The Life of Peter Sellers

Susan Wood

Renowned actor Peter Sellers died in 1980 at age 54 after suffering a heart attack at the Dorchester Hotel in London.  Sellers lived primarily between the Dorchester and a home he had in Gstaad, Switzerland.  Famous for the Pink Panther movies and his iconic role as Inspector Clouseau, Sellers died at a strong period in his career.
Susan Wood began working for Sellers in 1973 as his assistant when his career was at a low point. She was with him in 1980 when he had his heart attack.
Susan discusses what daily life was like with Sellers, his interaction with various friends and children, and his interest in the occult.  She also discusses his often manic disposition, and unhappiness.  The positives of Sellers character are also discussed.