Product Code: UAG 30266
Artist: Peter Sellers
Origin: UK
Label: United Artists Records (1979)
Format: LP
Availability: In Stock
Cover: VG+
Record: NM (M-)
Genre: Comedy/SpokenWord/Other , Pop , Soundtracks U

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Stunning copy, looks unplayed with a smart clean gatefold cover.

The British actor and comedian Peter Sellers (1925–1980) performed in many genres of light entertainment, including film, radio and theatre. He appeared in the BBC Radio comedy series The Goon Show, recorded a number of hit comic songs and became known internationally through his many film characterisations, among them Chief Inspector Clouseau in The Pink Panther film series. The filmmakers John and Roy Boulting described him as "the greatest comic genius [Britain] has produced since Charles Chaplin."[1]

Sellers's career on radio, film, television and record spanned from 1948 until his death.[2] He made his radio debut on ShowTime in 1948, followed by appearances in Ray's a Laugh, Starlight Hour, The Gang Show, Henry Hall's Guest Night and It's Fine To Be Young.[3][4] Along with Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe and Michael Bentine, he took part in the radio series The Goon Show (1951–60).[5] Throughout his career, Sellers made a number of television appearances, in character roles and for interviews and advertisements.[6] His stage appearances were few, largely because he had been unhappy with the touring he had done as a child with his family.[7] During his career he also released a number of albums containing sketches and comic songs;[8] the songs were undertaken in a variety of comic characters.[9]

Starting in the 1950s, Sellers appeared in over fifty films,[2] including I'm All Right Jack, Dr. Strangelove, Lolita, Being There and the Pink Panther series. At the peak of his career he was one of the most popular stars at the British box office: third in most popular films in 1962,[10] and second in 1963.[11] Sellers's versatility enabled him to portray a wide range of comic characters using different accents and guises, and he would often assume multiple roles within the same film.[12] In 2005 Channel 4 conducted a survey of modern-day comedians, who ranked Sellers the 14th most influential comedian of all time.[13][14]