, Herbert Lom, Inspector Clouseau, Ladykillers, London, Peter Sellers, Pink Panther, Stanley Kubrick. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Character Actor Herbert Lom (one of my favorites) dies at 95….