Born on September 8, 1925, in Hampshire, England, Richard Henry Sellers was an English comedian, singer, and actor. He was a CBE of the British Empire. Peter was the son of Agnes Doreen and William Sellers, who worked as theatrical show performers in Southsea, England.

He debuted on the stage when he was two weeks old at the Kings Theater at Southsea. He started going with his parents in various plays that visited the provincial theatres. As a tyke, he trained in dancing and went to the St. Aloysius' Boarding and Day School for Boys.

He also learned to play drums and was a member of some jazz groups as a youngster.He enrolled in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War when he was 18 years old. In the air force, he made a small team, who would entertain fighters.

Seller built up a passion at the very early age for comedy. In 1948, he tried out for the British Broadcasting Corporation. He debuted with the show 'New To You' on BBC on March 18. He worked alongside entertainers Michael Bentinefor, Spike Mulligan and Harry Secombe for 'The Goon Show' in 1951. The audience loved the show and Seller got famous for it.

A successful program on the radio helped him dispatch his vocation on the silver screen. In 1952, he showed up in movie 'Down Among the Z Men' by Maclean Rogers and landed himself a small part in the motion picture 'The Ladykillers' by Alexander Mackendrick in 1955.He got an opportunity to show his actual potential with the films like 'The Mouse That Roared' by Jack Arnold and 'I'm All Right, Jack' by John Boulting in 1959, both got appreciation from the audience.

In 1963, he did the part of a police inspector in the blockbuster film 'The Pink Panther' by Blake Edwards. He depicted different characters in 'Dr. Strangelove’ movie by Stanley Kubrick in 1964. After a failure in the late sixties, he found success with the film 'The Return of the Pink Panther' by Blake Edwards in 1974. After that, he gave one his most critical performance with the movie 'Being There,' a dark comedy by Hal Ashby in 1979.

The motion picture 'The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu' was his last film, in which he played various characters for one final time, discharged in 1980.This movie got Seller statures of grandness.For assuming the parts of Dr. Strangelove, Group Captain Lionel Mandrake, and President Merkin Muffley, Seller got a nomination for the Academy Award as the Best Actor.

'Being There' film won him the Best Actor for the British Academy Film award and Academy grant. He received various honors which incorporates the National Board of Review grant and the Golden Globe Award as the Best Actor in Comedy or Musical. Seller wedded four times, and his first spouse was Anne Howe. He married her on 15 September of 1951 with whom he had two kids, Sarah and Michael. They broke-up in 1962. Then, he married Britt Ekland, a Swedish performer on 19 February of 1964.

The couple had a little girl in 1965 preceding their separation in 1968.On 24 August of 1970, he wedded for the third time to a twenty-three-year-old Miranda Quarry, a model. But, similar to his past two relational unions, this marriage also didn't go for long, and the couple divorced in 1974.

Later, he married Lynne Frederick on 18 February of 1977. He deceased in Middlesex Hospital in London due to a heart attack. People considered him among one of the best comics and he has chosen the '41st Greatest Movie Star' by 'Premiere Magazine'. Peter was the first male to show up on the cover page of ‘Playboy Magazine,’ in April of 1964. He also appeared in "Barclays Bank" advertisement some days before he died. The commercial never broadcasted.

Richard S Castellano English Actor

Richard S Castellano

Richard S. Castellano, full name, Richard Salvatore Castellano was born on September 4, 1933. He was an Italian-American Actor. He is well known for his Oscar-nominated role in Lovers and Other Strangers and subsequently as Peter Clemenza in the Godfather. He was previously a construction company manager then he got into the New Yiddish Theatre. He did not stop there and broke into movies. He made an impactful gangster performance and acted as typecast on screen. Richard was born to an Italian Catholic Family in Bronx, New York. As told by Richard’s widow, he was the nephew of Gambino Crime Family boss Paul Castellano. Richard acquired worldwide fame for the character he played in “Lover and other Strangers” in the year 1970. He was nominated for the Oscars for his performance. He acclaimed further stardom for portraying Peter Clemenza for The Godfather in the year 1972. The godfather collected the highest grossing film up to that time. Castellano along with several other cast members became popular throughout the world. He ad-libbed movie’s most famous lies, “Leave the gun, take the cannoli”. Castellano worked in television situation comedy called, “The Super”. He played the protagonist role of Joe Girelli. The series was 10 episodes long and appeared in the year 1972. His real-life daughter played his character’s daughter. His daughter’s name is Margaret and the character she played was called Joanne. Richard also played the lead role of Joe Vitale in the show “Joe and Sons” in 1975 and 1976. Richard did not reiterate his role in The Godfather part II as Clemenza in the year 1974. He was eliminated reportedly because Castellano and his agent were emphatic on having control over the dialogues of the character. Director of the movie, Francis Ford Coppola, cast Castellano out of the film. Richard’s widow debated about this account in 1991 letter to People Magazine. She also wrote a book in 2002 describing his contribution to the film and his life experiences and upbringing in a remote family. Richard clarified that he did not get the part since he did not accept that the character like Clemenza would come out to be a traitor. He also had several disagreements with Coppola as to how much weight he was supposed to lose for the role. Later, Bruno Kirby played Clemenza as a young man in The Godfather Part II. Earlier, he had portrayed the son of Richard’s character in the Super. Richard S. Castellano died of Heart Attack at the age of 55 in 1988.


Slim Pickens

Slim Pickens, whose actual name was Louis Burton Lindley Jr, was a rodeo, television and film actor. He was born in Kingsburg, California, United States of America, on June 29, 1919. His parents' names were Louis Bert Lindley Sr and Sally Mosher. Louis was a dairy farmer. From a young age, Slim was able to ride a horse. However, he wasn't interested in his family business and would make few quick bucks by roping steers and riding broncos. At first, his father opposed him, but Slim gave no heed. Lindley participated in a competition and changed his name to Slim so that Louis wouldn't get to know about it. Slim managed to win a cash prize of four hundred dollars. He is an alumnus of Hanford High School, Hanford, California, and was the Future Farmers of America's Association member. Soon, he became famous in his locality as a rodeo clown. After working for nearly twenty years as a rodeo clown, Slim got his first break on the big screen with the Errol Flynn in the movie’ Rocky Mountain’. His ability to ride horses without any external help made his producers and directors to cast him. After Rocky Mountain, Slim has enacted several characters in diverse TV shows and films like ‘The Story of Will Rogers’, ‘Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color’, ‘Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid’, ‘The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams’, and many others. Slim is the narrator of Seekers of the Fleece, a part of A Ballad of the West and also gave a voice for the character of B.O.B. in The Black Hole. He was the host of The Nashville Palace, a music series. In 1982, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, inducted his name into the Western Performers Hall of Fame. Two years later, Rodeo Historical Society included his name in the Rodeo Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. In 2005 and 2006, Slim appeared on the Rodeo Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum and Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame, Colorado Springs. He married Margaret (née Harmon) Lindley and had three children whose names were Margaret Louise Wittman, Darryle Ann Giardino née Wofford, and Thomas Michael Lindley. Darryl is Margaret's child from her previous marriage. On December 8, 1983, Slim died after doctors performed a brain tumor surgery on him. Slim also had a brother named Easy Pickens, whose actual name was Samuel. He was also an actor.

Slim Pickens English Actor