Peter Ustinov, actor, novelist, stagewright, director and all sorts of other things, was born 100 years ago today on 16-April-1921. He brought dry humor to many roles.
During World War Two, he served in the British Army. Private Ustinov worked with Lieutenant Colonel David Niven on a movie script. The only way they could respect etiquette and work together was for Ustinov to be appointed as Niven's batman (military valet).