Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Kwouk, Cato in 'Pink Panther,' Dies

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Kwouk, Cato in 'Pink Panther,' Dies

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LONDON - Burt Kwouk, an actor who played martial arts expert Cato in the comic "Pink Panther" films, has died. He was 85. Kwouk's agent, Jean Diamond, said in a statement that he "passed peacefully" on Tuesday. She didn't give a cause of death.

Born in northwest England in 1930 and raised in Shanghai, Kwouk had his first major film role in 1958's "The Inn of the Sixth Happiness, starring Ingrid Bergman.

Kwouk appeared in the James Bond films "Goldfinger and "You Only Live Twice as well as the 1967 Bond spoof "Casino Royale, and had roles in popular 1960s TV series "Secret Agent," "The Avengers and "The Saint."

In 1964, Blake Edwards cast him in "A Shot in the Dark, a comedy centered on Peter Sellers' bumbling Inspector Clouseau. …

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