Milestones: Jul. 1, 1985

DIED. John Boulting, 71, British filmmaker who with his twin (and surviving) brother Roy wrote, produced and directed more than 30 films, most of them comedies that poked satirical and iconoclastic fun at a panoply of British institutions: the armed forces (Private's Progress, 1955), diplomacy (Man in a Cocked Hat, 1958), labor unions (I'm All Right, Jack, 1959) and the Church of England (Heavens Above!, 1963); of lung cancer; in Warfield Dale, England. Many of the Boultings' best films featured a recurring cast of bumbling comic actors, including Ian Carmichael, Terry-Thomas and, most notably, Peter Sellers.

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