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Peter Sellers

Born Richard Henry Sellers
8 September 1925(1925-09-08)
Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Died July 24, 1980 (aged 54)
London, England
Years active 1948 - 1980
Spouse(s) Lynne Frederick (1977-1980)
Miranda Quarry (1970-1974)
Britt Ekland (1964-1968)
Anne Howe (1951-1961)

Richard Henry Sellers, CBE, commonly known as Peter Sellers (8 September 192524 July 1980) was a British comedian and actor best known for his three roles in Dr. Strangelove, as Inspector Clouseau in The Pink Panther films, and as Clare Quilty in the original 1962 screen version of Lolita. Peter Sellars Peter Sellars (born September 27, 1957) is an American theater director, renowned for his modern stagings of classical operas and plays. ... Image File history File links Sellers4. ... is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other places with the same name, see Portsmouth (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Hampshire (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... is the 205th day of the year (206th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Lynne Maria Frederick (July 25, 1954 – April 27, 1994) was an English actress. ... Miranda Quarry was an Australian fashion model, who is now known as the Countess of Stockton. ... Britt Ekland (born Britt-Marie Eklund on October 6, 1942) is a Swedish actress, long resident in the UK. Ekland became famous as a result of her 1964 whirlwind romance and marriage to British actor and comedian, Peter Sellers, who proposed after seeing her photograph in the paper. ... BAFTA Award The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organisation that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role has been presented to its winners since 1952 and actors of all nationalities are eligible to receive the award. ... Im All Right Jack is a British comedy film directed and produced by John and Roy Boulting. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... The Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association as a separate category in 1951. ... This article is about the 1979 movie. ... Commanders Badge of the Order of the British Empire The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is an order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions, in order of seniority: Knight or Dame Grand Cross... is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 205th day of the year (206th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... For the documentary about Jerry Seinfeld, see Comedian (film). ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... Strangelove redirects here. ... Peter Sellers in one of a number of appearances as Inspector Clouseau Inspector Jacques Clouseau (later chief inspector) is a fictional detective in Blake Edwardss Pink Panther series. ... This article is about the Pink Panther film series. ... Clare Quilty is an American musical group formed in Charlottesville, VA in 1994. ... “Lolita (film)” redirects here. ...


Sellers first rose to fame on the BBC Home Service radio series The Goon Show. His exceptional ability to speak in a wide variety of different accents (e.g., French, Indian, American, British, German), along with his talent to portray a highly diverse range of characters, contributed to his immense success both as radio personality and screen actor and earned him many national and international nominations and awards. Many of his depictions of various characters and cultural stereotypes have become ingrained in the public's perception of his work. Sellers's private life, however, was characterised by frequent turmoil and crises, brought on by mental problems and substance abuse. Sellers was married four times (his second wife was the Swedish actress Britt Ekland); he had three children from two of his marriages. The BBC Home Service was the original name for Radio 4 and was on the air from 1939 until 30 September 1967. ... The Goon Show was a popular and influential British radio comedy programme, originally produced and broadcast by the BBC from 1951 to 1960 on the BBC Home Service. ... Also see Alcoholism and Drug addiction. ... Britt Ekland (born Britt-Marie Eklund on October 6, 1942) is a Swedish actress, long resident in the UK. Ekland became famous as a result of her 1964 whirlwind romance and marriage to British actor and comedian, Peter Sellers, who proposed after seeing her photograph in the paper. ...

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Biography

Early life

Peter Sellers's birthplace on the corner of Castle Road and Southsea terrace, in Portsmouth. The blue plaques read "Peter Sellers, Actor and Comedian was born here"

Sellers was born in Southsea, Portsmouth, England to a family of entertainers. His parents nicknamed him "Peter" at an early age, after his elder stillborn brother.[1] He attended a Roman Catholic school, St. Aloysius College, although he was Jewish (from his mother's side). He was a descendant of Portuguese-Jewish prizefighter Daniel Mendoza.[2] Sellers is also a cousin of talksport radio presenter Mike Mendoza.[3] Southsea is a seaside resort located in Portsmouth at the southern tip of Portsea Island in the county of Hampshire in England. ... For other places with the same name, see Portsmouth (disambiguation). ... Southsea is a seaside resort located in Portsmouth at the southern tip of Portsea Island in the county of Hampshire in England. ... For other places with the same name, see Portsmouth (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Catholic schools are education ministries of the Roman Catholic Church. ... St. ... For other uses, see Jew (disambiguation). ... The history of the Jews in Portugal is directly related to Sephardi history, a Jewish ethnic division that represents communities who have originated in the Iberian Peninsula (Spain, Portugal, Gibraltar, but also Morocco). ... Daniel Mendoza (5 July 1764 – 3 September 1836) was an English-Jewish prizefighter, who was heavy-weight boxing champion of England 1792-1795 and is considered the father of scientific boxing. Was well known for transforming the stereotypical image of a Jew at the time from a weak, indefensible person...


Accompanying his family on the variety show circuit,[1] Sellers learned this popular but difficult stagecraft, which proved especially valuable in his later career. He performed at age five at the Windmill Theatre in a drama called Splash Me!, which also featured his mother.[citation needed] He was a versatile artist, excelling at dancing, drumming well enough to tour with several jazz bands (his drumming is showcased in a clip of the Steve Allen show in 1964), and playing the ukulele and banjo. In an episode of Parkinson, Sellers claimed that his father had taught George Formby to play the ukulele. Sellers played ukulele on the "New York Girls" track for Steeleye Span's 1975 album Commoner's Crown.[4] A variety show is a show with a variety of acts, often including music and comedy skits, especially on television. ... The Windmill Theatre, later the Windmill Club, was a famous West End theatre in Great Windmill Street, London. ... A contemporary dancer rehearsing in a dance studio Dance generally refers to human movement either used as a form of expression or presented in a social, spiritual or performance setting. ... For the comic book character, see Drummer (comics). ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... Steve Allen on the cover of Steve Allen on the Bible, Religion, and Morality Stephen Valentine Patrick William Allen (December 26, 1921 – October 30, 2000) was an American musician, comedian, and writer who was instrumental in innovating the concept of the television talk show. ... The ukulele (Hawaiian: , pronounced ; Anglicised pronunciation usually IPA: ), sometimes spelled ukelele (particularly in the UK) or uke, is a chordophone classified as a plucked lute; it is a subset of the guitar family of instruments, generally with four strings or four courses of strings. ... For other uses, see Banjo (disambiguation) The banjo is a stringed instrument developed by enslaved Africans in the United States, adapted from several African instruments. ... Parkinson is a British television chat show presented by Michael Parkinson. ... George Formby, OBE (26 May 1904 – 6 March 1961) was an English singer and comedian who became a major star of both cinema and music hall. ... Steeleye Span are a British folk-rock band, formed in 1969 and remaining active today. ... Commoners Crown is an album by the folk rock band Steeleye Span, its seventh release overall and the second album with the bands most commerically successful line-up. ...


World War II

During World War II, Sellers was an airman in the Royal Air Force, rising to corporal by the war's end, though he had been relegated to ground staff duties due to poor eyesight. His tour of duty included India and Burma, although the exact duration of his stay in Asia is unknown, and he may have exaggerated its length. He also served in Germany and France after the war.[1] Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... RAF redirects here. ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ...


As a distraction from the monotonous life of a non-commissioned RAF officer, Sellers joined the Entertainments National Service Association (ENSA), allowing him to hone his drumming and comedic skills. During leisure periods, he occasionally performed impersonations of his superiors,[1] and his portrayal of RAF officer Lionel Mandrake in the film Dr. Strangelove may have been modelled on these impersonations. He also would bluff his way into the Officers Club using his talent for mimicry and the occasional false moustache, although as he told Michael Parkinson in the famous 1972 interview, occasionally the older officers would suspect him. The voice of Goon Show character Major Dennis Bloodnok also came from this period in his life. The Entertainments National Service Association, or ENSA was an organisation set up in 1939 by the British Government to provide entertainment for British armed forces personnel during World War 2. ... Strangelove redirects here. ... Michael Parkinson CBE (born 28 March 1935) is an English broadcaster and journalist. ... The Goon Show was a hugely popular and extremely influential British radio comedy programme, which was originally produced and broadcast by the BBC from 1951 to 1960 on the BBC Home Service. ... Major Dennis Bloodnok, IND. ARM. RTD. (Military idiot, coward and bar) is a character from the 1950s BBC Radio comedy The Goon Show. ...


The Goon Show

After his military discharge and return to war-ravaged England in 1948, Sellers supported himself with stand-up routines in sordid variety theatres whose impresarios needed to legitimise their business.[1] By dint of talent and ambition, Sellers telephoned BBC radio producer Roy Speer, pretending to be Kenneth Horne, a castmember of the radio show, Much Binding in the Marsh, in order to get Speer to speak to him. Sellers was eventually cast as a Goon on the hit radio programme The Goon Show with fellow comedians Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe and Michael Bentine. Sellers followed this with television work. Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A variety show is a show with a variety of acts, often including music and comedy skits, especially on television. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... Kenneth Horne Kenneth Horne (27 February 1907, London – 14 February 1969) was an English comedian and businessman. ... Much-Binding-in-the-Marsh was the title of a comical BBC radio show broadcast from 1944 to 1954, starring Kenneth Horne and Richard Murdoch as senior staff in a fictional RAF station battling red tape and wartime inconvenience. ... The Goons are a small internet community. ... The Goon Show was a popular and influential British radio comedy programme, originally produced and broadcast by the BBC from 1951 to 1960 on the BBC Home Service. ... Terence Alan Milligan KBE (16 April 1918–27 February 2002), known as Spike Milligan, was an Irish comedian, writer, musician, poet and playwright. ... Sir Harry Donald Secombe, CBE (8 September 1921–11 April 2001) was a Welsh entertainer with a noted fine tenor singing voice and a talent for comedy. ... Michael Bentine (January 26, 1922 - November 26, 1996) was a comedian, comic actor, and member of the Goons. ...


Film career

Sellers's film success arrived with a series of British comedies, including The Ladykillers, I'm All Right Jack and The Mouse That Roared. He began receiving international attention for his portrayal of an Indian doctor in The Road to Hong Kong, the seventh and last in the "Road" series, starring Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour. British Comedy, in film, radio and television, is known for its consistently quirky characters, plots and settings, and has produced some of the most famous and memorable comic actors and characters in the last fifty years. ... The Ladykillers is a 1955 British film. ... Im All Right Jack is a British comedy film directed and produced by John and Roy Boulting. ... The Mouse that Roared is a 1955 novel by Irish writer Leonard Wibberley that launched a series of satirical books about a fictional European nation called the Duchy of Grand Fenwick. ... The Road to Hong Kong, released in 1962 was the final entry in the long running Road series starring Bing Crosby and Bob Hope and the only one of the series not produced by Paramount Pictures. ... Road to. ... Harry Lillis Bing Crosby (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977) was an American singer and actor whose career lasted from 1926 until his death in 1977. ... Bob Hope, KBE (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003), born Leslie Townes Hope, was an English-Born American entertainer who appeared in vaudeville, on Broadway, on radio and television, in movies, and in performing tours for U.S. Military personnel, well known for his good natured humor and career longevity. ... Dorothy Lamour (December 10, 1914 – September 22, 1996) was an American motion picture actress. ...

Playing as Sonny MacGregor an impersonator of sorts in the Sonny MacGregor Show in The Naked Truth (1957)
Playing as Sonny MacGregor an impersonator of sorts in the Sonny MacGregor Show in The Naked Truth (1957)

Sellers found further international acclaim with the The Millionairess with costar Sophia Loren. The film inspired the George Martin radio and television production Goodness Gracious Me, as well as two popular novelty song recordings Goodness Gracious Me and a follow-up Bangers and Mash, both featuring Sellers and Loren. He starred in Stanley Kubrick's Lolita as Clare Quilty, opposite James Mason as Humbert Humbert. In portraying Quilty, Sellers proved to be a scene stealer, a trait he was to repeat in other films. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 450 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 720 pixel, file size: 69 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Image taken by User:Try0yrt Copyright owned by: ABN-2 Channel Two Sydney/The Rank Organisation Image came from a digital transmission from ABC Sydney This... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 450 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 720 pixel, file size: 69 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Image taken by User:Try0yrt Copyright owned by: ABN-2 Channel Two Sydney/The Rank Organisation Image came from a digital transmission from ABC Sydney This... The Millionairess is a 1960 romantic comedy film starring Peter Sellers and Sophia Loren set in London. ... Sophia Loren (born September 20, 1934) is a motion picture and stage, Academy Award-winning actress, widely considered to be the most popular Italian actress. ... For other uses, see George Martin (disambiguation). ... Goodness Gracious Me is a BBC English language Sketch comedy show originally on BBC Radio 4 and later televised on BBC Two (comprising of three seasons running from from 1996 to 1998) based on four British Asian actors: Sanjeev Bhaskar, Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Syal and Nina Wadia. ... Cover for the 1960 hit single Goodness Gracious Me is a comedy song recorded by Peter Sellers and Sophia Loren, and was a top 10 UK single in 1960. ... Kubrick redirects here. ... “Lolita (film)” redirects here. ... James Neville Mason (May 15, 1909 – July 27, 1984) was a three-time Academy Award nominated English actor who attained stardom in both British and American films. ... James Mason as Humbert in the 1962 film Humbert Humbert is the adopted pseudonym of the main character and unreliable narrator of the 1955 novel Lolita, by Russian-born American novelist Vladimir Nabokov. ...

Peter Sellers in Dr. Strangelove (1964)

A major artistic breakthrough for Sellers came with Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb in which he portrayed three highly diverse characters: U.S. President Merkin Muffley, Dr. Strangelove and Group Captain Lionel Mandrake of the RAF. (The characters Muffley and Strangelove appeared in the same room throughout the film.) Sellers originally was also cast in the role of Major T. J. 'King' Kong. Initially, Sellers struggled with the character's Southern accent, but a crewmember made a recording of a Texan accent,[1] which Sellers apparently mastered after repeated listenings and practice. However, during a scene filmed in a plane specially designed for the set, Sellers fell 15 feet and broke his leg, preventing him from doing additional cockpit scenes and forcing Kubrick to replace Sellers with Slim Pickens in the role of Major Kong. Image File history File links Dr-strangelove-06. ... Image File history File links Dr-strangelove-06. ... Strangelove redirects here. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... For the hit 1987 single by Depeche Mode, see the album Music for the Masses Film poster for Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb is a 1964 satirical film directed by Stanley Kubrick. ... For other uses, see Merkin (disambiguation). ... Mandrake root redirects here. ... RAF redirects here. ... Historic Southern United States. ... Slim Pickens riding the bomb in the movie Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb Louis Bert Lindley, Jr. ...

Peter Sellers as Inspector Clouseau in the Pink Panther movies
Peter Sellers as Inspector Clouseau in the Pink Panther movies

Sellers is most famous for his performance as the bumbling Inspector Clouseau in the Pink Panther movies, a role that Peter Ustinov had declined. This character gave Sellers a worldwide audience, beginning with The Pink Panther and its sequel, A Shot in the Dark, in which he was featured more prominently. He returned to the character for three more sequels from 1975 to 1978. The Trail of the Pink Panther was released after his death in 1982, containing previously unused footage of Sellers. His widow, Lynne Frederick, successfully sued the film's producers for having made unauthorized use of the footage. Sellers had prepared to star as Chief Inspector Clouseau in another Pink Panther film; however, he died before the start of this project, Romance of the Pink Panther. Image File history File links Sellers_pinkpanther7. ... Image File history File links Sellers_pinkpanther7. ... Peter Sellers in one of a number of appearances as Inspector Clouseau Inspector Jacques Clouseau (later chief inspector) is a fictional detective in Blake Edwardss Pink Panther series. ... The Pink Panther cartoon character. ... Peter Sellers in one of a number of appearances as Inspector Clouseau Inspector Jacques Clouseau (later chief inspector) is a fictional detective in Blake Edwardss Pink Panther series. ... The Pink Panther cartoon character. ... Sir Peter Alexander Ustinov, CBE (IPA: ; April 16, 1921 – March 28, 2004), born Peter Alexander Baron von Ustinov, was an Academy Award-winning English actor, writer, dramatist and raconteur of French, Italian, Swiss, Russian, German and Ethiopian ancestry. ... The Pink Panther, directed by Blake Edwards and co-written by Edwards and Maurice Richlin, is a 1963 comedy film, starring David Niven, Peter Sellers, and Robert Wagner. ... For other uses, see Shot in the Dark (disambiguation) A Shot in the Dark is a 1964 film directed by Blake Edwards and is the second installment (and considered by many to be the best) in the Pink Panther series. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Trail of the Pink Panther was a 1982 movie starring Peter Sellers. ... Lynne Maria Frederick (July 25, 1954 – April 27, 1994) was an English actress. ... The Romance of the Pink Panther was to be the seventh film in the Pink Panther series, and would have starred Peter Sellers in the role of Inspector Clouseau in his sixth Panther appearance. ...


Sellers was a remarkably versatile actor, switching easily from broad comedy, as in The Party, to more intense performances as in Lolita. This article is about the film. ... “Lolita (film)” redirects here. ...


Sellers faced a career downturn by the early 1970s and was dubbed "box office poison".[5] But after the commercially successful return of his Clouseau role in new Pink Panther movies, he was able to produce and star in a film project, Being There (1979).[1] Based on the Jerzy Kosinski novel he cherished, Being There earned Sellers his best critical reviews since the 1960s, a second Academy Award nomination and a Golden Globe award. Sellers never did win an Oscar, but won the BAFTA for I'm All Right Jack. Peter Sellers in one of a number of appearances as Inspector Clouseau Inspector Jacques Clouseau (later chief inspector) is a fictional detective in Blake Edwardss Pink Panther series. ... This article is about the 1979 movie. ... Jerzy Kosinski (orig. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organization that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ...


Sellers appeared on The Muppet Show television series in 1977. He chose not to appear as himself, instead appearing in a variety of costumes and accents throughout the show. When Kermit the Frog told Sellers that he could relax and be "himself", Sellers (while wearing a Viking helmet, a girdle and one boxing glove, claiming to have attempted to dress as Queen Victoria), replied, "There is no me. I do not exist. There used to be a me, but I had it surgically removed." The Muppet Show was a television program featuring a cast of Muppets (diverse hand-operated puppets, typically with oversized eyes and large moving mouths) produced by Jim Henson and his team from 1976 to 1981. ... Kermit the Frog is a Muppet, one of puppeteer Jim Hensons most famous and beloved creations, first introduced in 1955. ... Victoria Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Empress of India Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria) (24 May 1819–22 January 1901) was a Queen of the United Kingdom, reigning from 20 June 1837 until her death. ...


Monty Casino

Barclays Bank approached Sellers and asked him to be on the team for their latest set of adverts. Barclays asked Sellers to play the role of Harry Hodges, a Cockney wheeler-dealer, ready to make a penny wherever possible. When it came to shooting the advert, Sellers told all involved that Harry Hodges was no longer the plan and decided to go under the guise of Monty Casino. Casino’s character resembled Hodges and if not for the change of name and cultural background could have gone unnoticed. Now the new Jewish Monty Casino was at large and ready to make or break the Barclays campaign. Unfortunately, Sellers died approximately two weeks later and so did Monty Casino. Barclays felt that without Sellers, they should go back to their original plan and hired Peter Cook to play the character of Harry Hodges. Monty Casino had little airtime and was the last role Peter Sellers played before he died.


Personal and professional struggles

Sellers's artistic genius did come at a cost, which was manifested in a troubled personal life. While he won accolades for his artistic contributions, his off-screen persona often clashed with fellow actors and directors, as illustrated by his strained relationship with friend and director Blake Edwards, with whom he worked on the Pink Panther series, among other films. His relationship with Edwards was tested by Sellers's eccentric behaviour, to a point where the two sometimes stopped speaking to each other during filming.[1] Their personal and professional relationship was frequently disrupted by Sellers's difficult demeanour, highlighted in the semi-biographical HBO/BBC film The Life and Death of Peter Sellers. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (DVD) The Life and Death of Peter Sellers was a 2004 film about the life of Peter Sellers, based on Roger Lewiss book of the same name. ...


Sellers's personality was often described as difficult and demanding by many others who interacted with him. His unreasonable behaviour caused physical and emotional hurt to many people in his life, most notably his first three wives. As portrayed in The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, he told his eight-year-old son that the boy's mother (Sellers's wife at the time) was having an affair. Sellers is known to have physically assaulted Britt Ekland,[1] often prompted by fits of (unsubstantiated) jealousy. Britt Ekland (born Britt-Marie Eklund on October 6, 1942) is a Swedish actress, long resident in the UK. Ekland became famous as a result of her 1964 whirlwind romance and marriage to British actor and comedian, Peter Sellers, who proposed after seeing her photograph in the paper. ...


His work with fellow actor Orson Welles on Casino Royale deteriorated as Sellers became jealous of Welles's casual relationship with Princess Margaret. The relationship between the two actors created enormous logistic problems during filming, as Sellers refused to share the set with Welles, who himself was no stranger to strident behaviour. Sellers could also be cruel and disrespectful, as demonstrated in his treatment of actress Jo Van Fleet on the set of I Love You, Alice B. Toklas (1968). On one occasion, Van Fleet had declined an invitation to his house, soon followed by a misunderstanding between the two actors during filming. This prompted Sellers to launch into a verbal tirade against Van Fleet in front of actors and crew on the set.[1] This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... This article is about the 1967 film, for other uses of this name, see Casino Royale. ... HRH The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon Her Royal Highness The Princess Margaret (Margaret Rose Armstrong-Jones, née Windsor; (August 21, 1930—February 9, 2002) was a member of the British Royal Family, the second eldest daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, and sister of the current British... Jo Van Fleet (December 30, 1914 – June 10, 1996) was an Academy Award-winning American theater and film actress. ... Released at the height of the hippie era, the film I Love You, Alice B. Toklas, based on a book (?), tells the story of one Harold Fine (Peter Sellers), a self-described square lawyer, and his theatrical mother. ...


Although Sellers also could woo audiences and colleagues alike, he was notoriously reticent about discussing his private life. On the Muppet Show (season 2), in a "backstage" chat with Kermit, Sellers declined to step out of character, explaining that he had "no real me". He was once invited to appear on Michael Parkinson's eponymous chat show in 1974, but needed some persuasion. Eventually he agreed under the condition that he could appear in character. When introduced onto the show, Sellers appeared dressed as a member of the German Gestapo, impersonating Kenneth Mars' role in The Producers. After performing a few lines in keeping with his assumed character, he stepped out of the role and settled down for what is considered one of Parkinson's most memorable interviews.[6] The Muppet Show is a television program featuring a cast of Muppets (diverse hand operated puppets, typically with huge eyes and large moving mouths) produced by Jim Henson and his team from 1976 to 1981. ... This is a complete listing of episodes of the live-action/puppet television series The Muppet Show. ... Michael Parkinson CBE (born 28 March 1935) is an English broadcaster and journalist. ... Parkinson is a British television chat show presented by Michael Parkinson. ... The   (contraction of Geheime Staatspolizei: “secret state police”) was the official secret police of Nazi Germany. ... Kenneth Mars (born April 14, 1935[1] or 1936) is an American television, movie and voice actor, perhaps best known for his roles in several Mel Brooks films, the most memorable being the insane Nazi playwright of Springtime for Hitler, Franz Liebkind, in 1968s The Producers and the relentless... This page is about the 1968 film. ...


It has been suggested that Sellers suffered from depression spurred by deep seated anxieties of artistic and personal failure. Some of his behaviour may have been exacerbated by substance abuse, for Sellers was known to regularly smoke cannabis, drink large amounts of alcohol, and use other recreational drugs. It is now believed that his drug use (especially of amyl nitrites) contributed to a series of heart attacks he suffered in 1964 (see below). Sellers became aware that his frail psyche affected his career and personal life. However, rather than seeking professional counselling, he opted for periodic consultations with astrologer Maurice Woodruff, who seemed to have had considerable sway over his later career.[1] On the Threshold of Eternity. ... Also see Alcoholism and Drug addiction. ... Cannabis, also known as marijuana[1] or ganja (Hindi: गांजा),[2] is a psychoactive product of the plant Cannabis sativa. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Recreational drug use is the use of psychoactive drugs for recreational rather than medical or spiritual purposes, although the distinction is not always clear. ... Amyl nitrite is the chemical compound with the formula C5H11ONO. A variety of isomers are known, but they all feature an amyl group attached to the nitrito functional group. ... Heart attack redirects here. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... Maurice Woodruff (1920-1985) was a London-based seer or clairvoyant, and astrologer. ...


Relationships with other celebrities

Sellers had casual friendships with two of the Beatles, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.[1] Harrison told occasional Sellers stories in interviews, and Starr appeared with him in the anarchic movie The Magic Christian (1970), whose theme song was Badfinger's "Come and Get It", written by Paul McCartney. Starr also gave Sellers a rough mix of songs from the Beatles' White Album; the tape was auctioned and bootlegged after his death. Sellers also recorded a cover version of A Hard Day's Night (1965), in the style of Laurence Olivier's interpretation of Richard III. The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 as part of their first tour of the United States, promoting their first hit single there, I Want To Hold Your Hand. ... For other persons named George Harrison, see George Harrison (disambiguation). ... Richard Starkey Jr, MBE (born 7 July 1940), known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known as the drummer for The Beatles. ... The Magic Christian is a 1969 film directed by Joseph McGrath and starring Peter Sellers and Ringo Starr. ... Badfinger were a rock/pop band formed in Swansea, Wales in 1965, and one of the earliest representatives of the power pop genre. ... Come And Get It was the name of a song composed by Beatle Paul McCartney for the movie The Magic Christian (which starred fellow Beatle Ringo Starr) and made popular by the group Badfinger. ... Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, poet, entrepreneur, painter, record producer, film producer and animal-rights activist. ... The self-titled double album The Beatles, released by the Beatles in 1968 at the height of their popularity, is often hailed as one of the major accomplishments in popular music. ... For other uses, see Bootleg. ... // In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... A Hard Days Night is a 1964 hit song written by John Lennon and credited (as were all their songs) to John Lennon and Paul McCartney, performed by English band The Beatles and produced by George Martin. ... Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, OM, (IPA: ; 22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA and four-time Emmy winning English actor, director, and producer. ... Frontispage of the First Quarto Richard The Third. ...

First man on the cover of Playboy
First man on the cover of Playboy

Sellers's other friendships included fellow actor and director Roman Polanski, who shared his passion for fast cars. Sellers was a close friend of Princess Margaret, and had a close relationship with Sophia Loren, for whom he seemed to have felt a strong but apparently unrequited romantic attraction.[1] Sellers was the first man to appear on the cover of Playboy — he appeared on the April 1964 cover with Karen Lynn. Image File history File links Playboy April 1964 This image is of a scan of a magazine cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the magazine or the individual contributors who worked on the cover depicted. ... Image File history File links Playboy April 1964 This image is of a scan of a magazine cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the magazine or the individual contributors who worked on the cover depicted. ... For other uses, see Playboy (disambiguation). ... Roman Polanski (born August 18, 1933) is an Academy Award-winning film director, writer, actor, and producer. ... HRH The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon Her Royal Highness The Princess Margaret (Margaret Rose Armstrong-Jones, née Windsor; (August 21, 1930—February 9, 2002) was a member of the British Royal Family, the second eldest daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, and sister of the current British... Sophia Loren (born September 20, 1934) is a motion picture and stage, Academy Award-winning actress, widely considered to be the most popular Italian actress. ... For other uses, see Playboy (disambiguation). ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... Karen Lynn Gorney (born January 28, 1945 in Beverly Hills, California) is an American actress, best known for her roles on television and film. ...


Obsession with automobiles

Sellers had a lifelong obsession with cars, which was briefly parodied in a fleeting cameo in the short film Simon Simon, directed by friend Graham Stark. His love for cars was also referenced in the The Goon Show episode "The Space Age", where Harry Secombe introduces Sellers by saying, "Good heavens, it's Peter Sellers, who has just broken his own record of keeping a car for more than a month." In the special episode "The Last Goon Show of All", announcer Andrew Timothy cued him with the words "Mr. Sellers will now sell a gross of his cars and take up a dramatic voice". Graham Stark Graham Stark (born 20 January 1922) is an English comedian, actor, writer and director. ... The Goon Show was a popular and influential British radio comedy programme, originally produced and broadcast by the BBC from 1951 to 1960 on the BBC Home Service. ... Sir Harry Donald Secombe, CBE (8 September 1921–11 April 2001) was a Welsh entertainer with a noted fine tenor singing voice and a talent for comedy. ... The Goon Show was a popular and influential British radio comedy programme, originally produced and broadcast by the BBC from 1951 to 1960 on the BBC Home Service. ... Andrew Timothy was a BBC Radio announcer who is best known for being the original announcer of the comedy series The Goon Show. ... Categories: | | ...


Marriages

Sellers was married four times:

  1. Actress Anne Howe (1951–1961). They had two children, Michael and Sarah.
  2. Swedish actress Britt Ekland (1964–1968). They had a daughter, Victoria Sellers. The couple appeared in two films together: After the Fox (1966) and The Bobo (1967).
  3. Australian model Miranda Quarry (now the Countess of Stockton) (1970–1974).
  4. English actress Lynne Frederick (1977–1980), who later married Sir David Frost.

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Death

In 1964, at age 38, Sellers suffered a near-fatal heart attack, which permanently damaged his heart. Sellers' heart condition deteriorated over the following years when he deferred proper medical treatment, instead opting for "treatment" from psychic healers.[7] He also wore a pacemaker, which caused him considerable problems.[1] Heart attack redirects here. ... Psychic surgery is a form of medical fraud, in which the fraudster purports to be performing a paranormal surgical procedure. ... A pacemaker, scale in centimeters A pacemaker (or artificial pacemaker, so as not to be confused with the hearts natural pacemaker) is a medical device which uses electrical impulses, delivered by electrodes contacting the heart muscles, to regulate the beating of the heart. ...


A reunion dinner was scheduled in London with his Goon Show partners, Spike Milligan and Harry Secombe, for late July 1980. But the reunion never took place: on 22 July Sellers collapsed from a massive heart attack in his Dorchester Hotel room, and fell into a coma. He died in a London hospital just after midnight on 24 July 1980, aged 54. He was survived by his fourth wife, Lynne Frederick, and three children: Michael, Sarah and Victoria. At the time of his death he was scheduled to undergo heart surgery in Los Angeles within the month.[citation needed]. The Goon Show was a popular and influential British radio comedy programme, originally produced and broadcast by the BBC from 1951 to 1960 on the BBC Home Service. ... Terence Alan Milligan KBE (16 April 1918–27 February 2002), known as Spike Milligan, was an Irish comedian, writer, musician, poet and playwright. ... Sir Harry Donald Secombe, CBE (8 September 1921–11 April 2001) was a Welsh entertainer with a noted fine tenor singing voice and a talent for comedy. ... is the 203rd day of the year (204th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Dorchester is a leading luxury hotel on Park Lane in Mayfair, London, overlooking Hyde Park. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... is the 205th day of the year (206th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Lynne Maria Frederick (July 25, 1954 – April 27, 1994) was an English actress. ... Cardiac surgery is surgery on the heart, typically to correct congenital heart disease or the complications of ischaemic heart disease or valve problems caused by endocarditis. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...


Sellers's fourth wife inherited the bulk of his estate, and his children received £800 each.[1] Sellers's only son, Michael, died of a heart attack at age 52 during surgery on 24 July 2006 [8]. It was 26 years to the day after his father died of the same condition. Michael was survived by his second wife, Alison, whom he married in 1986, and their two children. is the 205th day of the year (206th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Legacy

In his will, Sellers requested that the Glenn Miller song "In the Mood" be played at his funeral. The request is considered his last touch of humour, as his friends knew he hated the song. (This is verified in Michael Bentine's memoir The Door Marked Summer.)[citation needed] His body was cremated, and he was interred at Golders Green Crematorium in London. This article is about the jazz musician. ... In the Mood, a song popularized by the American bandleader Glenn Miller, was one of the best-known arrangements of the big band era. ... Michael Bentine (January 26, 1922 - November 26, 1996) was a comedian, comic actor, and member of the Goons. ... Golders Green Crematorium and Mausoleum is one of the oldest crematoria in Britain and opened in 1901 having been designed by the architect Sir Ernest George. ...


The film Trail of the Pink Panther, made by Blake Edwards using unused footage of Sellers from The Pink Panther Strikes Again, is dedicated to Peter Sellers's memory. Specifically, the title reads "To Peter... The one and only Inspector Clouseau." Trail of the Pink Panther was a 1982 movie starring Peter Sellers. ... The Pink Panther Strikes Again is the fourth film in the Pink Panther series and continues the story after the end of The Return of the Pink Panther. ...


In a 2005 poll to find The Comedian's Comedian, Sellers was voted among the top 20 all-time greatest comedy acts by fellow comedians and comedy insiders.[citation needed]


Filmography

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Main Filmography
The Ladykillers (1955) | The Smallest Show on Earth (1957)  | The Naked Truth (1957)  |tom thumb ( 1958) | The Mouse That Roared (1959) | I'm All Right Jack (1959) |Battle of the Sexes (1959) | The Millionairess (1960) | Two Way Stretch (1960) | Only Two Can Play (1962) | The Wrong Arm of the Law (1962) | Lolita (1962) | Trial and Error (1962) | The Pink Panther (1963)  | Heavens Above! (1963)  | Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)  | The World of Henry Orient (1964) | A Shot in the Dark (1964) | What's New, Pussycat? (1965) | The Wrong Box (1966) | After the Fox (1966) | Casino Royale (1967) | The Bobo (1967) | The Party (1968) | I Love You, Alice B. Toklas (1968) | The Magic Christian (1969) | There's a Girl in My Soup (1970) | Hoffman (1970) | Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1972) | The Return of the Pink Panther (1975) | Murder by Death (1976) | The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976) | The Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978) | The Prisoner of Zenda (1979) | Being There (1979) | The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu (1980) | Trail of the Pink Panther (1982) 

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Comedy singles

Sellers released several comedy singles, many of them produced by George Martin and released on the Parlophone record label. These include the following hits: For other uses, see George Martin (disambiguation). ... Parlophone is a record label, founded in Germany in 1896 by the Carl Lindström Company. ...

  • "Any Old Iron" (1957) UK # 17
  • "Goodness Gracious Me" (1960) with Sophia Loren UK # 4
  • "Bangers and Mash" (1961), a follow-up also featuring Sophia Loren UK # 22
  • "A Hard Day's Night" (1965) UK # 14. This consisted of him speaking the lyrics using the stereotypical voice of an actor playing Shakespeare's Richard III. He also performed the song in costume on television. The recording was re-issued in 1993 and reached Number 52 in the UK Top 75 Singles chart.

He covered several other Beatles hits, including Help! and She Loves You. Sellers also recorded a parody version of "Unchained Melody", which long went unreleased. Cover for the 1960 hit single Goodness Gracious Me is a comedy song recorded by Peter Sellers and Sophia Loren, and was a top 10 UK single in 1960. ... Sophia Loren (born September 20, 1934) is a motion picture and stage, Academy Award-winning actress, widely considered to be the most popular Italian actress. ... Sophia Loren (born September 20, 1934) is a motion picture and stage, Academy Award-winning actress, widely considered to be the most popular Italian actress. ... Frontispage of the First Quarto Richard The Third. ... “British Hit Singles” redirects here. ... The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 as part of their first tour of the United States, promoting their first hit single there, I Want To Hold Your Hand. ... Music sample Help! Problems? See media help. ... She Loves You is a hit song written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, originally recorded by the The Beatles for release as a single in 1963. ... Unchained Melody is a popular song with music by Alex North and lyrics by Hy Zaret. ...


Albums

Peter Sellers made several albums, mostly of comedy pieces using his talent for voices.


The piece "Balham, Gateway to the South" spoofed the kind of promotional film sometimes made by local governments eager to attract businesses to relocate to their towns, especially those seeking an escape from crowding and high rents in London proper. For this he performed all the voices, including the American narrator, and male and female characters in vignettes.


Another piece lampooned the "critics' forum" style of arts presentation where critics of different artistic genres discuss works they have all seen, heard or read before the programme. Sellers performed the voice of the plummy-voiced host, plus a Malcolm Muggeridge-like critic, and a slightly uncultured Scot, assisted by a comedy actress who weighed in as a strident blue-stocking academic, constantly correcting the others. Thomas Malcolm Muggeridge (March 24, 1903–November 14, 1990) was a British journalist, author, satirist, media personality, soldier-spy and Christian scholar. ...


Discography:

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Further reading

  • The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, Applause Books, 1997, Roger Lewis
  • Mr Strangelove;A Biography of Peter Sellers, a book by Ed Sikov [1]
  • P.S. I Love You by Michael Sellers 1981[8]
  • A Hard Act to Follow Michael Sellers (with Gary Morecambe, 1996).[9]
  • Sellers on Sellers Michael Sellers (2000, co-written with Gary Morecambe)[8]

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See also

The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (DVD) The Life and Death of Peter Sellers was a 2004 film about the life of Peter Sellers, based on Roger Lewiss book of the same name. ... For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... Geoffrey Roy Rush (born 6 July 1951) is an Academy Award- and Emmy Award-winning Australian actor. ...

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p Sikov, Ed (2002). Mr. Strangelove: a biography of Peter Sellers. Pan MacMillan. ISBN 0283072970. 
  2. ^ Peter Sellers
  3. ^ Peter Sellers - Britannica Online Encyclopedia
  4. ^ A regular ukulele, as seen on the picture featured at Peter Knight's website
  5. ^ Annette Slattery (2006-07-16). Dead Comics Society — Peter Sellers. The Groggy Squirrel. Retrieved on 2007-06-11.
  6. ^ Parkinson: The Interviews series
  7. ^ EXN.ca: Healing with Psychic Surgery
  8. ^ a b c The Telegraph UK Details on Michael Sellers
  9. ^ The Independent UK Michael Sellers Obituary 7 August 2006

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NAME Sellers, Peter
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DATE OF BIRTH 8 September 1925
PLACE OF BIRTH Portsmouth, United Kingdom
DATE OF DEATH 24 July 1980
PLACE OF DEATH London, United Kingdom
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