Was Peter Sellers Jewish?

Peter Sellers

Well, to make a long story short, Peter Sellers was Jewish!

Since Peter Sellers's mother was Jewish, and in Orthodox Judaism and Conservative Judaism, those with a Jewish mother (or those who underwent a halakhic conversion) are considered Jewish, then that makes him Jewish. His father was not Jewish.

Peter Sellers (whose full birth name was Richard Henry Sellers) was born on 8 September 1925 in England. Peter Sellers passed away on 24 July 1980 (aged 54).

He was an English film actor, comedian and singer. He is best known for movies such as Dr. Strangelove (1964), What's New, Pussycat? (1965), Casino Royale (1967), The Party (1968), Being There (1979) and five films of the Pink Panther series (1963–78).

(Added: 22/09/2016)

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