Great Madmen of the 20th Century #7


Spike Milligan (and friend)

8 comments:

Tom Sutpen said...

This is actually a Great Madman Two-fer!

swac said...

I know, I was feeling generous!

Brent McKee said...

The question is, who was madder?

Tom Sutpen said...

My reading of it? Sellers. Hands down. Absolute genius, but completely nuts on any level you care to name.

swac said...

Milligan was more clinically mad. Sellers was better at making his madness a professional asset.

Tom Sutpen said...

Not a bad point. Sellers got Britt Ekland, Milligan got Lithium.

orangeguru said...

Many madmen or funny guys actually had a sad history. Milligan suffered terrible from the war, Billy Connolly was sexually abused. So often 'funny' is a way to cope with personal tragedy ...

Richard Gibson said...

Great picture. There was a great documentary on Peter Sellers BBC several years ago. In an interview with Spike he explained that both he and Sellers had captured their families via home movies. Spike had used 8mm camera and Peter a 16mm, because "Peter was richer than me, by 8mm".