Frederick, Lynne

ACTOR (ENGLAND)
BORN 25 Jul 1954, Hillingdon, Middlesex - DIED 27 Apr 1994, Los Angeles, California
REAL NAME Frederick, Lynne Maria
GRAVE LOCATION London: Golders Green (cremated (ashes buried into the garden mingled with the ashes of Peter Sellers))

Lynne Frederick's parents divorced when she was two years old. She was raised by her mother in Market Harborough, Leicestershire. She intended to become a mathematics teacher, but soon she abandoned this idea to become a movie actress. In 1970 she debuted in "No Blade of Grass" and in 1972 she was Catherine Howard in "Henry VIII And His Six Wives".

She made several more movies and in 1977 she married actor Peter Sellers, the star of the Pink Panther movies. Together they appeared in "The Prisoner of Zenda" (1979). Before Sellers could divorce her he died in 1980 of a heart attack and she inherited his entire estate.

From 1981 to 1982 she was married to Sir David Frost. In 1982 "the Trail of the Pink Panther" was released. It contained unused materials from earlier Pink Panther movies. She sued the producers, claiming that the movie was insulting to the memory of Sellers. In 1985 she won the case. In 1982 she married the surgeon Dr. Barry Unger. They had a child, Cassie, in 1984 and they divorced in 1991. In 1985 she turned down a part in "The Karate Kid, Part II".

In 1994 Victoria Sellers, Peter's daughter from his first marriage, visited her in Los Angeles and saw her drinking large amounts of wodka. Three weeks later she died and during an autopsy the cause of death wasn't found. Her body was transported back to England and cremated at Golders Green in London. Her ashes were mingled with the ashes of Peter Sellers and interred in the garden of Golders Green.

Family
• Husband: Sellers, Peter

Sources
Wikipedia (English)
De Volkskrant

Images

The ashes of Peter Sellers were buried here at Golders Green, London.
Picture by Androom (17 Mar 2006)

 


Freshfield, Douglas William

Published: 2 Jul 2011
Last update: 2 Jul 2011