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  Peter Sellers: 10 Questions   popular trivia quiz  
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Best known as Inspector Clouseau, the world's worst detective, Peter Sellers created a gallery of characterizations unique in movie comedy.
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Greetings fellow players! This is a quiz on legendary comedic actor Peter Sellers. If you are a fan of his, then test your knowledge and see how much you know. Good luck and have fun!
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How many times did Sellers play Clouseau?

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Peter Sellers Trivia Questions

1. What is Peter Sellers' real name?

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Peter Sellers

Answer: Richard Henry Sellers

Peter was born Richard Henry Sellers in Southsea, Hampshire, England on September 8th, 1925.

2. Where was Sellers born?

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Answer: Southsea , England

Born Richard Henry Sellers in 1925, he died in 1980 shortly after completing 'The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu'.

3. How many times was Peter Sellers married?

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Answer: 4

Peter's first marriage to Anne Howe lasted ten years from 1951-1961. He then went on to marry Britt Ekland in 1964. They divorced four years later. Peter tried a third time with Miranda Quarry in 1970 but that marriage proved to be doomed as well and was terminated in 1974. His final marriage to Lynne Frederick was in 1977 until the time of his death. Apparently he was planning to divorce Lynne as well and exclude her from his will. He passed away before being able to sign the papers and Lynne Frederick Sellers got the bulk of his estate.

4. Where did he work before hitting the movies?

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Answer: radio

He first made his name on the BBC radio comedy series, 'The Goon Show'(it influenced 'Monty Python', for one thing). One of his co-stars was Spike Milligan.

5. Which Beatle did Peter Sellers co-star with in "The Magic Christian"?

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Answer: Ringo Starr

"The Magic Christian", starring Sellers and Starr, was released in 1969. Sellers played Sir Guy Grand, a very wealthy man who found a homeless individual named Youngman played by Starr and adopted him as his son. Youngman became the heir to Grand's vast fortune. Together they embarked on a series of adventures just to see how far people will go for the sake of the almighty dollar.

6. In what film did he co-star with Sir Alec Guinness?

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Answer: The Ladykillers

Though he became better known as Obi-Wan Kenobi, Guinness was renowned for his comic characters early in his career. Sellers only co-starred with Guinness in Alexander Mackendrick's 1955 farce (which also paired him, for the first time, with his 'Pink Panther' partner Herbert Lom!)

7. Which popular radio show was Peter Sellers in that lasted ten seasons?

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Answer: The Goon Show

Peter Sellers was in "The Goon Show", with friends Spike Milligan and Harry Secombe. This popular radio show ran from 1951-1960. Sellers provided the voices of very funny characters known as "Bluebottle", "Henry Crun", and "Grytpype-Thynne".

8. What film of his was based on a James Thurber story?

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Answer: The Battle Of The Sexes

'Battle' was based on Thurber's 'The Catbird Seat', filmed in Scotland. Danny Kaye starred in 'Mitty', Henry Fonda was in 'Animal', from a stage comedy Thurber co-wrote, and Jack Lemmon was in 'War', which inspired the TV series 'My World, and Welcome To It'.

9. What character role was Peter Sellers most famous for playing?

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Answer: Inspector Jacques Clouseau

Peter Sellers went on to enjoy great success as Clouseau in "The Pink Panther", "A Shot in the Dark", "Return of The Pink Panther", "The Pink Panther Strikes Again", and "Revenge of The Pink Panther". In 2006, a new version of "The Pink Panther", came out starring Steve Martin.

10. What film of his was based on Robert Louis Stevenson?

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Answer: The Wrong Box

Actually, Stevenson co-wrote 'Box' with his stepson Lloyd Osbourne. Byran Forbes directed, and Sellers co-starred with Michael Caine, Dudley Moore and Nanette Newman (Mrs. Forbes)

11. What films did he do with Stanley Kubrick?

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Answer: Lolita, Dr. Strangelove

His work as Claire Quilty in 'Lolita' so impressed Kubrick that he signed him on immediately for 'Strangelove', where he was nothing short of brilliant in his three roles: Group Captain Mandrake, President Muffley and the title character in a wheelchair (can anyone forget that ending?)

12. Who portrayed Peter Sellers in the TV movie "The Life and Death of Peter Sellers"?

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Answer: Geoffrey Rush

Geoffrey Rush won an Emmy Award for his portrayal of Peter in "The Life and Death of Peter Sellers", which was released in 2004.

13. What were the names of Peter Sellers children?

From Quiz Peter Sellers

Answer: Michael, Sarah, and Victoria

He had son Michael and daughter Sarah with first wife Anne Howe. Daughter Victoria was born from his marriage to actress Britt Ekland. Michael Sellers has written books about his late father including "Sellers on Sellers", and "P.S. I Love You".

14. What film co-starred him with Woody Allen (who also wrote the script) and Peter O'Toole?

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Answer: What's New, Pussycat?

The film is best known for the Bacharach-David title song.

15. What later film reunited him with Allen and O'Toole?

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Answer: Casino Royale

'Royale' was a James Bond spoof based on Ian Fleming's first Bond novel. Allen was Bond's neurotic nephew, Sellers a subsitiute Bond hired by Ursula Andress (the first Bond girl) and later meeting O'Toole (a cameo) in a psychadelic sequence.

16. When did Peter Sellers pass away?

From Quiz Peter Sellers

Answer: July 24th, 1980

In July of 1980 the actor succumbed to a fatal heart attack.

17. How many times did Sellers play Clouseau?

From Quiz Peter Sellers

Answer: five

In 'The Pink Panther', 'A Shot In The Dark', 'Return Of The Pink Panther', 'The Pink Panther Strikes Again', and posthumously in 'Trail of The Pink Panther', which used unseen footage of Sellers after his death. 'Revenge of The Pink Panther' does not count, since it used footage from the previous five movies.

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