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Peter Lee Lawrence

Peter Lee Lawrence

German actor
The basics
Quick Facts
Occupations Actor Film actor
Countries West Germany
A.K.A. Pierre Clement, Karl Hyrenbach, Arthur Grant
Gender male
Birth February 21, 1944 (Lindau)
Death April 19, 1974 (Rome)
Spouse: Cristina Galbó
The details

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 than 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).


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. At the time of his death he was married to actress Cristina Galbó.

Selected filmography

  • 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)
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