September 8, 1925
July 24, 1980
5 ft 8½ in | 174 cm
67 kg | 147.5 lbs
Peter Sellers was born in Portsmouth, England, on September 8, 1925, was an English actor.
Young Peter Sellers landed his stage debut, at the Kings Theatre, Southseaand, when he was two weeks old.
He first started his career as a drummer, with several jazz combos, at the age of 16.
He toured Britain and the Far East as a member of the Entertainments National Service Association and Gang Show entertainment troupe, during World War II.
He made his radio debut in ShowTime.
He got his first big break on BBC radio program "The Goon Show" (1951-1960), he played several characters, including: Major Bloodnok, Hercules Grytpype-Thynne, Bluebottle and Henry Crun, also he recorded a number of hit comic songs.
He made his television debut in comedy movie New To You (1948).
He made his big screen debut in comedy film Penny Points to Paradise (1951) in role as The Major / Arnold Fringe.
Peter's breakthrough performance came as Harry Robinson in black comedy crime movie The Ladykillers (1955).
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He played three roles in political satire black comedy film Dr. Strangelove (1964), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor and the BAFTA Award for Best British Actor:
Group Captain Lionel Mandrake, a British RAF exchange officer
President Merkin Muffley, the President of the United States
Dr. Strangelove, the wheelchair-using nuclear war expert and former Nazi
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor and the BAFTA Film Award for Best Actor also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Musical or Comedy for his role as Chance the gardener in comedy drama film Being There (1979).
He portrayed Chief Inspector Clouseau in The Pink Panther movie series:
The Pink Panther (1963), for which he was nominated for the British Academy Film Award for Best British Actor and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Musical or Comedy
A Shot in the Dark (1964)
The Return of the Pink Panther (1975), for which he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Musical or Comedy
The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976), for which he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Musical or Comedy
Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978)
Trail of the Pink Panther (1982)
He co-wrote and starred as Photographer in sketch comedy short film The Running Jumping & Standing Still Film (1959), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film.
He won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance as Fred Kite in comedy film I'm All Right Jack (1959).
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Clare Quilty in comedy drama film Lolita (1962).
He was nominated for the British Academy Film Award for Best British Actor for his role as John Lewis in comedy movie Only Two Can Play (1962).
He won the San Sebastián International Film Festival for Best Actor for his role as General Leo Fitzjohn in comedy movie Waltz of the Toreadors (1962).
After the Fox (1966) comedy as Aldo Vanucci
The Party (1968) comedy as Hrundi V. Bakshi
Casino Royale (1967) spy comedy as Evelyn Tremble / James Bond
The Wrong Box (1966) comedy as Doctor Pratt
Murder by Death (1976) satirical mystery comedy as Inspector Sidney Wang
What's New Pussycat (1965) romance comedy as Doctor Fritz Fassbender
He played Grand Duchess Gloriana XII / Prime Minister Count Rupert Mountjoy / Tully Bascombe in comedy movie The Mouse That Roared (1959).
Attended the North London Roman Catholic school St. Aloysius College.
Had English and Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry.
He released first studio album "The Best of Sellers" in 1958.
He recorded an album with Italian actress Sophia Loren, "Peter & Sophia" (1960).
He was a vegetarian.
He was good friends with George Harrison and Ringo Starr.
He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in 1966.
Sellers died on July 24, 1980, Middlesex Hospital, London, at age of 54.
He was married to:
Anne Howe (1951-1963), they had one son, Michael Sellers and one daughter, Sarah Sellers
Lynne Frederick (1977-1980)
Miranda Macmillan (1970-1974)
Britt Ekland (1964-1968), they had one daughter, Victoria Sellers
He dated Julie Ege (1977), Liza Minnelli (1973), Mia Farrow (1968), Princess Margaret (1966-1969) and Capucine (1963).