Pedro Gregorio Armendáriz Hastings (May 9, 1912 – June 18, 1963), better known as Pedro Armendáriz, was a Mexican-American actor who made movies in both Mexico and the United States. He was known for his role as Kerim Bey in From Russia with Love (1963).
Armendáriz as evil El Kerim in the 1963 film Captain Sindbad
Pedro Gregorio Armendáriz Hastings
May 9, 1912
|Died||June 18, 1963 (aged 51)|
|Cause of death||Suicide|
|Resting place||Panteón Jardín, Mexico City|
|Alma mater||California Polytechnic State University|
|Spouse(s)||Carmelita Bohr (m. 1938–1963) (his death)|
|Children||Pedro Armendáriz, Jr.|
Armendáriz was born on May 9, 1912 in Mexico City, Mexico. His father was Mexican and his mother was American. He was raised in Los Angeles, California. Armendáriz studied at the California Polytechnic State University. He was married to Carmelita Bohr from 1938 until his death in 1963. They had one son, actor Pedro Armendáriz, Jr..
Armendáriz was diagnosed with cancer and later moved to Los Angeles, California. He was in great pain and he didn't want his family to suffer financially. Armendáriz shot himself directly in his heart on June 18, 1963 in Los Angeles, California, aged 51. He was later buried at Panteón Jardín, Mexico City, Mexico.