Peter Sydney Lawford (September 7, 1923 - December 24, 1984) was a Hollywood actor and member of Frank Sinatra's "Rat Pack," more noted for his off-screen activities than for his acting.
Born in London, the son of actor Sidney Lawford and his (eventual) wife, Mary Aylen, née Somerville, he spent his early childhood in France, and began acting as a child. He became an American citizen in 1960.
He married four times. He married his first wife, Patricia Kennedy, sister to President John F. Kennedy, in 1954. They had four children, including actor Christopher Lawford. They divorced in 1966. He married his scond wife, Mary Rowan, daughter of Dan Rowan, in 1971. They divorced in 1975. He married his third wife, Deborah Gould in 1976. They divorced in 1977. His fourth wife, whom he married in 1984, was Patricia Seaton.
He and his brother-in-law Robert F. Kennedy visited Marilyn Monroe on the day she died.
Lawford died in Los Angeles in 1984 of a heart attack and was originally buried in L.A. at Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery before his remains were cremated and scattered in the Pacific.
The White Cliffs of Dover - 1944
The Canterville Ghost - 1944
Mrs. Parkington - 1944
The Picture of Dorian Gray - 1945 (his father also appeared in this film)
Son of Lassie - 1945
Good News - 1947
Easter Parade - 1948
Little Women - 1949
Royal Wedding - 1951
Exodus - 1960
Ocean's Eleven - 1960 (appearing with other members of the "Rat Pack")
Advise and Consent - 1962
The Longest Day - 1962
Salt and Pepper - 1968 (costarring fellow "Rat Pack" member Sammy Davis, Jr.)
Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell - 1969