Peter Sellers Overview
A British singer, actor and known for his comedy character roles, Peter Sellers’s real name was Richard Henry Sellers. He was hailed as one who was cut above all among the comic minds. The comedy series that made him a household name during his time was The Goon Show, which earned an award and which showcased his singing talent as well. Many of his songs became hits. He was also introduced and popularized The Pink Panther Series in his character of Chief Inspector Clouseau. However, his popularity rose even higher when he landed a role in the 1955 film, The Ladykillers, as one of the antagonists.
Attributing his parents for his capabilities, Sellers’ parents were also thespians themselves. Sellers was born from a mixed Protestant and Jewish religious background.
He had numerous film credits to his name with portrayals such as one with split personality, a criminal and all that delivered with such impressive flair in comedy. He received his first Academy award nomination for the 1964 movie Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb. He was nominated again for an Oscar almost a decade later with his 1979 film Being There, only to lose it to Dustin Hoffman of the Kramer vs. Kramer fame.
According to reports he had allegedly lived a disturbing life. Evidently, he was already going through deep insecurities and was into major depression. He was erratic, difficult in the set and the emotional outburst were becoming frequent.
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What was Peter Sellers' Net Worth?
Estimates of his net worth up to his time of death was at $10 million.
How many times was Peter Sellers married?
He was four times married in his short lifespan. The women were Lynne Frederick, their marriage from 1977 to 1980 or upon Peter Seller’s death, to Countess of Stockton, Miranda from 1970 to 1976, Britt Ekland from 1964 to 1968 and with Anne Howe, from 1954 to 1963. He only had three children: Sarah, Victoria and Michael Sellers.
Two of Peter Sellers' children, Michael and Sarah at Disneyland in 1964.
How old was Peter Sellers when he died?
Sellers died in 1980 in London, UK at the age of 54 years old. He was supposed to have heart surgery in Los Angeles, US.
How did Peter Sellers die?
Sellers had a heart attack, was comatose in a London hospital and died after two days.
What movie was Peter Sellers making when he died?
Sellers was able to finish The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu, prior to his death just barely a few months away.
What happened to Peter Sellers' will?
It was revealed that certified comic Sellers hoped to change his will so as not to allow his fourth and latest wife with whom he was already separated, would be primary the beneficiary of his properties. A letter surfaced which appeared to name one of the children, Victoria, to supposedly receive £20,000 when she turns 21. The letter was signed by Sellers. The daughter only received £800 upon his death.
An auction will be made to his Golden Globe trophy from his Being There comedy appearance and the letter that was supposed to amend his last will.