Peter Lawford Overview:

Legendary actor, Peter Lawford, was born Peter Sydney Ernest Aylen on Sep 7, 1923 in London, England. Lawford died at the age of 61 on Dec 24, 1984 in Los Angeles, CA .

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Bland, inoffensive, elegant, brown-haired British leading man, a staple ingredient of MGM films from 1942 to 1952 as light romantic interest. The thick eyebrows which always made him look a little quizzical became beetling in middle-age, when he became a member of the notorious Sinatra clan and a character actor as benign and lightweight as he had been as a star. An actor since childhood, Lawford died from kidney and liver complications.

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Television. Lawford was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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is a name people will most often associate to The Rat Pack or The Kennedys (he was married to Patricia Kennedy, JFK’s sister). Sadly, the man’s acting career was often overlooked and, along with the likes of Zsa Zsa Gabor, he was labelled “famous for being famous̶... Read full article


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By Dawn on Aug 26, 2011 From Noir and Chick Flicks

(7 September 1923 – 24 December 1984). He was a member of the "Rat Pack", and brother-in-law to President John F. Kennedy. In the late 1930s through the 1950s) he was very popular and starred in many films. Once he signed with MGM, his mother, Lady Lawford, wanted the studio head... Read full article


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Peter Lawford Quotes:

Nick Lombardi: Jamie, we're having a little argument. What color are Annie's eyes?
Jamie Shellgrove: Dark Brown. But in the light they've got little golden flecks.
Danny Webson Miller: How tall is she compared to you?
Jamie Shellgrove: When she's wearing high heels, she comes to here, and low heels, to here.
Danny Webson Miller: Uh, what color nail polish does she use?
Jamie Shellgrove: None. Her hands are like a little girl's. And that perfume she uses, that's like a little girl's too... so clean and soapy. But you know the cutest thing about her? You can always tells when she's going to smile. Just a second before she wrinkles up her nose. Always.


Lt. Lawrence Y. Kingslee: Rosalind don't you think it's about time you quit being an actress and start being a woman!


[Jewish Ari Ben Canaan is masquerading as a gentile British officer named Bowen]
Maj. Caldwell: [about Jews] They look funny too. I can spot one a mile away.
Ari Ben Canaan: [pointing at his eye] Would you mind looking into my eye, sir? It feels like a cinder.
Maj. Caldwell: Yes, certainly.
[Caldwell looks into Ben Canaan's eye]
Maj. Caldwell: You know, a lot of them try to hide under gentile names, but one look at their face, you just know.
Ari Ben Canaan: With a little experience, you can even smell them out.
Maj. Caldwell: I'm sorry Bowen, I can't find a thing.


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Peter Lawford Facts
Was the first member of the Rat Pack to pass away. With the death of Joey Bishop in October, 2007, no surviving members of the Rat Pack remain.

He was a year old before his parents were married. His parents were married to other people when he was conceived (he was given his mother's husband's surname Aylen on his birth certificate). He did not learn of his illegitimacy until he was 27 years old.

His production company, Chrislaw, was named after his son Christopher Lawford.

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