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  Peter Ustinov - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Peter Ustinov's mother, Nadia (Nadezhda) Leontievna Benois, was a painter and ballet designer of Russian, French and Italian ancestry.
Ustinov was educated at Westminster School and had a difficult and uncertain childhood because of his parents' constant bickering and personality clashes.
Ustinov was the midpoint guest on the night of David Letterman's famous "upside down show," during which the television camera was gradually rotated 360 degrees over the course of the hour.
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 Peter Ustinov - Biography - Moviefone
Hirsute, puckish "renaissance man" Peter Ustinov was born in England to parents of Russian lineage.
Trained at the London Theatre Studio, Ustinov was on stage from the age of 17, performing sketches written by himself in the 1939 revue Late Joys.
Perhaps Ustinov's most ambitious film directorial project was Billy Budd (1962), a laudable if not completely successful attempt to transfer the allegorical style of Herman Melville to the screen.
movies.aol.com /celebrity/peter-ustinov/114937/biography   (326 words)

  
 The Biography Channel - Peter Ustinov Biography
Peter was born to Russian parents in London.
Peter has made over 50 films, including starring a number of times as Hercule Poirot in the film adaptations of Agatha Christie’s crime novels.
Peter was always a writer and director as well as an actor.
www.thebiographychannel.co.uk /biography_home/288:0/Peter_Ustinov.htm   (354 words)

  
 Peter Ustinov 1921 - 2004 at tedstrong.com
Ustinov's biographer, John Miller, once remarked that the actor, who was knighted in 1990, "had enough careers for about six other men." Though confined to a wheelchair later in his life, Ustinov continued to raise money for UNICEF and most recently appeared in the film Luther.
Ustinov married Helene du Lau d' Allemans in 1972, and remained married to her until his death.
Peter was awarded the CBE (Companion of the Order of the British Empire) in 1975; and knighted Sir Peter Ustinov in 1990.
www.tedstrong.com /peter-ustinov-04.shtml   (581 words)

  
 Peter (Alexander) Ustinov Biography | Dictionary of Literary Biography
Peter Ustinov was born in London soon after his parents, Iona and Nadia Benois Ustinov, arrived in England, and his ancestry was cosmopolitan.
Ustinov was educated at Westminster School (1934-1937) and trained as an actor at the London Theatre Studio (1937-1939), from which he quickly emerged to score a youthful comic success at the Players' Club with an impersonation of a female German lieder singer.
Although Ustinov's output for the theater has declined in both quantity and quality, his dramatic career still appears remarkable when one assesses it as only part of a theatrical life which continues to encompass acting and directing for both film and television as well as the stage.
www.bookrags.com /biography/peter-alexander-ustinov-dlb   (1329 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Sir Peter Ustinov, actor and UNICEF ambassador, dies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
GENEVA (AP) — Sir Peter Ustinov, a brilliant wit and mimic who won two Oscars for an acting career that ranged from the evil Nero in "Quo Vadis" to the quirky Agatha Christie detective Hercule Poirot, has died.
Ustinov treated getting older the way he treated everything else in his life — as another experience to be added to his repertoire of anecdotes, quips and material for books.
Ustinov was married three times, and is survived by his four children and his third wife.
www.usatoday.com /life/people/2004-03-29-ustinov_x.htm   (1257 words)

  
 PETER USTINOV BIOGRAPHY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Sir Peter Alexander Ustinov was born Peter Alexander von Ustinow in Swiss Cottage, London on April 16, 1921.
Peter Ustinov’s mother, Nadezhda (Nadia) Leontievna Benois, was a painter and ballet designer of mixed Russian, French and Italian ancestry.
Peter Ustinov was awarded the CBE in 1975.
www.peterustinov.org   (709 words)

  
 Oscar winner Sir Peter Ustinov dies - Salon
GENEVA (AP)-- Sir Peter Ustinov, a brilliant wit and mimic who won two Oscars for an acting career that ranged from the evil Nero in "Quo Vadis" to the quirky Agatha Christie detective Hercule Poirot, has died.
Ustinov, a renaissance man whose talents included writing plays, movies and novels as well as directing operas, also devoted himself to the world's children for more 30 years as a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF.
Ustinov treated getting older the way he treated everything else in his life -- as another experience to be added to his repertoire of anecdotes, quips and material for books.
dir.salon.com /story/ent/wire/2004/03/29/ustinov/index.html   (1211 words)

  
 Transcript: Actor Sir Peter Ustinov 08/25/99
Sir Peter Ustinov: Well, I think I must have started very young because in some family album, which I am eager to keep hidden, there's a picture of me with nothing on a beach but my father's hat, a stiff collar, and a walking stick.
Sir Peter Ustinov: I'll be in Thai land because we always go to the same hotel and occupy the same room every year at that time.
Sir Peter Ustinov: I worked there with Humphrey Bogart and since then I've been asked endless questions about him and I'm always forced to reply, that had I known he was going to become an icon,I would have studied him more closely.
www.time.com /time/community/transcripts/1999/082599ustinov.html   (2857 words)

  
 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Features -- Actor, author Peter Ustinov dies at 82
Sir Peter Ustinov, center, smiles framed by his friends Swiss actress Ursula Andress, right, British actor Roger Moore and his wife Christina Tulstrup, left, during a TV show recording in Berlin in 2001 to celebrate Ustinov's 80th birthday.
Peter Ustinov gets a kiss from Italian actress Sophia Loren as she holds his Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his role in "Topkapi" in Paris, in this May 9, 1965 file photo.
Ustinov was the first to admit that laughter had been a lifelong drug, confessing: "I was irrevocably betrothed to laughter, the sound of which has always seemed to me to be the most civilized music in the world."
www.signonsandiego.com /news/features/20040329-0910-people-ustinov.html   (827 words)

  
 CNN.com - Oscar-winner Peter Ustinov dies - Mar 29, 2004
Ustinov was being treated in a clinic at Genolier, near his home in Bursins among vineyards overlooking Lake Geneva.
Ustinov confessed to having a life-long addiction to laughter.
Ustinov was educated at the prestigious Westminster School, but hated it and left at 16.
www.cnn.com /2004/SHOWBIZ/Movies/03/29/ustinov.obituary   (579 words)

  
 In Remembrance- Peter Ustinov
Ustinov was born on April 16, 1921 in London, England, the only son of a Russian artist mother and a journalist father.
Ustinov was able to show his versatility, speaking in Dutch and Latin as well as English.
Ustinov is well remembered in the 1980’s by Agatha Christie fans by portraying detective Hercule Poirot in five films on the big screen and TV.
www.filmbuffonline.com /InRemembrance/PeterUstinov.htm   (727 words)

  
 Romanoff & Juliet - Peter Ustinov, Sandra Dee 1961
Peter Ustinov's character runs his tiny republic with simple ambitons and common sense in contrast to the absurdity of the U.S. and Russians vying for the miniscule country's vote in the U.N. These star-crossed lovers are destined to get together.
Peter Ustinov is very likeable and extremely funny in his role, but so are all the other actors.
Ustinov is the leader of Concordia with more than a touch of mischief and Cupid in his soul.
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 PETER USTINOV / 1921-2004 / Multi-talented actor known as great wit and humanitarian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Ustinov was a delightful storyteller, and his delightfulness was hardly diminished by the fact that he seemed to delight himself at least as much as his listeners.
Ustinov was born in England in 1921 to Russian parents -- his mother an artist and his father a journalist.
Ustinov inherited from his father a talent for nonfiction, appearing in and producing numerous documentaries and travelogues throughout his life.
sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2004/03/30/MNGF75TEEE1.DTL   (658 words)

  
 Salon Arts & Entertainment | The adventures of Sir Peter Ustinov   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
On its surface, "On the Trail," a co-production of WNET in New York and Granada Television, is a lighthearted travelogue.
Sir Peter bathes at a Maori communal spa, speaks about Mercedes-Benzes with a young Tibetan Buddhist who's revered as the reincarnation of an 800-year-old deity and drops in on the personals department of a Bombay newspaper.
And bucking the standard liberal line a bit, Ustinov suggests that a country's attempt to "reclaim" its heritage as a way of casting off the psychological shackles of colonialism will in most cases be futile, if not also counterproductive.
www.salon.com /ent/tv/int/1999/08/24/ustinov   (1298 words)

  
 CNN.com - Oscar-winning actor Peter Ustinov dies - Mar 29, 2004
Among Ustinov's other roles were the voice of "Babar the Elephant," a doctor in the film "Lorenzo's Oil" (1992) and Agatha Christie's Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, which Ustinov played in two theatrical features and three TV movies.
Ustinov was also a capable writer, and wrote novels, short stories, stage plays and screen adaptations.
Ustinov was married three times and is survived by his third wife, Helene du Lau d'Allemans, and four children.
www.cnn.com /2004/SHOWBIZ/Movies/03/29/obit.ustinov   (899 words)

  
 Boston.com / A&E / Celebrity news / Peter Ustinov, actor and UNICEF ambassador, dies at 82   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Peter Ustinov, actor and UNICEF ambassador, dies at 82
Sir Peter Ustinov, a brilliant wit and mimic who won two Oscars for an acting career that ranged from the evil Nero in "Quo Vadis" to the quirky Agatha Christie detective Hercule Poirot, has died.
Sir Peter Ustinov at the taping of a TV show in Berlin in 2001 celebrating his 80th birthday; getting a kiss from Sophia Loren after Ustinov won the Oscar for his supporting role in "Topkapi" in 1965.
www.boston.com /ae/celebrity/articles/2004/03/29/peter_ustinov_actor_and_unicef_ambassador_dies_at_82   (1260 words)

  
 Playbill News: British Stage and Film Star Peter Ustinov Is Dead at 82
Peter Ustinov, the portly, bearded Renaissance man of British theatre, who carried on simultaneous careers as actor, director, playwright and all-around wit for half a century, died in Switzerland on March 28.
Ustinov's many accomplishments included a fluency in several languages (French, German, English, Italian, Russian and Spanish), the authorship of novels ("The Loser," "Krumnagel"), a book of cartoons ("We Were Only Human") and a memoir ("Dear Me"), as well as work as a good will ambassador for the U.N. Children's Fund.
Peter Ustinov was born on April 16, 1921, to a journalist father and an artist mother, both partly of Russian descent.
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 Boston.com / A&E / Celebrity news / Actor, Author Peter Ustinov Dies at 82   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Oscar-winning British actor and playwright Peter Ustinov, one of the world's best loved raconteurs and mimics, has died at the age of 82.
Raised in Britain of Russian parentage, Ustinov was a London revue star as a teenager and wrote his first play at 19.
Ustinov was the first to admit that laughter had been a life-long drug, confessing: "I was irrevocably betrothed to laughter, the sound of which has always seemed to me to be the most civilized music in the world."
www.boston.com /ae/celebrity/articles/2004/03/29/oscar_winner_peter_ustinov_dies_at_82   (720 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Film | Obituary: Sir Peter Ustinov
Despite a successful career as journalist, actor, playwright and author, Sir Peter Ustinov was at his best telling his own stories, and revelled in the role of raconteur.
Peter Ustinov was born in London two months after his mother arrived from St Petersburg to join her husband, a journalist.
Deeply sensitive to the injustices of the world, Peter Ustinov was a roving ambassador for the United Nations Children's Fund, and considered himself an international citizen.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/entertainment/film/1260975.stm   (701 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Film | Actor Sir Peter Ustinov dies
The son of part-Russian parents, Sir Peter was famed as a raconteur and was an ambassador for charity Unicef.
BBC presenter Michael Parkinson said Sir Peter was in his "top five" interviewees of all time, describing him as a "good writer and actor, a wonderful raconteur and as such, God's gift to the talk show host".
Sir Peter was born in London in 1921, after his father, an officer in the Russian Czar's army, refused to take an oath to the Eastern Orthodox church because he was a Protestant.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/entertainment/film/3578415.stm   (711 words)

  
 UNICEF - UNICEF People - Sir Peter Ustinov
Sir Peter Ustinov’s accomplishments in the humanitarian arena and his unique and vastly effective work for more than 35 years as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador will never be forgotten, especially by the millions of children whose lives he directly influenced through his partnership with UNICEF.
Sir Peter was born in London in 1921 into a culturally diverse family — a Russian, German, French and Italian mix.
Sir Peter is survived by one son and three daughters, and his wife, Lady Hélène.
www.unicef.org /people/people_sir_peter_ustinov.html   (622 words)

  
 Peter Ustinov | Biography (1921-2004)
Sir Peter Ustinov (born Peter Alexander Ustinov) was born in London in 1921, after his father, an officer in the Russian Czar's army, refused to take an oath to the Eastern Orthodox church because he was a Protestant.
Ustinov used to allude in his speeches and stories to his father's espionage work and with the recent release of official papers it would seem that Wright was right (no pun intended) about Ustinov's father.
Ustinov was married three times - first to Isolde Denham, Isolde Denham, daughter of Reginald Denham and Moyna MacGill.
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 Peter Ustinov - Best Supporting Actor: MovieActors.com
Peter Ustinov won his first Supporting Actor Oscar for playing the clownish slave in ancient Rome epic...
Ustinov won his second Supporting Oscar for playing the small time con man and tourist guide that was duped by a sharper pair.
Peter Ustinov was nominated in 1951, for QUO VADIS.
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 Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinovs Grossvater war ein russischer Offizier in den Diensten der Armee des Zaren gewesen.
Peter Ustinovs in Jaffa geborener Vater war denn auch deutscher Staatsbürger, der im Ersten Weltkrieg in der Armee des Kaisers diente, ehe er 1918 nach England zog, wo er journalistisch tätig war, u.a.
Peter Ustinovs letzte Arbeit vor der Kamera kann zur Zeit, 2004, in den Schweizer Kinos bewundert werden.
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 Peter Ustinov News
Pierce Brosnan is set to return to the big screen as master thief Thomas Crown in a remake of Peter Ustinov's 1964 crime caper Topkapi.
This week's arrest of six Canadians of Tamil origin on terrorism charges reminds me of Sir Peter Ustinov's brilliant maxim: "Terrorism is the war of the poor, and war is the terrorism of the rich." In an...
Ustinov's grandfather was a Russian officer in the tsar's army who was exiled because of his religious beliefs.
www.topix.net /who/peter-ustinov   (558 words)

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