Peter Sellers

1925 – 1980   Actor, Comedian

Born into an acting family, Sellers initially thought to be a jazz drummer. After service in the Royal Air Force in World War Two, he started working in comedy and radio, transitioned into film and eventually starred in over 60 movies. Considered by some to be the greatest comedian of all time, his best-known films were Doctor Strangelove, in which he played no less than three roles, and the Pink Panther series, in which he played the endearingly bumbling Inspector Clouseau. Sellers was nominated for an Academy Award three times.

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Quote

“Some forms of reality are so horrible we refuse to face them, unless we are trapped into it by comedy. To label any subject unsuitable for comedy is to admit defeat.”