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Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
34 Years Ago Today

Here are some recordings made on the night that the death of British comic actor Peter Sellers was reported in Chicago. Features Walter Jacobson, Fahey Flynn, John Drury, Gene Siskel, and Carrie Cochran - as well as some short clips from a few of his best known movie roles.

These clips aired on Thursday, July 24, 1980.

Various Local Newscasts - "The Death Of Peter Sellers" (Excerpts, 1980)

Here are some recordings made on the night that the death of British comic actor Peter Sellers was reported in Chicago. Features Walter Jacobson, Fahey Flynn, John Drury, Gene Siskel, and Carrie Cochran - as well as some short clips from a few of his best known movie roles.

"I'm a Yogi."

These clips aired on local Chicago TV on Thursday, July 24th 1980 between 10pm and 10:30pm.

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Seems like the audio/video is slightly out of sync on this one for me. Anyone else? Watch the part where Dr. Strangelove slaps his hand down and see if the hit and the slap sound are in sync. I might have to fix this one.
Comment posted by FuzzyMemories on Monday, February 9th 2009 at 11:41pm.

It's been nearly 29 years since his passing and his movies are still seen today on cable & satellite.
Comment posted by ChitownTVFan on Tuesday, February 10th 2009 at 12:44am.

"...played many roles in many long pictures every one of them to be perfect..."

Either Mr. Flynn blew the reading, or that copy editor needs to be fired. :)

And Peter Sellers was a genius...but he wasn't the nicest or most stable man in the world, if the stories are to be believed. Then again, most geniuses aren't. Plus, watching those Inspector Clouseau clips makes me even more outraged about that Steve Martin travesty.

Comment posted by TVsTim on Tuesday, February 10th 2009 at 12:45am.

Siskel's epitaph was wonderful. Every movie that Peter Sellers was in was a delight. WTTW used to run some very old British films that he was in, most notably "The Ladykillers" with Alec Guinness. If you get the chance, see them.
Comment posted by ro46214 on Tuesday, February 10th 2009 at 6:53am.

In recent years "The Ladykillers" has aired on TCM. His last films was "Being There" (in which that film when he watches TV they are various clips from "The Price Is Right", "Hollywood Squares", and "Sesame Street") in 1979 and "The Fiendish Plot Of Dr. Fu Manchu in 1980.
Comment posted by betamax75 on Tuesday, February 10th 2009 at 7:18am.

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Comment posted by W.B. on Tuesday, August 30th 2011 at 8:54am.

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