Peter Lee Lawrence
|Intro||German actor (1944-1974)|
|A.K.A.||Pierre Clement, Karl Hyrenbach, Arthur Grant|
|Was||Actor Film actor|
|Type||Film, Television, Stage and Radio|
|Birth||21 February 1944, Lindau, Germany|
|Death||19 April 1974, Rome, Italy (aged 30 years)|
Peter Lee Lawrence born Karl Hyrenbach (February 21, 1944 in Lindau, Nazi Germany – April 20, 1974 in Rome, Italy), was a German actor and a citizen of France. He enjoyed brief fame as a prolific leading man of Spaghetti Westerns before dying at the age of 30.
He lived in Nice for several years with his mother and then in Rome (Italy) with his wife and son. He was also cast in photonovels under the name Pierre Clément. His first notable film role was a small, uncredited, but important appearance as the brother-in-law of Lee Van Cleef in For a Few Dollars More. From then on he went on to star in 16 more Spaghetti Westerns from 1967 to 1973. He was also credited in several of these films as Arthur Grant. Some of these films were hits in Europe including Killer Caliber .32 (1967), Day of Violence (1967), Fury of Johnny Kid (1967), The Man Who Killed Billy the Kid (1967), Killer Adios (1968). He was a particularly popular actor in Cuba. In 1971, Lawrence had a supporting role in Black Beauty. He continued acting until his death. He had 30 film credits in his nine-year career. His last credited appearance was Los Caballeros del Botón de Ancla (1974).
He met actress Cristina Galbó during the filming of Dove si spara di più in 1967, and they married two years later on 30 July 1969 until his death. In 1972 Lawrence began suffering from headaches. Once filming finished on Los Caballeros del Botón de Ancla, he was admitted to the Foundation Jimenez Diaz Hospital in Madrid, where he was operated on by Dr. Sixto Obrador. The surgery was a success, but the biopsy report revealed it was glioblastoma. He moved to Zurich, where, under the auspices of Professor Wolfgang Horst, he began both chemo and radium treatment. On March 25, 1974, Lawrence was admitted to the Villa Stuart Clinic in Rome with severe stomach pains. He died on a Saturday, April 20, 1974, at ten past three in the morning.
For a Few Dollars More (1965) – Mortimer's Brother-in-Law (uncredited) Fury of Johnny Kid (1967) – Johnny Mounters El hombre que mató a Billy el Niño (1967) – William 'Billy the Kid' Bonney Killer Caliber .32 (1967) – Silver Day of Violence (1967) – Johs Lee Killer Adios (1968) – Jess Bryan Testa di sbarco per otto implacabili (1968) – Lt. Strobel Pistol for a Hundred Coffins (1968) – Jim Slade Uno a uno, sin piedad (1968) – Bill 'Chico' Grayson Death on High Mountain (1969) – Loring Vandervelt Tiempos de Chicago (1969) – Erik Garringo (1969) – Johnny La furia dei Khyber (1970) – Sergeant Cullen Manos torpes (1970) – Peter Cushmich Sabata the Killer (1970) – Peter More Dollars for the MacGregors (1970) – Robert McGregor / Blondie Black Beauty (1971) – Gervaise I quattro pistoleri di Santa Trinità (1971) – George Raise Your Hands, Dead Man, You're Under Arrest (1971) – Sando Kid Un dólar de recompensa (1972) – Danny Lom Tarzán y el arco iris (1972) – Richard Arizona Kid (1972) – Garringo / Arizona Long Arm of the Godfather (1972) – Vincenzo – 'Raffica' Il mio corpo con rabbia (1972) – Paolo Amore e morte nel giardino degli dei (1972) – Manfredi God in Heaven… Arizona on Earth (1972) – Garringo/Arizona Mia moglie, un corpo per l'amore (1973) – Marco Santi Giorni d'amore sul filo di una lama (1973) – Stefano Bruni Il bacio di una morta (1974) – Andrea Valverde Los caballeros del botón de ancla (1974) – Carlos Corbián (final film role)