Seldes, Marian Hall

Seldes, Marian Hall,

1928–2014, American actress, b. New York City. She studied under Sanford Meisner before making her Broadway debut in Medea (1947). Tall and angular, with a regal bearing and voice, she was especially associated with the work of Edward AlbeeAlbee, Edward
, 1928–2016, American playwright, one of the leading dramatists of his generation, b. Washington, D.C., as Edward Harvey. His most characteristic work constitutes an absurdist commentary on American life, often conveying psychologically probing observations
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, appearing in Tiny Alice (1965), A Delicate Balance (1966–67; Tony Award), Three Tall Women (1994), The Play about the Baby (2001), and Counting the Ways (2003). She also appeared on Broadway in The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore (1964), Equus (1974–77), Isadora Duncan Sleeps with the Russian Navy (1977), Painting Churches (1983), 45 Seconds from Broadway (2001–2), and Deuce (2007). She also taught (1969–92) at Juilliard.


See her autobiography (1978).

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