Peter Lorre Jr. (Eugene Weingand)

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Karlsruhe, Germany
Eugene Weingand was born in Karlsrue, Germany on April 1, 1934 and emigrated to the US at the age of 20. Because of his passing resemblance to Peter Lorre he began calling himself Peter Lorie Jr. [sic]. In 1963 he applied to have his name legally changed to Peter Lorie Jr. but the famous actor objected, as did American International Pictures, which had Lorre under contract. After a hearing the judge denied Weingand's petition, deciding he was merely trying to cash in on a famous name. Weingand was barred from using the name Peter Lorie Jr. without Peter Lorre's permission. Read more...