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March 15, 1986 | Associated Press
The 23-year-old daughter of the late actor Peter Sellers turned herself in Friday to face federal charges of participating in an international cocaine ring and was freed on $100,000 bond, authorities said. Victoria Sellers, an actress and model, was indicted Wednesday with her roommate and four other California residents. The indictment alleged that the ring used violence to obtain cocaine and collect drug debts.
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January 30, 2014 | By Matt Ballinger
"Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb" was released 50 years ago this week. The film is regarded as a cinematic masterpiece today (AFI ranked it No. 39 in its 10th anniversary Top 100 in 2007), but in February 1964, Times film editor Philip K. Scheuer didn't find much to like. I'm partial to the deadpan of the subheadline: " Kubrick's 'Satire' Tells All About End of World, Ha Ha . " But this is a great line too: "… a publicist at Columbia, which is distributing the picture, assured me it would be my 'cup of tea.' After suffering through two screenings of 'Dr. Strangelove,' I would sooner drink hemlock.
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January 26, 1995 | JEANNETTE DeSANTIS
Felony drug charges were filed Wednesday against Victoria Sellers, Heidi Fleiss' friend and daughter of the late actor Peter Sellers. Sellers, 30, was arrested Monday in West Hollywood for possession of methamphetamine for sale and possession of a controlled substance--diazepam--said Deputy Dist. Atty. Carol Fisch. She was also charged with one misdemeanor count of being under the influence of methamphetamine, Fisch said.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 30, 2013 | By Randee Dawn
Julianna Margulies is almost too glamorous for television. With that raven hair and those fine-cut cheekbones, the 46-year-old actress seems born for adornment on a 22-foot-high screen. But her career has always revved on a higher level on the small screen, in such long-term roles as her seven-year stint on "ER" and, since 2009 as scorned spouse Alicia Florrick in "The Good Wife. " She's received Emmys for both shows but, "Wife" comes with a bonus: Once again, Margulies gets to live in New York City, where she happily mingles with the regular folk on the street and subway, and is tickled not to be recognized - because it lets her observe the human condition and be a better actor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1995 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Scolding her sternly, a Municipal Court judge Wednesday sentenced Victoria Sellers, daughter of the late British comic actor Peter Sellers, to 180 days in jail for possessing enough methamphetamine to keep her awake for several days. "Miss Sellers, get a life," Judge Gregg Marcus told the teary-eyed, 30-year-old actress, magazine writer and onetime pal of convicted Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss in a courtroom packed with photographers from British news organizations.
NEWS
January 3, 1991 | ROBERT ROHWER
Remember the cocktail party segment of television's "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In," where everybody in bell-bottoms and miniskirts danced to "hip" late-'60s music, pausing only long enough for somebody to tell a joke? Well, that's essentially the plot of "The Party," directed by Blake Edwards. The team of comic genius Peter Sellers and Edwards brought to life one of the screen's most unforgettable characters, Inspector Clousseau, in 1964's "The Pink Panther" and "A Shot in the Dark."
NEWS
March 13, 1986 | Associated Press
The daughter of the late actor Peter Sellers was among six Californians indicted Wednesday on charges of participating in an international ring that allegedly used violence to obtain cocaine and collect drug debts. Victoria Sellers, 23, an actress and model, shares a Hollywood, Calif., address with the ring's alleged leader, Reed Wallace, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Judy Russell. She described Wallace, 30, as a talent promoter.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 14, 1993 | JANE GALBRAITH
There are obscure performances . . . and then there are obscure performances. Here's one that's even escaped most biographers of Peter Sellers: Using the nom de cinema A. Queen, Sellers played a homosexual shopkeeper in "A Day at the Beach," a Paramount picture that only recently was uncovered in the studio's London vaults, where it had been lost for 23 years. The picture was never released.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 21, 2004 | David Gritten, Special to The Times
Life, as it turns out, was the death of Peter Sellers. There was the charming, talented public Sellers, jet-setting through a starlet-drenched world. And there was the irrational, abusive, self-loathing private Sellers, who all too often left his charming self at the front door. A complicated comic genius -- both tortured and torturer -- he would die in 1980 of a heart attack at 54 at the top, and the bottom, of his game.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 30, 2001 | CLIFF ROTHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"The Producers" has become a phenomenon on Broadway and a shoo-in for multiple Tony Awards on Sunday, alchemizing Mel Brooks' cooling career and placing a sheen on the cult-classic film from which it was adapted. But the truth is, the now-legendary film had a shaky--and colorful--start. "The Producers" was Brooks' first feature, both as director and writer.
NEWS
December 5, 2004 | Jay Bobbin, Special to The Times
Chalk it up to sad irony: If Peter Sellers hadn't been so personally troubled, he might not have been so professionally brilliant. Renowned for characters as diverse as inept Inspector Jacques Clouseau and dangerous Dr. Strangelove, the late British actor is recalled in the cleverly stylized new HBO movie "The Life and Death of Peter Sellers" on Sunday.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 3, 2004 | Paul Brownfield, Times Staff Writer
In death, great comedians leave behind the sense memory of what made them great -- Jackie Gleason's sweaty snarl, Milton Berle's withering look -- but the case of Peter Sellers, another great comedian, is trickier. Even though Sellers has been canonized with his own shelf at my local video store, I have to admit I haven't thought about him in years. Sellers was a prolific comedic actor and mimic, but he was also an impressionist who failed, in the end, to leave an impression.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 21, 2004 | David Gritten, Special to The Times
Life, as it turns out, was the death of Peter Sellers. There was the charming, talented public Sellers, jet-setting through a starlet-drenched world. And there was the irrational, abusive, self-loathing private Sellers, who all too often left his charming self at the front door. A complicated comic genius -- both tortured and torturer -- he would die in 1980 of a heart attack at 54 at the top, and the bottom, of his game.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 4, 2004
The Coen brothers have remade an almost perfect bit of work in the English comedy-crime movie "The Ladykillers" ("The United States of Coen," March 28). To a real movie buff, this is akin to remaking "Citizen Kane." This is not creative. This is a bad idea. But no flunky underling is going to tell Mr. Hanks or Messrs. Coen that the original movie was a bit of genius and that maybe they should honor creative people by not going for a sure thing and taking a chance on an original script.
NEWS
January 17, 2002 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The American Cinematheque's "Grand Master: The Films of Stanley Kubrick" continues at the Egyptian tonight at 7:30 with the presentation of "Lolita" (1962). When Kubrick brought the controversial Vladimir Nabokov novel to the screen, he cast 15-year-old newcomer Sue Lyon in the title role without specifying her age, which in the book was only 12.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 30, 2001 | CLIFF ROTHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"The Producers" has become a phenomenon on Broadway and a shoo-in for multiple Tony Awards on Sunday, alchemizing Mel Brooks' cooling career and placing a sheen on the cult-classic film from which it was adapted. But the truth is, the now-legendary film had a shaky--and colorful--start. "The Producers" was Brooks' first feature, both as director and writer.
NEWS
December 5, 2004 | Jay Bobbin, Special to The Times
Chalk it up to sad irony: If Peter Sellers hadn't been so personally troubled, he might not have been so professionally brilliant. Renowned for characters as diverse as inept Inspector Jacques Clouseau and dangerous Dr. Strangelove, the late British actor is recalled in the cleverly stylized new HBO movie "The Life and Death of Peter Sellers" on Sunday.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 3, 2004 | Paul Brownfield, Times Staff Writer
In death, great comedians leave behind the sense memory of what made them great -- Jackie Gleason's sweaty snarl, Milton Berle's withering look -- but the case of Peter Sellers, another great comedian, is trickier. Even though Sellers has been canonized with his own shelf at my local video store, I have to admit I haven't thought about him in years. Sellers was a prolific comedic actor and mimic, but he was also an impressionist who failed, in the end, to leave an impression.
NEWS
July 27, 1997 | Michael Wilmington
Nuclear holocaust, imagined as a nightmare comedy. Stanley Kubrick's terrifyingly hilarious, hip 1964 masterpiece, with a triple-role tour de force by Peter Sellers (pictured): He plays a nervous RAF officer, an ineffectual liberal President and a horror-movie version of Henry Kissinger. Co-written by Peter George and Terry Southern, and also starring George C. Scott and Sterling Hayden (as demented generals Buck Turgidson and Jack D.
SPORTS
May 25, 1997 | DAVE KINDRED, THE SPORTING NEWS
Movie star Peter Sellers played so many roles with such conviction that he sometimes misplaced his own identity. A fan once approached him and asked, "Are you Peter Sellers?" He replied, "Not today," and walked on. Today, like Sellers, I am someone else. I am thinking out loud. I'm Rupert Murdoch, a multibillionaire media mogul. I'll buy the Los Angeles Dodgers for $350 million. I would buy them even if they were in the American League.
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