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Peter Lawford is a Actor British born on 7 september 1923 at London (United-kingdom)

Peter Lawford

Peter Lawford
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Birth name Peter Sydney Ernest Lawford
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 7 september 1923 at London (United-kingdom)
Death 24 december 1984 (at 61 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Peter Sydney Ernest Lawford (born Peter Sydney Ernest Aylen; 7 September 1923 – 24 December 1984) was an English-born American actor.

He was a member of the "Rat Pack" and brother-in-law to President John F. Kennedy, and more noted in later years for his off-screen activities as a celebrity than for his acting. From the 1940s to the 1960s, he had a strong presence in popular culture and starred in a number of highly acclaimed films.


Lawford was romantically linked to various Hollywood women, including Rita Hayworth, Ava Gardner, June Allyson, Lucille Ball, Anne Baxter, Judy Garland, Judy Holliday and Lana Turner.

His first marriage, in 1954, was to socialite Patricia Helen Kennedy, sister of then-US Senator John F. Kennedy. They had four children: a son, actor and author Christopher Kennedy Lawford (born 1955), and daughters Sydney Maleia Kennedy Lawford (born 1956), Victoria Francis Lawford (born 1958) and Robin Elizabeth Lawford (born 1961).

Lawford became an American citizen on 23 April 1960. He had prepared for this in time to vote for his brother-in-law in the upcoming presidential election. Lawford, along with other members of the "Rat Pack", helped campaign for Kennedy and the Democratic Party. Sinatra famously dubbed him "Brother-in-Lawford" at this time. Lawford and Patricia Kennedy divorced in February 1966.

Lawford was originally cast as Alan A. Dale in the film Robin and the 7 Hoods, but was replaced with Bing Crosby following a break in Sinatra's relationship with Lawford. The break stemmed from a scheduled visit to Sinatra's home by Lawford's brother-in-law, President Kennedy, during a 1963 West Coast trip. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, who was long concerned about Sinatra's rumored ties with underworld figures, encouraged the President to change his plans and stay at Crosby's home, which (it was maintained) could provide better security for the President. The change came at the last minute, after Sinatra had made extensive arrangements for the promised and eagerly awaited presidential visit, including the construction of a helipad. Sinatra was furious, believing that Lawford had failed to intercede with the Kennedys on his behalf, and ostracized him from the Rat Pack. Sinatra and Lawford never spoke again, and Sinatra never endorsed another Democratic candidate. Ironically, Crosby, a staunch Republican, ended up cast in Lawford's role.

Lawford married his second wife, Mary Rowan, daughter of comedian Dan Rowan, in October 1971 when she was one day shy of 22 years of age; Lawford was 48. Rowan and Lawford separated two years later and divorced in January 1975. In June 1976, at age 52, he married aspiring actress Deborah Gould, 25, whom he had known for only three weeks. Lawford and Gould separated two months after marrying and divorced in 1977. During his separation from Gould, Lawford met 17-year-old Patricia Seaton, who became his fourth and final wife in July 1984, months before his death.

Best films

Exodus (1960)
That's Entertainment! (1974)
Little Women (1949)
Easter Parade (1948)
Sergeants 3 (1962)
The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)

Usually with

Cedric Gibbons
Cedric Gibbons
(15 films)
Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(10 films)
Reginald Owen
Reginald Owen
(8 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Peter Lawford (78 films)

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Where Is Parsifal?
Directed by Henri Helman
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Tony Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Erik Estrada, Orson Welles, Peter Lawford, Ron Moody
Roles Montague Chippendale
Rating54% 2.74292.74292.74292.74292.7429
Parsifal Katzenellenbogen (Tony Curtis) is an eccentric hypochondriac who has invented a laser skywriter. Parsifal invites businessmen to his castle in the hopes of selling his invention. Potential buyers include gangster Henry Board II (Erik Estrada) accompanied by has-been movie star Montague Chippendale (Peter Lawford), Scotsman Mackintosh (Donald Pleasence), and gypsy Klingsor (Orson Welles).
Angels' Brigade, 1h37
Directed by Greydon Clark
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Liza Greer, Margaret Ladd, Sylvia Anderson, Peter Lawford, Neville Brand, Jack Palance
Roles Burke
Rating19% 0.9767450.9767450.9767450.9767450.976745
The movie focuses on seven women who decide to fight the local drug cartel after the brother of Michelle Wilson, a Las Vegas pop singer, is found severely beaten. When taken to the hospital, the young man is found to have been on illegal drugs. The singer meets with April, her brother's teacher, and the two hatch a plan to destroy the local drug processing plant. They recruit four more women with special skills and connections to help them carry out their audacious goal. As they plan their first strike, they discover high-schooler Trish spying on them. The student gets relegated to phone duty, but eventually worms her way into their escapades. The "Angels" not only destroy the processing plant, but also manage to intercept one of the shipments. As a result, the women receive unwelcome attention from the local drug cartel.
Won Ton Ton: the Dog Who Saved Hollywood, 1h32
Directed by Michael Winner
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Madeline Kahn, Bruce Dern, Rintintin (acteur canin), Teri Garr, Art Carney, Phil Silvers
Roles Custard Pie Star #3
Rating47% 2.3665452.3665452.3665452.3665452.366545
En 1924, Estie Del Ruth se rend à Hollywood dans l'espoir de devenir une grande actrice. Sur son chemin, elle rencontre un chien du nom de Won Ton Ton (Rintintin) qui se met à la suivre. Une fois à destination, Won Ton Ton séduit tout le monde et devient une star à la place d'Estie.
Rosebud (1975)
, 2h6
Directed by Otto Preminger, Yves Amoureux
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about writers, Films about journalists, Films about terrorism, Political films
Actors Peter O'Toole, Richard Attenborough, Cliff Gorman, Claude Dauphin, Brigitte Ariel, Peter Lawford
Roles Lord Carter
Rating51% 2.5620752.5620752.5620752.5620752.562075
Larry Martin (O'Toole) is a Newsweek reporter, secretly working for the CIA as he travels around the globe tasked, along with Israeli intelligence, to work for the release of five wealthy girls kidnapped by the anti-Israel terrorist Palestinian Liberation Army from the yacht Rosebud. Martin must contend with the girl's fathers, all of whom are wealthy, connected and concerned. Sloat (Attenborough), the extremist head of Black September, is connected with the kidnappings, and is subsequently hunted down after his plans for a centralized global terrorist network are uncovered.
The Phantom of Hollywood, 1h14
Directed by Gene Levitt
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Actors Jack Cassidy, Peter Lawford, Jackie Coogan, Broderick Crawford, John Ireland, Corinne Calvet
Roles Roger Cross
Rating59% 2.958622.958622.958622.958622.95862
Murders taking place on the back lot of Worldwide Studios turn out to be the work of a disfigured actor who has been living there for years and will stop at nothing to cease the sale of the back lot to developers. The film seems to place a lot of emphasis on the chalk outline and one character is even heard to quip, "We're going to be running out of chalk," while standing over a murder scene in a dry pool on the set.
They Only Kill Their Masters
Directed by James Goldstone
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Romance
Actors James Garner, Katharine Ross, Hal Holbrook, June Allyson, Tom Ewell, Harry Guardino
Roles Campbell
Rating62% 3.1489653.1489653.1489653.1489653.148965
Abel Marsh is a sarcastic, thick-skinned police chief in a small West Coast seaside town — the fictional Eden Landing, located somewhere between San Francisco and Los Angeles, where everyone knows each other. When one of its citizens is killed under mysterious circumstances many rumors arise, the most notorious of them being that the victim was killed by her own Doberman Pinscher.
Clay Pigeon, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action
Actors Telly Savalas, Robert Vaughn, John Marley, Burgess Meredith, Ivan Dixon, Jeff Corey
Roles Government Agent
Rating52% 2.601262.601262.601262.601262.60126
A Vietnam veteran has been using illegal drugs, but eventually decides that he wants to escape that life. But before he can leave it behind, an FBI narcotics agent recruits him to go undercover in Los Angeles to help expose other ex-soldiers who involved in drug dealing.
The Deadly Hunt, 1h14
Directed by John Newland
Origin USA
Genres Crime
Actors Jim Hutton, Anthony Franciosa, Peter Lawford
Roles Mason
Rating51% 2.5846352.5846352.5846352.5846352.584635
Cliff Cope est un jeune homme d'affaires brillant qui a décidé de passer un week-end en forêt avec sa femme mais le couple devient la cible d'un duo de tueurs. Alors qu'un feu se déclare, la situation devient critique pour le couple.
One More Time, 1h32
Directed by Jerry Lewis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action
Actors Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, John Wood, Dudley Sutton, Esther Anderson, Percy Herbert
Roles Christopher Pepper
Rating51% 2.5693652.5693652.5693652.5693652.569365
Chris Pepper (Peter Lawford) and Charlie Salt (Sammy Davis Jr.) lose their nightclub and turn to Pepper's aristocratic twin brother for help. He refuses to help them, and is then found murdered. Pepper assumes his identity, and soon discovers that he was a diamond smuggler, and was murdered by his accomplices. Salt and Pepper band together to put the criminals behind bars.
The April Fools, 1h35
Directed by Stuart Rosenberg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Horror, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality
Actors Jack Lemmon, Catherine Deneuve, Myrna Loy, Peter Lawford, Jack Weston, Charles Boyer
Roles Ted Gunther
Rating62% 3.1003353.1003353.1003353.1003353.100335
Howard Brubaker (Lemmon) is married to Phyllis (Sally Kellerman), who doesn't love him. Catherine (Deneuve) is the stunning wife of an equally uncaring husband, Howard's philandering boss Ted Gunther (Peter Lawford).
Hook, Line and Sinker, 1h27
Directed by George Marshall
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Peter Lawford, Anne Francis, Pedro Gonzalez-Gonzalez, Jerry Lewis, Jennifer Edwards, Eleanor Audley
Roles Dr. Scott Carter
Rating54% 2.702412.702412.702412.702412.70241
Peter Ingersoll is about to undergo an operation at a hospital in Chile. Before beginning, the medical staff insists that he explain how his unusual condition came about.
Skidoo (1968)
, 1h37
Directed by Otto Preminger
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Jackie Gleason, Carol Channing, Frankie Avalon, Fred Clark, Michael Constantine, Frank Gorshin
Roles The Senator
Rating49% 2.4568052.4568052.4568052.4568052.456805
As a cartoon character dressed in prison stripes (and holding a peace-logo flower which turns into a tiny parasol and then a helicopter blade) executes a few dance steps to the music of Nilsson's Skidoo theme, the words "Otto Preminger" appear below him. Additional words "presents SKIDOO starring" can also be seen as the camera pulls back to reveal that this image is on a TV screen, while Carol Channing's voice is heard exclaiming, "No, Harry, not that. No, I don't wanna see that", with the channel suddenly switching to show a US Senate hearing conducted by Senator Hummel, portrayed by Peter Lawford, who asks a series of organized crime figures various questions to which they invariably reply, "I refuse to answer on the grounds it may tend to incriminate me." Every few seconds, the channel showing the hearing switches to another channel which is screening Preminger's black-and-white 1965 feature, In Harm's Way, or still other channels which have one spurious commercial after another. The initial ad depicts an attractive blonde declaring, "now you too can be beautiful and sexually desirable like me instead of being that fat, disgusting, foul-breathed, slimy, wallowing sow that you are," the second has another intensely smiling blonde stating that "maybe we blondes do have more fun" and the third ad depicts a drunken slob swilling beer and belching, interspersed with an image of a pig with beer foam around its snout, while an unseen announcer exclaims "feel big, drink pig.
Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell, 1h48
Directed by Melvin Frank
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Gina Lollobrigida, Phil Silvers, Peter Lawford, Telly Savalas, Shelley Winters, Lee Grant
Roles Justin Young
Rating67% 3.3962353.3962353.3962353.3962353.396235
La Seconde Guerre Mondiale terminée, Carla, une ravissante italienne, décide de passer de tendres moments avec trois soldats américains. Pourtant, neuf mois plus tard, la jeune femme devient la maman de la petite Gia. Décidée à subvenir aux besoins de sa fille, Carla annonce alors aux trois hommes qu'ils doivent s'acquitter d'une pension, au grand dam de leurs épouses.