Skip to comments.Burt Kwouk, veteran of the 'Pink Panther' movies, dies at 85 [Cato]
Posted on 05/24/2016 7:58:38 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Burt Kwouk, who played martial arts expert Cato in the comic Pink Panther films, has died. He was 85.
Kwouks agent, Jean Diamond, said in a statement that he passed peacefully on Tuesday. She didnt give a cause of death.
Born in northwest England and raised in Shanghai, Kwouk had his breakthrough film role in The Inn of the Sixth Happiness in 1958, and appeared in the James Bond films Goldfinger and You Only Live Twice.
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It happened when I least expected it.
He didn't let Clouseau rest in this scene.
“We’re going to have to accelerate our training program.”
I Saw A Shot in the Dark and The Pink Panther in the theater as a double feature when I was a kid. I remember thinking that maybe if I moved up to the balcony during the nudist colony scene, I could look down and see Elke Sommer’s barely hidden boobs.
“I could look down and see Elke Sommers barely hidden boobs.”
That scene got a rise out of me.
Clouseau with Lesley Anne Down - before being interrupted by Cato. Classic final scene from The Pink Panther Strikes Again
Lesley-Anne Down is on my all time hottie list.
that never gets old....
[Cato has just attacked Clouseau, causing extensive damage to the restaurant he’s eating in]
Clouseau: You fool! You raving Oriental idiot! There is a time and a place for everything, Cato!
And this is it!
[Clouseau goes to attack Cato, but misses and destroys the restaurant’s kitchen]
It was very odd to hear his British accent after so many years of hearing him as Cato, or in the Bond Movies.
Well, we still have Clegg.
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