Peter Sellers, CBE born Richard Henry SellersSeptember 1925July 1980 was an English film actor, comedian and singer. He performed in the BBC Radio comedy series The Goon Show, featured on a number of hit comic songs and became known to a worldwide audience through his many film characterisations, among them Chief Inspector Clouseau in The Pink Panther series of films.

Sellers was born onSeptember 1925, in Southsea, a suburb of Portsmouth. His parents were Yorkshireborn William Bill Sellers 190062 and Agnes Doreen Peg ne Marks, 18921967. Both were variety entertainers Peg was in the Ray Sisters troupe. Although christened Richard Henry, his parents called him Peter, after his elder stillborn brother. Sellers remained an only child. Peg Sellers was related to the pugilist Daniel Mendoza 17641836, whom Sellers greatly revered, and whose engraving later hung in his office. At one time Sellers planned to use Mendozas image for his production companys logo.Sellers was two weeks old when he was carried on stage by Dick Henderson, the headline act at the Kings Theatre in Southsea the crowd sang For Hes a Jolly Good Fellow, which caused the infant to cry. The family constantly toured, causing much upheaval and unhappiness in the young Sellerss life. ........

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