Richard Henry Sellers
|Born||Sep 8, 1925|
|Died||Jul 24, 1980|
|Age||Died at 54|
|Final Resting PlaceGolders Green Crematorium|
|Job||Actor, comedian and singer|
|Top Roles||Capt. L. Mandrake/ Pres. Merkin Muffley/ Dr. Strangelove, Insp. Jacques Clouseau, Dr. Ahmed el Kabir, Henry Orient, Fred Kite / Sir John Kennaway|
|Top Genres||Comedy, Drama, Crime, Romance, Film Adaptation, War|
|Top Topics||Book-Based, Slapstick, Romance (Comic)|
|Top Collaborators||Blake Edwards (Director), David Lodge, Colin Gordon, Miles Malleson|
|Shares birthday with||May McAvoy, Sid Caesar, Henry Wilcoxon see more..|
Peter Sellers Overview:
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).
HONORS and AWARDS:.
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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Peter Sellers Quotes:
Dr. Fritz Fassbender: You are a monster and a monster, in that order.
Dr. Fritz Fassbender: My father, the most beloved gynecologist in Vienna, before they took him away on a morals charge for indecent exposure at the State Opera House, said, and I quote: "Please do not take me away, I will not do it again."
Victor Skakapopulis: Brilliant quote.
Dr. Fritz Fassbender: He was a brilliant pervert.
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