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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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News & Observer
Fri, 20 Nov 2015 04:33:45 -0800

Howard Vernon Goodrich and Millie May Goodrich to Bernice Bailes Roberson and Jason Eric Roberson, Lot 11 in Tara Plantation Subdivision, $395,000. Chad M. Holland and Jennifer R. Holland to Kimberlee R. Avery, Lot 27 in Laura Mark Subdivision, ...
Pine River Times
Tue, 03 Nov 2015 15:03:45 -0800

Committee members include Kristin Dallison, Ron Dunavant, Vivian Edwards, Dan Ford, Rod Grove, Tara Howard, Vernon Kimball, Kay Phelps, Nancy Phelps, Jennifer Zelinski and Rob Dean. "Please contact them before the week of Nov. 9 when the next ...
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 ...

Daily Herald

Daily Herald
Sat, 06 Sep 2014 16:48:45 -0700

Her childhood was spent as an invalid in the Rockport, Indiana TB Sanitarium. She was self-educated with little formal schooling, yet with her many talents she became a wonderful wife and mother. She married Harry H. Howard (Horwitz) in 1942 in Chicago ...


Wed, 05 Aug 2015 11:22:30 -0700

Made ten years apart, these Jess Franco films star Howard Vernon in stories about perverse aristocrats who whip and torture naked people. It's what happens when you have too much time on your hands. The incurably tasteful would insist that too much ...

Community Newspaper Group

Community Newspaper Group
Fri, 16 Oct 2015 16:39:23 -0700

FAYETTE – Grand marshal Howard Vernon '57 led the Upper Iowa University Homecoming parade Saturday, Oct. 10. At Upper Iowa, Vernon lettered four years in football and baseball and two years in basketball. Vernon was president of his senior class and ...


Thu, 24 Sep 2015 12:51:54 -0700

Mike Hewitt was part of the beginning of a long and successful run of powerful teams under Coach Howard Vernon. Hewitt came in as a sophomore and left as one of thirteen letter winners in 1964. Hewitt later played football at the State College of Iowa ...

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rtv online
Sat, 24 Oct 2015 23:24:33 -0700

Howard Vernon Raymond - ? - ? - Bernard Fresson Feldwebel Thomas - ? - ? - Jean Claudio u. a. Regie: Terence Young Geldschrankknacker Eddie Chapman hat in seiner Heimat England bereits an die 40 Safes geleert, als man ihn auf der Kanalinsel ...

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