This Day in Jewish History,1980 Human Chameleon Peter Sellers Dies: ‘There Is No Me... I Had It Surgically Removed’

‘Monster’ to an ex-wife but lionized for his roles from Dr. Strangelove to the Pink Panther detective, this rare comic genius had a real problem understanding his own self.

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On July 24, 1980, the comic actor Peter Sellers – who, like the chameleon with which he was often compared, could take on almost any imaginable persona in performance, but who, in his own life, admitted that...