Don Ignacio pays tribute to:

Peter Sellers

(September 8, 1925 - July 24, 1980)

Peter Sellers is one of the most famous and well known comedians of all time. He starred in the BBC Radio series called "The Goon Show" which was basically a Monty Python of the later 1940's. Peter Sellers made his first notable appearance in The Ladykillers (1955) and then made an incredible performance with Terry-Thomas as a sadistic villian in Tomb Thumb (1958). Sellers then starred in The Mouse that Roared (1959) and I'm All Right Jack (1959) which established Sellers as an international star. However, that was nothing compared with the enormous popularity Sellers received when he starred in The Pink Panther (1964) as the bumbling Inspector Cleauseau. Sellers reprised that role in the sequels A Shot in the Dark (1964), The Return of the Pink Panther (1974), The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976), The Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978), and made a posthumous appearance in The Trail of the Pink Panther (1982). Throughout his career, Sellers appeared in such flicks as Stanley Kubrick's Lolita (1962), Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964), where Sellers received an Oscar nomination, What's New Pussycat? (1965), I Love You, Alice B. Toklas (1968), Murder by Death (1976), and the brilliant satire, Being There (1979) which also earned him an Academy Award nomination. Sellers was one of the most colorful comedians whose probably most notable talents were mimicking exotic accents to perfection. He did a French accent in The Pink Panther series, an Indian accent in The Party (1968), and both an American accent a German accent in Dr. Strangelove. Peter Sellers unfortunately died of a heart attack at only 54 years of age. He is and will forever be remembered as one of the most inspirational comedians of the 20th Century.

Full filmography:

Penny Points to Paradise (1951)

Down Among the Z Men (1952)

Goon Movie (1953)

John and Julie (1955)

The Ladykillers (1955)

The Man Who Never Was (1956)

The Case of the Mikkinese Battle Horn (1956)

The Smallest Show on Earth (1957)

The Naked Truth (1957)

Tom Thumb (1958)

Up the Creek (1958)

Carleton Browne F.O. (1958)

The Running Jumping & Standing Still Film (1959)

Carlton Browne of the F.O. (1959)

The Mouse That Roared (1959)

I'm All Right Jack (1959)

The Battle of the Sexes (1959)

Charlton-Brown of the F.O. (1959)

Orders are Orders (1959)

Never Let Go (1960)

Two-Way Stretch (1960)

The Millionairess (1961)

I Like Money (1961)

Only Two Can Play (1962)

The Dock Brief (1962)

The Road to Hong Kong (1962)

Lolita (1962)

Waltz of the Toreadors (1962)

Wrong Arm of the Law (1963)

Heavens Above! (1963)

The Pink Panther (1964)

Carol for Another Christmas (1964)

Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

The World of Henry Orient (1964)

A Shot in the Dark (1964)

What's New Pussycat? (1965)

After the Fox (1966)

The Wrong Box (1966)

Casino Royale (1967)

Woman Times Seven (1967)

The Bobo (1967)

The Party (1968)

I Love You, Alice B. Toklas (1968)

The Magic Christian (1969)

A Day at the Beach (1970)

Hoffman (1970)

There's a Girl in My Soup (1970)

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1972)

Where Does It Hurt? (1972)

The Optimists (1973)

The Blockhouse (1973)

Ghost in the Noonday Sun (1974)

The Return of the Pink Panther (1974)

The Great McGonagall (1975)

Undercovers Hero (1975)

The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)

Murder By Death (1976)

John and Julie (1977)

The Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978)

The Prisoner of Zenda (1979)

Being There (1979)

The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu (1980)

To See Such Fun (1981)

The Trail of the Pink Panther (1982)



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