Peter Sellers

1925 - 1980

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Peter Sellers (born Richard Henry Sellers; 8 September 1925 – 24 July 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 roles, among them Chief Inspector Clouseau in The Pink Panther series of films. Born in 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 7,398,236 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). Peter Sellers is the 249th most popular actor (down from 199th in 2019), the 360th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 332nd in 2019) and the 40th 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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  • 7.4M

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  • 74.59

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  • 74

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.90

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.93

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Peter Sellers ranks 249 out of 10,030Before him are John Cazale, Faye Dunaway, Alec Guinness, Errol Flynn, Warren Beatty, and Richard Chamberlain. After him are Jared Leto, Julie Christie, Stellan Skarsgård, Christoph Waltz, Pola Negri, and Ursula Andress.

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Among people born in 1925, Peter Sellers ranks 28Before him are Michel Piccoli, Angela Lansbury, Giorgio Napolitano, Jack Lemmon, Douglas Engelbart, and Pierre Boulez. After him are Ananda Mahidol, Robert Edwards, Simon van der Meer, Ernst Happel, Wong Fei-hung, and Nílton Santos. Among people deceased in 1980, Peter Sellers ranks 25Before him are Joe Dassin, Oswald Mosley, Vladimir Vysotsky, Gianni Rodari, Milton H. Erickson, and Alexei Kosygin. After him are Otto Frank, Óscar Romero, Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia, Gregory Bateson, John Bonham, and Hans Morgenthau.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Peter Sellers ranks 360 out of 6,924Before him are Alec Guinness (1914), Ronald Coase (1910), John Boyd Dunlop (1840), John Bowlby (1907), George Michael (1963), and James Parkinson (1755). After him are Christopher Wren (1632), Thomas Becket (1119), Samuel Johnson (1709), Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York (1411), Thomas Cook (1808), and Mary Somerville (1780).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Peter Sellers ranks 40Before him are Angela Lansbury (1925), Daniel Day-Lewis (1957), Malcolm McDowell (1943), Ian McShane (1942), Benny Hill (1924), and Alec Guinness (1914). After him are David Niven (1910), Hugh Grant (1960), Albert Finney (1936), Ralph Fiennes (1962), Colin Firth (1960), and Olivia Newton-John (1948).

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