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Peter Sellers

1925 - 1980

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Peter Sellers (born Richard Henry Sellers; 8 September 1925 – 24 July 1980) was an English actor and comedian. He first came to prominence performing 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 roles, among them Chief Inspector Clouseau in The Pink Panther series. Born in Southsea, Portsmouth, Sellers made his stage debut at the Kings Theatre, Southsea, when he was two weeks old. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Sellers has received more than 9,346,380 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia. Peter Sellers is the 196th most popular actor (up from 249th in 2019), the 293rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 359th in 2019) and the 32nd most popular British Actor.

Peter Sellers was an English actor, comedian, and singer. He is most famous for his role as Chief Inspector Clouseau in the Pink Panther series of films.

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  • 9.3M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 68.44

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  • 74

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.78

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.50

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Peter Sellers ranks 196 out of 9,996Before him are Daniel Day-Lewis, Simone Signoret, Robert Forster, Vanessa Redgrave, Jack Lemmon, and Gary Oldman. After him are Mickey Rourke, Russell Crowe, Dolph Lundgren, Paulette Goddard, Antonio Banderas, and David Suchet.

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Among people born in 1925, Peter Sellers ranks 22Before him are Lee Van Cleef, B.B. King, Jorge Rafael Videla, Carlos Castaneda, Audie Murphy, and Jack Lemmon. After him are Rock Hudson, Giorgio Napolitano, Frantz Fanon, Angela Lansbury, Michel Piccoli, and Pierre Boulez. Among people deceased in 1980, Peter Sellers ranks 20Before him are Oskar Kokoschka, Henry Miller, Tamara de Lempicka, Joe Dassin, Marshall McLuhan, and Romain Gary. After him are Otto Frank, Alexei Kosygin, Gianni Rodari, Milton H. Erickson, Vladimir Vysotsky, and Hans Asperger.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Peter Sellers ranks 293 out of 7,765Before him are Phil Collins (1951), Vanessa Redgrave (1937), Gary Oldman (1958), Ælla of Northumbria (800), Ritchie Blackmore (1945), and Ken Follett (1949). After him are Harthacnut (1018), Harold Macmillan (1894), Alfred North Whitehead (1861), David Suchet (1946), Thomas Becket (1119), and Richard Cromwell (1626).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Peter Sellers ranks 32Before him are Jeremy Irons (1948), Alec Guinness (1914), Daniel Craig (1968), Daniel Day-Lewis (1957), Vanessa Redgrave (1937), and Gary Oldman (1958). After him are David Suchet (1946), Peter Ustinov (1921), Patrick Stewart (1940), John Hurt (1940), Benny Hill (1924), and Jacqueline Bisset (1944).

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