Herbert Lom, Boss in Pink Panther Movies, Dies


“The actor played the increasingly crazed Chief Inspector Charles Dreyfus alongside Peter Sellers’ hapless Inspector Clouseau in the film series.”

I remember first seeing one of the Pink Panther movies at a drive-in theater as a kid. My dad was partial to Lom’s Dreyfus character, who had an eye twitch and a propensity to attempt the murder of Clouseau. He’d play-act Lom’s part for weeks after seeing the film, crazily mumbling “kill Clouseau” when someone mentioned the movie or one of the characters. He was a real card.