(The Pink Panther)
Cinema - 100 Years
December 14, 1995, perf. 14×13
Peter Sellers among
The Marx Brothers, Simone Signoret,
Danny Kaye, Al Jolson
Peter Sellers [1925-1980]
1963 saw the release of The Pink Panther, and the birth of the indomitable Inspector Clouseau. This was the role for which Sellers was best known and loved. There were four true Sellers sequels, A Shot in the Dark (1964), The Return of the Pink Panther (1974), The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976), and Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978). Sellers posthumous appearance in Trail of the Pink Panther (1982) was basically made up of outakes from previous Panther films combined with new footage of other cast members.
2004 US stamp, fdcs and sheet of 20 honoring
Henry Mancini, composer of the Pink Panther theme.