Thursday, September 27, 2012

Pink Panther (actor Herbert Lom) dies in his sleep

Veteran actor Herbert Lom, fondly remembered for his roles in the Pink Panther films during his half-century of movie appearances, has died at the age of 95. He died peacefully in his sleep this morning, his family said.

Passing: Veteran actor Herbert Lom has died aged 95
Photo: Rex / Daily Mail

The Czech-born, London-based star appeared in more than 100 films including classics such as Spartacus, El Cid and The Ladykillers.

During his career, Lom portrayed Napoleon Bonaparte on two occasions, one of which was the screen adaptation of Tolstoy's War And Peace.


But his most famous role was as fed-up and irritable Charles Dreyfus, the boss of Peter Sellers' bumbling character Inspector Clouseau in the Pink Panther films.

Read more: Daily Mail


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