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Encyclopedia > Peter Ustinov
Sir Peter Ustinov

Ustinov as Hercule Poirot
Birth name Peter Alexander Ustinov
Born 16 April 1921(1921-04-16)
Flag of England London, England
Died 28 March 2004 (aged 82)
Genolier, Vaud, Switzerland
Spouse(s) Isolde Denham (1940-1950)
Suzanne Cloutier (1954-1971)
Helene du Lau d Allemans' (1972-2004)

Sir Peter Alexander Ustinov, CBE (IPA: [ˈjuːstɪnɒf] or [ˈuːstɪnɒf]; April 16, 1921March 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. This is a screenshot of a copyrighted website, video game graphic, computer program graphic, television broadcast, or film. ... is the 106th day of the year (107th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... is the 87th day of the year (88th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Genolier is a municipality in the district of Nyon of the Canton of Vaud, Switzerland. ... The Canton of Vaud is one of the 26 cantons of Switzerland located in the southwestern part of the country. ... Suzanne Cloutier (July 10, 1927 – December 2, 2003) was a Canadian film actress. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to male actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Spartacus is a 1960 film directed by Stanley Kubrick and based on the novel of the same name by Howard Fast about the historical life of Spartacus and the Third Servile War. ... Topkapi is a 1964 heist film made by Filmways Pictures and distributed by United Artists. ... An Emmy Award. ... This is a list of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series winners: 1974: Telly Savalas - Kojak 1975: Robert Blake - Baretta 1976: Peter Falk - Columbo 1977: James Garner - The Rockford Files 1978: Edward Asner - Lou Grant 1979: Ron Leibman - Kaz 1980: Edward Asner - Lou Grant... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in 1944 for a performance in a motion picture released in the previous year. ... // Quo vadis is a Latin phrase meaning Where are you going? It is used as a proverbial phrase from the Bible (John 16:5). ... The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander... Articles with similar titles include the NATO phonetic alphabet, which has also informally been called the “International Phonetic Alphabet”. For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words, see IPA chart for English. ... is the 106th day of the year (107th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... is the 87th day of the year (88th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... A dramatist is an author of dramatic compositions, usually plays. ... A raconteur is a person known for telling amusing stories and anecdotes. ...

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Childhood and early life

Ustinov was born in Swiss Cottage, London. His father, Iona (Jona) Baron von Ustinov, known to his friends as "Klop" ("blow" in Yiddish, "bedbug" in Russian), was of Russian and German descent, and had served as a Lt. in the German Air Force in World War II, worked as a press officer at the German Embassy in London in the 1930s, and was a reporter for a German news agency. In 1935 he began working for the British intelligence service MI5 and became a British citizen, thus avoiding internment or deportation during the war. (Peter Wright mentions in his book Spycatcher that Klop was possibly the spy known as U35; Ustinov says in his autobiography that his father hosted secret meetings of senior British and German officials at their London home.) Jona von Ustinov also had Ethiopian royal ancestry;[1] Peter's great-grandfather, a Swiss missionary, married Susan Bell in Magdala, whose mother belonged to the Tewodros Dynasty. This means that Ustinov could arguably be considered the first man of known African descent to have won an Academy Award. The distinguished Swedish tenor Nicolai Gedda, whose stepfather was another Ustinov, is related to this part of the family. The original Swiss Cottage Ye Olde Swiss Cottage pub Swiss Cottage is a landmark of North-west London in the London Borough of Camden. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Jona Baron von Ustinov (aka Klop Ustinov) (* December 2, 1892, Jaffa, Palestine ,† December 1, 1962 in Eastleach, England), was the father of the actor Sir Peter Ustinov. ... 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... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... MI5 Logo. ... See also Peter Wright (rugby player) and Pete Wright (musician) Peter Wright (born on August 9, 1916 in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, United Kingdom - died April 27, 1995 in Tasmania, Australia) was a former MI5 counterintelligence officer noted for writing the controversial book Spycatcher (ISBN 0670820555), which was part memoir, part expos... Spycatcher cover Spycatcher is a book by the former MI5 secret service operative and Assistant Director Peter Wright. ... Jona Baron von Ustinov (aka Klop Ustinov) (* December 2, 1892, Jaffa, Palestine ,† December 1, 1962 in Eastleach, England), was the father of the actor Sir Peter Ustinov. ... The Solomonid dynasty is the traditional royal house of Ethiopia, claiming descent from King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, who is said to have given birth to the traditional first king Menelik I after her Biblically-described visit to Solomon in Jerusalem. ... Amba Mariam is a village in the Amhara region of central Ethiopia. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The Swedish tenor Nicolai Gedda (born July 11, 1925) is a famous opera singer and recitalist. ...


Peter Ustinov's mother, Nadia (Nadezhda) Leontievna Benois, was a painter and ballet designer of Russian, French and Italian ancestry. Her father Leon Benois was an imperial Russian architect and owner of Leonardo's painting Madonna Benois. His more famous brother Alexandre Benois was an outstanding stage designer who worked with Stravinsky and Diaghilev. Their paternal ancestor Jules-César Benois was a chef who had left France for St Petersburg during the French Revolution and became a chef to Tsar Paul. Leon Benois (Russian: Leontiy Nikolayevich Benua, 1856-1928) was a Russian architect, son of Nicholas Benois, brother of Alexandre Benois and grandfather of Sir Peter Ustinov. ... Leonardo may refer to: Leonardo da Vinci, Italian Renaissance architect, musician, anatomist, inventor, engineer, sculptor, geometer and painter Leonardo DiCaprio, an American actor In fiction: Leonardo (TMNT), fictional character in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series Leonardo Acropolis, fictional painter in Blackadder, Series Two (Money) Leonardo Leonardo, ficional character in... The Benois Madonna Madonna and Child with Flowers, otherwise known as the Benois Madonna, could be one of two Madonnas started by Leonardo da Vinci, as he remarked himself, in October 1478. ... Alexandre Nikolayevich Benois (May 4, 1870, St Petersburg - February 9, 1960, Paris) was probably the most important member of the artistic Benois family. ... Igor Stravinsky. ... Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev (Сергей Павлович Дягилев) (March 19, 1872 – August 19, 1929), often known as Serge, was a Russian ballet impresario and founder of the Ballets Russes from which many famous... Saint Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербу́рг, English transliteration: Sankt-Peterburg), colloquially known as Питер (transliterated Piter), formerly known as Leningrad (Ленингра́д, 1924–1991) and... The French Revolution (1789–1815) was a period of political and social upheaval in the political history of France and Europe as a whole, during which the French governmental structure, previously an absolute monarchy with feudal privileges for the aristocracy and Catholic clergy, underwent radical change to forms based on... Tsar (Bulgarian, Serbian and Macedonian цар, Russian  , in scientific transliteration respectively car and car ), occasionally spelled Czar or Tzar and sometimes Csar or Zar in English, is a Slavonic term designating certain monarchs. ... Paul I of Russia Paul I of Russia (Russian: Pavel Petrovich, Павел I Петрович) (October 1, 1754 - March 23, 1801) was an Emperor (Tsar) of Russia (1796 - 1801). ...


Ustinov was educated at Westminster School and had a difficult and uncertain childhood because of his parents' constant bickering and personality clashes. Whilst at school he considered anglicizing his name to "Peter Austin" but was counselled against it by a fellow pupil who said that he should “Drop the ‘von’ but keep the ‘Ustinov’”. After training as an actor in his late teens, he made his stage début in 1938 at the Players' Theatre, becoming quickly established. For other uses, see Westminster School (disambiguation). ... The history of the Players is a microcosm of British theatrical history, and many famous names have appeared on its stage. ...


A car enthusiast since the age of four, he owned a succession of interesting machines ranging from a Fiat Topolino, several Lancias, a Hispano-Suiza, a pre-selector Delage and a special-bodied Jowett Jupiter. He made records like Phoney Folklore which included the song of the Russian peasant “whose tractor had betrayed him” and his "Grand Prix of Gibraltar" was a vehicle for his creative wit and ability at car engine sound-effects and voices. The Topolino was an automobile model manufactured by Fiat from 1937 to 1955. ... Lancia (pronounced Lan-cha) is an Italian automobile manufacturer founded in 1906 by Vincenzo Lancia and which became part of the Fiat Group in 1969. ... Hispano-Suiza is a French engineering firm best known for their engine and weapon designs in the pre-World War II period, work that developed out of their earliest work in luxury automobile design. ... The Delage emblem The Delage Automobile company was established in 1905 in Levallois, a northwesterly suburb of Paris, France. ... The Jowett Jupiter was a British car made by Jowett of Bradford from 1950 to 1954. ...


Career highlights

Following military service as a private soldier during World War II, during which he had made propaganda films, starting with One of Our Aircraft is Missing (1942), with actors such as David Niven, he began to branch out into writing. His first major success was with The Love of Four Colonels in 1951. He starred alongside Humphrey Bogart and Aldo Ray in We're No Angels (1955). His career as a dramatist continued alongside his acting career, his best-known play being Romanoff and Juliet (1956). His film roles include Roman emperor Nero in Quo Vadis? (1951), Captain Vere in Billy Budd (1962), Lentulus Batiatus in Spartacus (1960), an old man surviving a totalitarian future in Logan's Run (1976), and in a half dozen films as Hercule Poirot, a part he first played in Death on the Nile (1978). Ustinov voiced the well-known anthropomorphic lion Prince John of the 1973 Disney animated movie Robin Hood. He also worked on several films as writer and occasionally director, including The Way Ahead (1944), School for Secrets (1946), Hot Millions (1968) and Memed, My Hawk (1984). 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... One of our Aircraft is Missing (1942) is a film by the British-based director-writer team of Powell & Pressburger. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Humphrey DeForest Bogart (December 25, 1899 – January 14, 1957) was an American actor. ... Aldo Ray, also known as Aldo DaRe (25 September 1926 - 27 March 1991) was an American film actor. ... Were no Angels is a 1955 comedy picture starring Humphrey Bogart, Peter Ustinov and Aldo Ray. ... Romanoff and Juliet is a play by Peter Ustinov. ... For other uses, see Nero (disambiguation). ... Quo Vadis (the title is Latin, meaning Where are you going?), is a 1951 Biblical epic film that tells the story of a Roman soldier, returning from the wars, who falls in love with a Christian and becomes intrigued by her religion. ... Billy Budd is a film produced, directed, and co-written by Peter Ustinov. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lentulus Batiatus was the owner of the Roman gladiatorial school owner in Capua (near Mount Vesuvius) who owned Spartacus, the hero of the Third Servile War. ... Spartacus is a 1960 film directed by Stanley Kubrick and based on the novel of the same name by Howard Fast about the historical life of Spartacus and the Third Servile War. ... Logans Run is a 1976 science fiction film based on the novel of the same name by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson. ... David Suchet as Hercule Poirot in The Dream Hercule Poirot (pronounced in english ) is a fictional Belgian detective created by Agatha Christie. ... Death on the Nile is a 1978 film based on an Agatha Christie mystery novel of the same title, directed by John Guillermin. ... “Robin Hood (Disney film)” redirects here. ... The Way Ahead is a British Second World War drama released in 1944. ... Memed, My Hawk (Turkish: ) is a 1955 novel by Yaşar Kemal. ...


He won Oscars for Best Supporting Actor for his roles in Spartacus (1960) and Topkapi (1964). He also won one Golden Globe award for Best Supporting Actor for the film Quo Vadis, according to IMDB.com (he famously set the Oscar and Globe statues up on his desk as if playing doubles tennis; the game was also a love of his life, as was ocean yachting). Furthermore, Ustinov was the winner of three Emmys, one Grammy, and was nominated for two Tony awards. Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Spartacus is a 1960 film directed by Stanley Kubrick and based on the novel of the same name by Howard Fast about the historical life of Spartacus and the Third Servile War. ... Topkapi is a 1964 heist film made by Filmways Pictures and distributed by United Artists. ... The Golden Globe Award The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ...


Between 1952 and 1955 Ustinov starred alongside Peter Jones in the much-loved BBC radio comedy In All Directions. The show featured Ustinov and Jones as themselves in a car in London perpetually searching for Copthorne Avenue. The comedy derived from the characters they met along the way, often also played by themselves. The show was unusual for the time as it was largely improvised rather than scripted. Ustinov and Jones improvised on to a tape which was then edited for broadcast by Frank Muir and Denis Norden who also sometimes took part. Possibly the favourite characters were Morris and Dudley Grosvenor, two rather stupid East End spivs whose sketches always ended with the phrase "Run for it Morry" (or Dudley as appropriate.) Sadly no recording is known to survive.[1] Peter Jones (12 June 1920 – 10 April 2000) was an English actor, playwright and broadcaster. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Frank Muir (5 February 1920 - 2 January 1998) was an English comedy writer, radio and television personality, and raconteur. ... Denis Mostyn Norden (born February 6, 1922 in Hackney, London) is an English comedy writer and television presenter. ... The East End of London, known locally as the East End, is an area, with no formal authority or boundaries, that spans a number of administative districts of London in England. ... Category: ...


His autobiography, Dear Me (1977), was well received and saw him describe his life (ostensibly his childhood) whilst being interrogated by his own ego. Dear Me, an extremely egocentric autobiography by Peter Ustinov, was first published in 1977. ...


In the later part of his life (from 1969 until his death), his acting and writing tasks took second place to his work on behalf of UNICEF - the United Nations Children's Fund, for which he was a Goodwill Ambassador and fundraiser. In this role he visited some of the neediest children and made use of his ability to make just about anybody laugh, including many of the world's most disadvantaged children. "Sir Peter could make anyone laugh," UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy is quoted as saying. "His one-man show in German was the funniest performance I have ever seen – and I don’t speak a word of German."


Ustinov also served as President of the World Federalist Movement from 1991 until his death. He once said, "World Government is not only possible, it is inevitable; and when it comes, it will appeal to patriotism in its truest, in its only sense, the patriotism of men who love their national heritages so deeply that they wish to preserve them in safety for the common good" (see [2]). The World Federalist Movement (WFM) is a global citizens movement with member and associated organizations around the globe. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ...


He is most well-known to many British people as a chat-show guest, a role to which he was ideally suited. Towards the end of his life he undertook some one-man stage shows in which he let loose his raconteur streak - he told the story of his life, including some moments of tension with the national society he was born into (as just one example, he took a test as a child which asked him to name a Russian composer; he wrote Rimsky-Korsakov but was marked down, told the correct answer was Tchaikovsky since they had been studying him in class, and told to stop showing off). Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov (Russian: , Nikolaj Andreevič Rimskij-Korsakov), also Nikolay, Nicolai, and Rimsky-Korsakoff, (March 6 (N.S. March 18), 1844 – June 8 (N.S. June 21) 1908) was a Russian composer, one of five Russian composers known as The Five, and was later a... “Tchaikovsky” redirects here. ...


He spoke English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, and Russian, fluently, as well as some Turkish and modern Greek. He was proficient in accents and dialects in all his languages. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Greek ( IPA: or simply IPA: — Hellenic) has a documented history of 3,500 years, the longest of any single language in the Indo-European language family. ...


In the late 1960s, he became a Swiss citizen to avoid the British tax system of the time which taxed the earnings of the wealthy at up to 90 per cent. However, he was knighted in 1990, and was appointed Chancellor of the University of Durham in 1992, having previously served as Rector of the University of Dundee in the late 1970s (a role in which he moved from being merely a figure-head to taking on a political role, negotiating with militant students). The British honours system is a means of rewarding individuals personal bravery, achievement or service to the United Kingdom. ... A Chancellor is the head of a university. ... Durham University is a university in England. ... The word rector (ruler, from the Latin regere) has a number of different meanings, but all of them indicate someone who is in charge of something. ... The University of Dundee is the principal university in the city and Royal burgh of Dundee, Scotland. ...


He received an honorary doctorate from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium).


Ustinov was a frequent defender of the Chinese government, stating in an address to the University of Durham in 2000, "People are annoyed with the Chinese for not respecting more human rights. But with a population that size it's very difficult to have the same attitude to human rights."


In 2003, Durham's postgraduate college (previously known as the Graduate Society) was renamed Ustinov College. Durham (IPA: locally, in RP) is a small city and main settlement of the City of Durham district of County Durham in North East England. ... Quaternary education or postgraduate education is the fourth-stage educational level which follows the completion of an undergraduate degree at a college or university. ... College (Latin collegium) is a term most often used today to denote an educational institution. ... Ustinov College, Durham New accommodation blocks at the Howlands site. ...


He died on 28 March 2004, due to heart failure in a clinic in Genolier, near his home in Bursins, Vaud, Switzerland. He was so well regarded as a goodwill ambassador that UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy spoke at his funeral and represented United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan. is the 87th day of the year (88th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Genolier is a municipality in the district of Nyon of the Canton of Vaud, Switzerland. ... Bursins is a municipality in the district of Rolle of the Canton of Vaud, Switzerland. ... The Canton of Vaud is one of the 26 cantons of Switzerland located in the southwestern part of the country. ... UNICEF Logo The United Nations Childrens Fund or UNICEF (Arabic: ; French: ; Spanish: ) was established by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 1946. ... Carol Bellamy, (born January 14, 1942), is the President and CEO of World Learning, and President of its School for International Training. ... The foundation of the U.N. The United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are to facilitate co-operation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress and human rights issues. ... A number of international organizations and other bodies use the title secretary general or secretary-general for their chief administrative officer. ... Kofi Atta Annan (born April 8, 1938) is a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1, 1997 to January 1, 2007, serving two five-year terms. ...


When, in an interview, he was once asked what he would like it to read on his tombstone, Ustinov replied "Please keep off the grass". Headstones in the Japanese Cemetry in Broome, Western Australia A cemetery in rural Spain A typical late 20th century headstone in the United States A headstone, tombstone or gravestone is a marker, normally carved from stone, placed over or next to the site of a burial. ...


Amongst his lesser known works, Ustinov presented and narrated the official video review of the 1987 Formula One season. His commentary proved highly entertaining. Ustinov also narrated the documentary series "Wings of the Red Star." This article recaps the Formula One season of 1987. ...


Ustinov graciously gave his name to the Foundation of the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for their prestigious Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award, given annually to a young television screenwriter. The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is the largest organization of global broadcasters, with members from nearly 70 countries and over 350 companies. ... The Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award is a prestigious television writing award bestowed annually by the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences to a non-US citizen under the age of 30 who dwells outside the United States. ...

Awards
Preceded by
Hugh Griffith
for Ben-Hur
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
1960
for Spartacus
Succeeded by
George Chakiris
for West Side Story
Preceded by
Melvyn Douglas
for Hud
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
1964
for Topkapi
Succeeded by
Martin Balsam
for A Thousand Clowns

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Novels and Plays

  • Add a Dash of Pity and Other Short Stories
  • Brewer's Theatre with Isaacs et al
  • The Comedy Collection
  • Dear Me
  • Disinformer: Two Novellas
  • Frontiers of the Sea
  • Generation at Jeopardy: Children in Central and Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union with United Nations Children's Fund
  • God and the State Railways
  • Half Way Up a Tree
  • James Thurber with Thurber
  • Klop and the Ustinov Family with Nadia B. Ustinov
  • Krumnagel
  • The Laughter Omnibus
  • Life is an Operetta: And Other Short Stories
  • Loser
  • The Love of Four Colonels
  • The Methuen Book of Theatre Verse with Jonathan and Moira Field
  • Monsieur Rene
  • My Russia
  • Niven's Hollywood with Tom Hutchinson
  • Old Man & Mr.Smith
  • Photo Finish
  • Quotable Ustinov
  • Romanoff and Juliet
  • Still at Large
  • The 13 Clocks with James Thurber
  • The Unicorn in the Garden and Other Fables for Our Time with James Thurber
  • Ustinov at Eighty
  • Ustinov at Large
  • Ustinov in Russia
  • Ustinov Still at Large

World Politics

Peter Ustinov was the President of the World Federalist Movement from 1991 to 2004, the time of his death. WFM is a global NGO that promotes the concept of one world government. WFM wish to lobby those in powerful positions to establish a unified human government based on democracy and civil society. The United Nations and other world agencies would become the institutions of a World Federation. The UN would be the federal government and nation states would become like provinces. President is a title held by many leaders of organizations, companies, trade unions, universities, and countries. ... The World Federalist Movement (WFM) is a global citizens movement with member and associated organizations around the globe. ... WFM is a three-letter abbreviation with multiple meanings, as described below: Western Federation of Miners, an important American labor union Works for me, commonly used on Bugzilla and Online chat to describe a problem as not reproducible. ... NGO is an abbreviation or code for: Non-governmental organization Nagoya Airport (IATA code) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The term in its first known usage was not so much used in a political sense as it is commonly known now, but in a religious one. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Civil society is composed of the totality of voluntary civic and social organizations and institutions that form the basis of a functioning society as opposed to the force-backed structures of a state (regardless of that states political system) and commercial institutions. ... The foundation of the U.N. The United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are to facilitate co-operation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress and human rights issues. ... World federation is the act of politically, economically, militarily, and/or culturally joining all of the worlds nations into one superstate. ... This article is about the United Nations, for other uses of UN see UN (disambiguation) Official languages English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Arabic Secretary-General Kofi Annan (since 1997) Established October 24, 1945 Member states 191 Headquarters New York City, NY, USA Official site http://www. ... This article is about the political concept. ...


Trivia

  • Angela Lansbury is the younger half-sister of Ustinov's first wife, Isolde.
  • Ustinov was 5' 9" (1,75 m).
  • On 31 October 1984, the then Prime Minister of India, Mrs. Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her Sikh bodyguards in the garden of her home in Delhi, as she was walking to be interviewed by Peter Ustinov. At the time of the assassination Ustinov was on an overseas phone call with his theatrical producer (and later manager) Douglas Urbanski, who heard all of the commotion in the background.
  • Ustinov was friends with George Martin, in the years before Martin became the Beatles's producer. The two were members of the London Baroque Society, and chose Baroque songs to record. Martin recorded two of Ustinov's party pieces, "Mock Mozart" and "Phoney Folk Lore", overdubbing his voice so Ustinov could sing multiple parts.
  • Ustinov was originally offered the role of Police Inspector Jacques Clouseau in the 1963 film The Pink Panther but he dropped out days before shooting commenced. Upset by this, Blake Edwards successfully sued Ustinov.
  • Ustinov is referenced in the Sheryl Crow song "There Goes the Neighbourhood" along with Sunshine Sally (Sally Strouth), a children's show host in west Texas during the 1970s.
  • Ustinov was a frequent guest on the American television talk show The Tonight Show when it was hosted by Jack Paar.
  • Ustinov was the mid-point guest on the night of David Letterman's famous "upside down show," during which the television camera was gradually rotated 360 degrees over the course of the hour. Ustinov was photographed completely upside down during his appearance, in close-up, but Letterman himself was only shot from a distance during this part of the show.
  • Alan Partridge lists Ustinov as one of the world's greatest philosophers in Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge

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Quotations

By Peter Ustinov
  • As for being a General, well, at the age of four with paper hats and wooden swords, we're all Generals. Only some of us never grow out of it.
  • I imagine hell like this: Italian punctuality, German humour and English wine.
  • The only reason I made a commercial for American Express was to pay for my American Express bill.
  • Terrorism is the war of the poor, and war is the terrorism of the rich.
  • Children are the only form of immortality that we can be sure of.
About Ustinov
  • On a visit to Hollywood, Noel Coward witnessed an avant-garde night club act that included a large, muscular, African-American man stripping off his clothes and burning them while dancing and playing drums. Confronted with this outlandish spectacle, Coward calmly turned to a companion and said "Is there no end to the talents of Peter Ustinov?".

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References

  1. ^ Frontline: Ustinov gives Susan Bell as daughter of Tewodros II – this is false.
    See The Tewodros Genealogy : The Swiss missionary Theophilus Waldmeier, great-grandfather of P. U., maried Susan Sarah Yubdar Bell, daughter of John Bell and princess Warknesh Asfa Yilma, herself belonging to the Tewodros dinasty. Their daughter Magdalena Waldmeier married Plato von Ustinov in Jaffa, they had two sons, Peter and Jona. The link between Magdalena and Theophil Waldmeier is not clear.
  • Sir Peter Ustinov, President of the World Federalist Movement from 1991-2004, Dies at Age 82, World Federalist Movement, Mar. 29, 2004.

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Critical viewpoints

  • "I Can Only Speak Ill of Sir Peter" (Telegraph article)
Academic offices
Preceded by
(Learie Constantine)
as Rector of the University of St Andrews
Rector of the University of Dundee
1968–1974
Succeeded by
Sir Clement Freud
Preceded by
Dame Margot Fonteyn
Chancellor of the University of Durham
1992 – 2004
Succeeded by
Bill Bryson
Persondata
NAME Ustinov, Peter
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Ustinov, Sir Peter Alexander; Alexander Baron von Ustinov, Peter
SHORT DESCRIPTION Academy Award-winning British-born actor, writer, dramatist and raconteur
DATE OF BIRTH April 16, 1921
PLACE OF BIRTH London, England
DATE OF DEATH March 28, 2004, aged 82
PLACE OF DEATH Genolier, Vaud, Switzerland

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Peter Ustinov - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1549 words)
Peter Ustinov's mother, Nadia (Nadezhda) Leontievna Benois, was a painter and ballet designer of Russian, French and Italian ancestry.
Ustinov was educated at Westminster School and had a difficult and uncertain childhood because of his parents' constant bickering and personality clashes.
Ustinov was the midpoint guest on the night of David Letterman's famous "upside down show," during which the television camera was gradually rotated 360 degrees over the course of the hour.
Peter Ustinov - Biography - Moviefone (326 words)
Hirsute, puckish "renaissance man" Peter Ustinov was born in England to parents of Russian lineage.
Trained at the London Theatre Studio, Ustinov was on stage from the age of 17, performing sketches written by himself in the 1939 revue Late Joys.
Perhaps Ustinov's most ambitious film directorial project was Billy Budd (1962), a laudable if not completely successful attempt to transfer the allegorical style of Herman Melville to the screen.
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