Thursday, September 8

Happy Birthday

Richard Henry "Peter" Sellers: September 8, 1925 --July 24, 1980

In the Goon Show days, Sellers received a fan letter asking him for a "singed photograph". Urged on by Harry Secombe, he took a cigarette lighter and carefully burned the edges of one of his publicity photos and sent it off. Two weeks later he received another letter with the same return address. "Dear Mr. Sellers," it read, "Thank you very much for the photograph, but I wonder if I could trouble you for another as this one is signed all round the edge."

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