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For the Australian actor, see Howard Vernon (Australian actor).
Howard Vernon
Born Mario Lippert
(1914-07-15)15 July 1914
Baden, Switzerland
Died 25 July 1996(1996-07-25) (aged 82)
Paris, France
Years active 1945-1996

Howard Vernon (15 July 1914 — 25 July 1996) was a Swiss actor.

Life and career[edit]

Vernon was born Mario Lippert in Baden, Switzerland, to a Swiss father and an American mother, and was fluent in German, English, and French. Originally a stage and radio actor, he worked primarily in France and became a well-known supporting actor after 1945 by playing villainous Nazi officers in French films. Jean-Pierre Melville's Le Silence de la mer, in which he played a gentle anti-Nazi German officer, made him somewhat famous, but, in part due to his looks and Swiss accent, he was subsequently relegated to playing gangsters and heavies.[citation needed]

In the 1960s, he became a favorite actor of Spanish horror director Jesús Franco and began starring in many low-budget horror movies produced in Spain or in France, often portraying a mad doctor named "Dr. Orloff". He continued to make increasingly small appearances in high-profile movies while often getting top billing in many Grade-Z horror films. Horror fans consider his three greatest horror film roles to be The Awful Dr. Orloff (1961) which introduced Franco's famed mad doctor character, Dracula vs Frankenstein (1971) in which he played Count Dracula and The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein (1972) in which he played the insanely evil Count Cagliostro.


He remained active until his death from natural causes in 1996. He died in Paris, France, soon after his 82nd birthday.

Selected filmography[edit]

External links[edit]

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Marshalltown Times Republican
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 21:26:15 -0800

Funeral services for Howard Vernon Lynch, of Gladbrook, IA, were held Friday, Feb 5, 2016, at Gladbrook United Methodist Church with Pastor Harlan Nuss officiating. Mr. Lynch was laid to rest in Maple Hill Cemetery with Military Honors provided by ...

Sumter Item

Sumter Item
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 03:03:45 -0800

... two sisters, Loretta Howard (Vernon) Helper of Atlantic City, New Jersey, and Paulette Bigby of Orangeburg; two brothers, Robert C. Bigby of Riverdale, Georgia, and Leroy Patrick Howard of Florence; three aunts; three uncles; and a host of special ...

Jacksonville Journal Courier

Jacksonville Journal Courier
Tue, 26 Jan 2016 01:57:54 -0800

The plot is set in motion when a secret agent named Lemmy Caution (Eddie Constantine) enters Alphaville on a two-part mission: He is to assassinate the city's creator, Professor von Braun (Howard Vernon), and to destroy the sentient computer system, ...

Flickering Myth (blog)

Flickering Myth (blog)
Sun, 17 Jan 2016 22:05:17 -0800

Lemmy Caution (Eddie Constantine) is undercover, sent from The Outlands, with three objectives. He needs to find his missing colleague Henry Dickson (Akim Tamiroff) and kill the architect of Alphaville, sunglassed Professor von Braun (Howard Vernon).

Film News

Film News
Mon, 01 Feb 2016 10:22:30 -0800

... agent/colleague Henry Dickson (Akim Tamiroff), to infiltrate the nerve centre and capture the creator of Alphaville, Professor Von Braun (Howard Vernon) and to destroy the dictatorial computer system called Alpha 60… thus freeing the place of its ...

Entertainment Focus

Entertainment Focus
Sun, 31 Jan 2016 05:09:29 -0800

A futuristic tale telling the story of Lemmy Caution (Eddie Constantine), an American private eye sent to another planet to find malevolent scientist Von Braun (Howard Vernon). The film doesn't feel quite as tight as Godard's other works and for the ...

hays Post

hays Post
Fri, 15 Jan 2016 10:56:15 -0800

SALINE COUNTY- Law enforcement authorities are investigating a Kansas man involved in high-speed chase for the second time in less than a month. Just after 8:15 p.m. on Thursday, a Sheriff's deputy tried to pulled over a 2006 Buick Lucerne driven by ...
Vernon Morning Star
Sun, 12 Jul 2015 01:03:45 -0700

Getting to Know's Aniko Forgo meets with Brian “Illuminated” Howard, a promising singer-songwriter from Vernon. — image credit: submitted. Aniko Forgo. Special to The Morning Star. Brian Howard, aka Illuminated, is a singer/songwriter from Vernon. He ...

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