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Pink Panther actor Herbert Lom dies in his sleep aged 95
Daily Mail Uk ^

Posted on 09/27/2012 7:35:40 AM PDT by Perdogg

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.

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

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1 posted on 09/27/2012 7:35:44 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: kronos77; mass55th; Perdogg; DollyCali; EveningStar; Borges; Mr. K; Blondie; altura; mylife; ...

ping


2 posted on 09/27/2012 7:36:58 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

An exit strategy we would all envy. R.I.P.


3 posted on 09/27/2012 7:37:47 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Perdogg

He was a great straight man to Peter Sellers in those films.


4 posted on 09/27/2012 7:41:54 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Perdogg

Every day, in every way, I'm getting better and better ---

5 posted on 09/27/2012 7:44:05 AM PDT by BlueLancer (You cannot conquer a free man. The most you can do is kill him. (R. Heinlein - "If This Goes On"))
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To: Perdogg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v30HUOx6SYk

Clouseau visits Dreyfus at the asylum.


6 posted on 09/27/2012 7:58:25 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Borges

As the crazed Police Chief Dreyfuss trying to kill Clouseau (Sellers), Lom almost managed to be as funny as Sellers in a number of scenes.


7 posted on 09/27/2012 7:59:41 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: Snickering Hound

“Every Day, and in every way, I’m feeling Better and Better!”


8 posted on 09/27/2012 8:04:41 AM PDT by wbill
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To: wbill

Rest in peace, Chief Inspector Dreyfus. I watched one of the Panther films just last night. Still very funny after all these years.


9 posted on 09/27/2012 8:10:51 AM PDT by p. henry
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To: driftless2

The facial ticks were hilarious.


10 posted on 09/27/2012 8:14:40 AM PDT by bleach (If I agreed with you, we would both be wrong.)
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To: bleach

eyep...as soon as Clouseau’s name is mentioned...*blink blink*......*smiles*


11 posted on 09/27/2012 8:19:06 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Perdogg
RIP. I still use the twitching left eye gag every time something goes “awry”, just as a joke; unfortunately it also happens every time I see or hear the jug-eared moron...
12 posted on 09/27/2012 8:24:31 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: Common Sense 101

I too use it in my arsenal of facial expressions, was a big fan in my formative years...had a cat named Kato a dog named dreyfus and all my gold fish were named The Inspector, The Inspector II....


13 posted on 09/27/2012 8:37:57 AM PDT by Docbarleypop
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To: Perdogg
Pink Panther Theme Song (Mancini)

Another gem that Lom and Sellers were both in was the original "Ladykillers" movie (1955).

14 posted on 09/27/2012 8:41:13 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: Perdogg

I also remember him fondly as Capt Nemo in “Mysterious Island” (1961)


15 posted on 09/27/2012 8:41:13 AM PDT by nonsporting
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To: Perdogg

He was also the PHANTOM of the Opera in 1962.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056347/


16 posted on 09/27/2012 8:50:11 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Perdogg

Lom made the PP movies work. Without Lom’s slow (and sometimes not-so-slow) burns, Sellers wouldn’t have been as effective in those films. I was always bracing for the next incident in which “Dreyfus” would accidentally cut off his own finger or shoot off the tip of his nose while fuming at Clouseau.


17 posted on 09/27/2012 8:51:48 AM PDT by pogo101
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To: Snickering Hound

I’m crying w/ laughter !! Lom made those movies..


18 posted on 09/27/2012 9:43:00 AM PDT by Vinnie (A)
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To: pogo101

And that facial tic everytime Clouseau would walk in his office. That was FUNNEEE!


19 posted on 09/27/2012 1:47:27 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. That should be a convenience store, not a Government Agency.)
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To: Perdogg
Favorite scene:

[after an incident involving a blind beggar]

Dreyfus: The beggar was the lookout for the gang.
Clouseau: That is impossible. How can a blind man be a lookout?
Dreyfus: How can an idiot be a policeman? Answer me that!
Clouseau: Simple. All he has to do is enlist...
Dreyfus: Shut up!

Loved that man.

20 posted on 09/27/2012 2:03:02 PM PDT by Lizavetta (You get what you tolerate)
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To: Perdogg

RIP good sir.

I loved watching him.


21 posted on 09/27/2012 2:04:57 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are just useful idiots.)
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To: Perdogg; Impy; GOPsterinMA; Clemenza

In a lot of ways, Lom was funnier than Sellers. He also did the definitive Napoleon. RIP to a very talented actor.


22 posted on 09/27/2012 6:55:00 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Lizavetta

Dreyfus: I knew it. {laughing} He has pulled the wrong tooth. It’s Clouseau {insane laughing} Kill him {more insane laughing}.


23 posted on 09/27/2012 7:36:08 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Perdogg; BillyBoy; GOPsterinMA

RIP

Did you guys hear about that actor who took some of those new party drugs and beat his landlady to death, killed her cat, beat up a neighbor, and then took a dive off the roof? Damn.


24 posted on 09/28/2012 2:17:01 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy

Yeah, lovely story.


25 posted on 09/28/2012 6:41:05 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Vinnie; pogo101

Agreed. Maybe his greatest scenes in the role:

Clouseau’s “funeral”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s66VNF5-624

the most insidious torture known to comedy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBLIYbNxsNs


26 posted on 09/29/2012 11:03:31 AM PDT by ReformationFan
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