Legendary actor, Peter Sellers, was born Richard Henry Sellers on Sep 8, 1925 in Southsea, England. Sellers died at the age of 54 on Jul 24, 1980 in London, England and was laid to rest in Golders Green Crematorium Cemetery in Golders Green, Greater London, England.
MINI BIO:Plump-faced, dark-haired, apprehensive-looking British comic actor who sprang to fame as a man of many funny voices on radio, then hit his stride in a hilarious series of comedies from 1957 to 1963, before his talent began to overreach itself. Recovered from a serious heart attack in 1964, but only occasionally regained his old brilliance. Married to Britt Ekland from 1963 to 1968 and Lynne Frederick (1954-1994) from 1977, second and fourth wives, and suffered several minor heart attacks before another major one killed him. Oscar nominee for Dr. Strangelove and Being There. (Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).
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Although Sellers was nominated for two Oscars, he never won a competitive Academy Award.
|1964||Best Actor||Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)||Group Captain Lionel Mandrake/President Muffley/Dr. Strangelove||Nominated|
|1979||Best Actor||Being There (1979)||John Chance, the gardener (aka Chauncey Gardiner)||Nominated|
Peter Sellers's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #127 on Jun 3, 1964.
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Rita: Who is that thing?
Dr. Fritz Fassbender: That is no thing, it's my wife!
Clouseau: I believe everything and I believe nothing. I suspect everyone and I suspect no one.
Sir Guy Grand KG, KC, CBE: [a police car drives up to Grand's car] Could be routine, or... mere damnable harassment.
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