Job Actor, comedian and singer
Years active 1948-1980
Top Roles Capt. L. Mandrake/ Pres. Merkin Muffley/ Dr. Strangelove, Henry Orient, Fred Kite / Sir John Kennaway, Jacques Clouseau, Insp. Jacques Clouseau
Top GenresComedy, Drama, Crime, Romance, Film Adaptation, War
Top TopicsBook-Based, Slapstick, Romance (Comic)
Top Collaborators (Director), , ,
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.


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.

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Although Sellers was nominated for two Oscars, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1964Best ActorDr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)Group Captain Lionel Mandrake/President Muffley/Dr. StrangeloveNominated
1979Best ActorBeing 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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1. Dr. Strangelove 2. Being There 3. A Shot in the Dark 4. The Pink Panther 5. I’m All Right Jack 6. Lolita 7. The Ladykillers 8. The Party 9. Murder by Death 10. The World of Henry Orient 11. The Mouse That Roared 12. The Return of the Pink Panther... Read full article

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Peter Sellers Quotes:

Guru: [Walking on beach] Do you know youself?
Harold Fine: I'm trying to know myself.
Guru: You will know yourself when you stop trying.
Harold Fine: I'm trying to stop trying.

Hrundi V. Bakshi: Hrundi V. Bakshi.
Michelle Monet: Pardon?
Hrundi V. Bakshi: That is what my name is called.

Epifania Parerga: After all Adrian, I am made of flesh and blood.
Dr. Ahmed el Kabir: You certainly are.

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