Eugene Weingand

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Eugene Weingand (1 April 1934 – 1986) was a German-born American actor, known as Peter Lorre Jr.

Weingand was born in Karlsruhe, Germany and immigrated to the US at age 20. Because of his 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 Peter Lorre 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 the name. Weingand was barred from using the name Peter Lorie Jr. without Lorre's permission. After Lorre death a few months later Weingand began calling himself Peter Lorre Jr, and claimed to be the son of the actor. Under this name he made a handful of film and TV appearances in the 1960s and 70s.[1] He had an uncredited appearance in the Alfred Hitchcock movie Torn Curtain as a taxi driver.[2]

He died in Houston, Texas, USA.

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