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The Life and Death of Peter Sellers - Roger Lewis

The Life and Death of Peter Sellers


Published: 1st February 1997
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Roger Lewis, in his no-holds-barred biography, exposes a Peter Sellers the world little knows.

Recognised as the greatest British comic since Charlie Chaplin, Sellers was the grand master of fifty-five films - from Dr. Strangelove, to Being There and the Pink Panther hits.

But shadowing his phenomenal career was a history of increasingly bizarre behaviour involving psychotic violence, compulsive promiscuity, drug abuse and humiliating self-destructive obsessions with people including Princess Margaret, Sophia Loren, Liza Minnelli and each of his four wives (Ann Hayes, Britt Ekland, Miranda Quarry and Lynne Frederick). He alternately showered his wives and children with gifts and then threatened to kill them.

Sellers' fluidity as an actor made for a terrifying madness that grew like a slow metastasising cancer throughout his adult life. The story of Peter Sellers concludes with his premature death at the age of 54, "sick at heart and alone in those sunless hotel rooms, so recoiled from intimacy that no one really knew him anymore.



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This is an in-depth, insider view of a very complex individual.

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ISBN: 9781557833570
ISBN-10: 1557833575
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 500
Published: 1st February 1997
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.2 x 14.0  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.703