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Peter Ustinov
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Born in Swiss Cottage, London
Born on 16th of April 1921
Died on 28th of March 2004

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1921 - 2004 . British actor and playwright and raconteur extraordinaire.



Son of White Russian parents. First appeared on stage in 1938. Film appearances included Spartacus (1960) and Death on the Nile (1978). Also a playwright, his successful plays including The Love of Four Colonels (1951) and Romanoff and Juliet (1956). Won many awards and knighted in 1990.

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