Happy Birthday Peter Sellers

The great Peter Sellers would have been 88 today- he died too young of a heart attack in 1980 at age 54. But he was an amazing comedian and actor, known for such classic roles in Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, The Pink Panther and Being There (my personal favorite), with the ability to transform himself in any way you could imagine.  


Here's one of my favorite scenes in Dr. Strangelove, where the President is trying oh so politely to break the bad news to the Soviet Prime Minister of missiles accidentally headed toward their country:

And here's his classic scene on The Muppet Show in 1977: