A lot of love in the wake of Peter Max’s death
Peter Max was a man of few words.
He was born in 1939 in Adelaide to a working class family, his father a miner.
When he was eight he attended a local primary school, where he was called into the classroom every day to help with homework.
He did so often, even being called to be the teacher of a special needs pupil.
Peter Max’s father, Bob Max, who died in 2012, was a coal miner and former president of the Australian Coal Association.
Peter was born with a rare genetic disorder called the condition spina bifida, which makes it impossible for muscles and joints to expand normally.
In childhood he was unable to walk or run, and his legs were paralyzed.
He would walk, crawl and crawl and run in his mother’s womb, which she had delivered at 15 weeks’ gestation.
Peter and his older sister, Emma, were born with cerebral palsy and his mother died when he was only nine months old.
But Peter’s disability did not stop him from doing his best to get through his childhood.
At a young age, he was fascinated by theatre and was introduced to a local theatre group in his early teens, before being given a role in a local production of The Little Prince.
He would perform the role of the prince in front of the entire audience and, with a bit of help from his mum, he got his first film role.
Peter began acting at a young time and by the age of 17 he was playing roles in local plays and plays for a stage company.
He soon became known for his versatility as a performer and would often change roles to meet demand, as well as for his distinctive accent.
His career took off in the late 1950s, when he started appearing in shows such as The Lady in the Lake and The Last Train to Clarksdale.
Peter’s career took a turn for the better in the early 1970s, thanks to a successful run of stage and screen roles, when his character in the classic film A Place in the Sun was turned into a TV series.
He also appeared in several films including A Place to Call Home, the musical The Story of Peter and the Man, and the popular children’s picture The Lion and the Elephant.
But it was his starring role in the 1973 movie The Secret Life of Pets that really took him to the big time.
Peter became the star of the film, starring alongside his then wife, Audrey Hepburn.
He played the lead role of Petunia in the film and in the decades that followed, Peter was known for portraying many different roles, from a loving father to a cruel tyrant to a loveable but tragic man.
Peter, who was awarded the Royal Academy of Film and Television Arts for his role in The Secret Lives of Pets, died in 2013 at the age 89.