Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Born Today September 8: Peter Sellers

Peter Sellers:  1925-1980

This may be a bit of a head-scratcher, because, though Sellers was born in 1925, he was not a child actor, so it begs the question what is he doing here on a silent blog.  We love the the strangeness around here, and this one is a bit "Wierd" for sure.  Sellers for role in a film was in 1950, in a uncredited voice part in the film The Black Rose, however...in 1951, he provided the sound narration for the (inversely numbered) 1915 Charlie Chaplin short film Burlesque On Carmen, and is credited as such in the historical record under the film original release year.  Cheat a bit, but only because it's interesting.  He cremated at Golders Green Crematorium in Golders Green, Greater London, England, and his ashes were buried under a rose bush in the gardens there--there is a marker.

A Burlesque On Carmen (1915)

A quite young Peter Sellers

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