Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Peter Sellers & Family at Disneyland
47 years ago, comedian Peter Sellers (best known for "Dr. Strangelove" and "The Pink Panther") visited Disneyland with his wife at the time, Britt Eklund (the marriage lasted a total of 4 years), and his kids. This wire photo shows them in the Disneyland Hotel vehicle, ready for a fun day at the park.
ANAHEIM, Calif., April 7—SELLERS ON OUTING BEFORE HEART ATTACK—This picture of British actor Peter Sellers, critically ill in Hollywood of a heart attack, was made last Saturday as he and his bride, Swedish actress Britt Eklund, began a visit through Disneyland with Sellers' children by a former marriage, Sarah, 4, and Michael, 8. Sellers was stricken early yesterday.
Apparently, Sellers had approximately 13 heart attacks that spring, and eventually was given a pacemaker in 1977. He passed away in 1980, shortly before he was about to undergo surgery.
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