The Washington Post Remembers ‘Pink Panther’ Actor Burt Kwouk ’53

Burt Kwouk '53 from the 1953 "Bowdoin Bugle."

Burt Kwouk ’53 from the 1953 “Bowdoin Bugle.”

Burt Kwouk ’53, a British character actor of Asian descent best remembered for his role as Inspector Clouseau’s manservant Cato in the Pink Panther movies, died May 24, according to The Washington Post.

Kwouk was born in England but grew up in Shanghai before studying at Bowdoin, where he earned a degree in government. After graduation he returned to England where he pursued a successful acting career, appearing in seven Pink Panther films. Read more about Kwouk’s life and career.

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