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Ian Jane
09-27-2012, 09:30 AM
According to NPR he has passed away.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/09/27/161868788/actor-herbert-lom-exasperated-pink-panther-police-chief-dies?ft=1&f=1001&sc=tw&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

"He was in more than 100 films, including such classics as Spartacus and El Cid.

But actor Herbert Lom, who died in London today at the age of 95, is best known as the perpetually peeved, increasingly insane police chief Charles Dreyfus in the Pink Panther films."

I didn't realize he was that old. Will always love him for Mark Of The Devil, and of course the Pink Panther movies.

The Silly Swede
09-27-2012, 10:57 AM
He was a great character actor who raised the level of many poor B movies by his mere presence.

Apronikoff
09-27-2012, 11:44 AM
He was a great character actor who raised the level of many poor B movies by his mere presence.

Absolutely. He was one of that rare breed of actors, like Peter Cushing for example, who treated every role he played with dignity no matter the part. He will be missed.

Andrew Monroe
09-27-2012, 12:01 PM
Heard it on the radio this morning. I didn't know he was still alive to be honest. Loved him in the Pink Panther films, no one did the slow burn to explosion better.

Andrew Monroe
09-27-2012, 12:24 PM
You have to look over Lom's IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0007042/) entry to really get a sense of just how many notable films he was involved in.
Examples:

NIGHT AND THE CITY
THE LADYKILLERS
HELL DRIVERS
SPARTACUS
99 WOMEN
ASYLUM
DORIAN GRAY
COUNT DRACULA
THE DEAD ZONE
He was in 2 versions of TEN LITLLE INDIANS.

He was in an excellent British thriller I discovered not long ago, RETURN FROM THE ASHES too.

Todd Jordan
09-27-2012, 04:04 PM
He's so awesome in Pink Panther Strikes Again. I like him in Dead Zone too. One of the big wigs at work looks like him a bit, and it makes me think of the laughing gas scene in PPSA.