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Marian Seldes

Director, Performer
( b. Aug 23, 1928 New York, New York, USA - d. Oct 06, 2014 New York, New York, USA ) Female
Relations: Daughter of Gilbert Seldes
Sister of Timothy Seldes
Wife of Julian Claman (1953 - 1961) divorced
Wife of Garson Kanin (1990 - 1999) his death

Biography: Marian Seldes was born on August 23, 1928 in Manhattan. She was the daughter of Alice Wadhams Hall and Gilbert Seldes. Her teachers included Sanford Meisner, Katharine Cornell, and Martha Graham. She has one daughter, Katharine, by her first husband, Julian Claman. In 1990, she married Garson Kanin. They were married until his death in 1999.

Film/TV Credits: Film includes: "The Greatest Story Ever Told," "Digging to China" (with Kevin Bacon), "Town and Country" (with Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton and Goldie Hawn), and "Mona Lisa Smile" (with Julia Roberts). TV includes: "Studio One," "Philco Television Playhouse," "Perry Mason," "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," "Law & Order," "Murphy Brown" and "Murder, She Wrote."

Trivia:
She was featured in the Guinness Book of World Records as "most durable actress" after appearing in 1,809 Broadway performances of Ira Levin's Deathtrap.
Seldes taught acting at The Juilliard School from 1967 to 1991 and at Fordham University's Lincoln Center campus since 2002.
She played a serving girl in Medea for her stage debut in 1947. The production was directed by John Gielgud and starred Judith Anderson.
She is known for playing various roles in the Albee canon.
The marquees of Broadway theatres were dimmed in her honor on October 8, 2014.



ProductionsDate of Productions
Deuce
[Play, Original]
  • Starring: Marian Seldes [Midge Barker]
May 06, 2007 - Aug 19, 2007
Dinner at Eight
[Play, Comedy, Revival]
  • Performer: Marian Seldes
        Carlotta Vance (Dec 03, 2002 - ?)
Dec 19, 2002 - Jan 26, 2003
45 Seconds From Broadway
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Also Starring: Marian Seldes [Rayleen]
Nov 11, 2001 - Jan 13, 2002
Ring Round the Moon
[Play, Comedy, Revival]
  • Performer: Marian Seldes [Madame Desmermortes]
Apr 28, 1999 - Jun 27, 1999
Ivanov
[Play, Revival]
  • Performer: Marian Seldes [Zinaida Savishna]
Nov 20, 1997 - Jan 04, 1998
Deathtrap
[Play, Mystery, Thriller, Comedy, Original]
  • Performer: Marian Seldes [Myra Bruhl]
Feb 26, 1978 - Jun 13, 1982
The Merchant
[Play, Original]
  • Also Starring: Marian Seldes [Rivka Kolner]
Nov 16, 1977 - Nov 19, 1977
Equus
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Also Starring: Marian Seldes [Hesther Saloman]
  • Performer: Marian Seldes
        Dora Strang - Replacement
Oct 24, 1974 - Oct 02, 1977
Next Time I'll Sing to You
[Play, Revival]
  • Directed by Marian Seldes
Jan 02, 1974 - Jan 06, 1974
Father's Day
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Performer: Marian Seldes [Marian]
Mar 16, 1971 - Mar 16, 1971
Before You Go
[Play, Original]
  • Performer: Marian Seldes [Woman]
Jan 11, 1968 - Feb 03, 1968
A Delicate Balance
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Also Starring: Marian Seldes [Julia]
Sep 22, 1966 - Jan 14, 1967
Tiny Alice
[Play, Original]
  • Standby: Marian Seldes [Miss Alice]
Dec 29, 1964 - May 22, 1965
The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore
[Play, Revival]
  • Performer: Marian Seldes [Blackie]
Jan 01, 1964 - Jan 04, 1964
A Gift of Time
[Play, Original]
  • Standby: Marian Seldes [Lael Tucker Wertenbaker]
  • Also Starring: Marian Seldes [Susan Loring]
Feb 22, 1962 - May 12, 1962
The Wall
[Play, Original]
  • Understudy: Marian Seldes [Rachel Apt]
  • Also Starring: Marian Seldes [Symka Berson]
Oct 11, 1960 - Mar 04, 1961
The Chalk Garden
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Also Starring: Marian Seldes [Olivia]
Oct 26, 1955 - Mar 31, 1956
Ondine
[Play, Romance, Original]
  • Performer: Marian Seldes [Bertha]
Feb 18, 1954 - Jul 03, 1954
The High Ground
[Play, Original]
  • Performer: Marian Seldes [Nurse Phillips]
Feb 20, 1951 - Mar 10, 1951
The Tower Beyond Tragedy
[Play, Original]
  • Performer: Marian Seldes [Electra]
Nov 26, 1950 - Dec 22, 1950
That Lady
[Play, Drama, Romance, Original]
  • Performer: Marian Seldes [Anichu at 18]
Nov 22, 1949 - Jan 28, 1950
Medea
[Play, Drama, Tragedy, Revival]
  • Performer: Marian Seldes [Second Woman of Corinth]
May 02, 1949 - May 21, 1949
Crime and Punishment
[Play, Drama, Revival]
  • Performer: Marian Seldes [Dounia]
Dec 22, 1947 - Jan 24, 1948
Medea
[Play, Drama, Tragedy, Revival]
  • Performer: Marian Seldes [Attendant to Medea]
Oct 20, 1947 - May 15, 1948
Touring ProductionsDates of Touring Productions
Three Tall Women
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Performer: Marian Seldes [A]
Oct 24, 1995 - May 25, 1996
Special EventsDate of Special Events
A Wonderful Life
[Musical, Benefit, Original]
  • Also Starring: Marian Seldes
Dec 12, 2005 - Dec 12, 2005
2010 Tony Award® Special Award for Lifetime Achievement
winner Marian Seldes [recipient]
2006 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Marian Seldes (for "Dedication or The Stuff of Dreams") [nominee]
2003 Tony Award® Best Featured Actress in a Play
Dinner at Eight [nominee]
Performer: Marian Seldes
2001 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actress in a Play
Marian Seldes (for "The Play About the Baby") [nominee]
2001 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Marian Seldes (for "The Butterfly Collection") [nominee]
1999 Tony Award® Best Actress in a Play
Ring Round the Moon [nominee]
Performer: Marian Seldes
1999 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Ring Round the Moon [nominee]
Performer: Marian Seldes
1998 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Ivanov [nominee]
Performer: Marian Seldes
1978 Tony Award® Best Featured Actress in a Play
Deathtrap [nominee]
Performer: Marian Seldes
1971 Tony Award® Best Actress in a Play
Father's Day [nominee]
Performer: Marian Seldes
1971 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Performance
winner Father's Day [winner]
Performer: Marian Seldes
1967 Tony Award® Best Featured Actress in a Play
winner A Delicate Balance [winner]
Also Starring: Marian Seldes
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