Peter Sellers had visited Ceylon now Sri Lanka during World War II with an RAF Show

Vernon Corea was a fan of the comdey actor Peter Sellers.

Vernon Corea was a fan of the comdey actor Peter Sellers.

Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan and Harry Secombe in The Goon Show. (Photograph courtesy of Wikipedia)

Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan and Harry Secombe in The Goon Show. (Photograph courtesy of Wikipedia)

World famous actor Peter Sellers who was such a hit in Sri Lanka with his films actually visited the island during World War II entertaining the troops with an RAF Show.

He auditioned for and won a role in Ralph Reader’s RAF Gang Show, which saw him tour India, Ceylon and Burma in small sketch roles and – having discovered his gift for mimicry – doing impressions.

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