Peter Lawford

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Date of Birth September 7, 1923
Place of Birth England
Date of Death Dec 24, 1984 (61)
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Peter Lawford

Peter Sydney Ernest Lawford was an English-American actor, producer, and socialite, who lived in the United States throughout his adult life. He was a member of the "Rat Pack" and the brother-in-law of President John F. Kennedy and senators Robert F. Kennedy and Edward Kennedy. From the 1940s to the 1960s, he was a well-known celebrity and starred in a number of highly acclaimed films. In later years, he was noted more for his off-screen activities as a celebrity than for his acting; it was said that he was "famous for being famous".

Born: Peter Sydney Ernest Aylen, September 07, 1923, London, England
Died: December 24, 1984, Los Angeles, California
Occupation: Actor, film producer, socialite
Years active: 1930–1983
Children: 4, including Christopher Lawford
Parent(s): Sydney Turing Barlow Lawford, May Sommerville Bunny
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About Peter Lawford

British-born actor who appeared in various MGM films such as The White Cliffs of Dover, Two Sisters From Boston, and Son of Lassie. He appeared in 80 films during his career, beginning with 1930's Poor Old Bill and ending with 1983's Where Is Parsifal?

Before Fame

He suffered severe nerve damage from a late 1930s accident involving a glass door, and the injury kept him from pursuing a career in the military.

Achievement

His first major film role was opposite Mickey Rooney in the 1942 hit film, A Yank At Eton.

Family Life

He and his first wife, Patricia Helen Kennedy (sister of John F. Kennedy), had three daughters and a son. Following his 1966 divorce, he was briefly married three more times to three much-younger women: Mary Rowan, Deborah Gould, and Patricia Seaton.

Associations

He was considered a member of the Rat Pack, a group of actors that included Humphrey Bogart, Frank Sinatra, and Sammy Davis, Jr.

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