Marian Seldes Biography


Marian Seldes was an American actress. Marian Seldes is not having an affair with anyone presently.

More about the relationship

Marian Seldes was initially married to Julian Claman. The pair was together from 3 November 1953 to 1961. They had a daughter together: Katharine Claman.

Seldes’ second marriage was to Garson Kanin. They married on 19 June 1990 and were together until Garson’s death on 13 March 1999.

Relationship Facts of Marian Seldes

  • Marian Seldes is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • Her sexual orientation is straight.

Who was Marian Seldes?

Marian Seldes was an American actress. People mostly know her for her roles in movies including ‘Deathtrap’, ‘Ring Round the Moon’, and ‘Dinner at Eight’ among others.

Additionally, in 1967, Marian SelMarian Seldes was an American actressdes won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for ‘A Delicate Balance.’


This actress at the age of 86, passed away on October 6, 2014, in her Central Park South apartment. However, the reason for her demise is yet not revealed.

Marian Seldes: Age, Parents, Ethnicity, Education

Seldes was born in Manhattan, New York City, New York as Marian Hall Seldes on August 23, 1928. She was born to parents Gilbert Seldes and Alice Wadhams Hall. Her mother was a socialite. Additionally, she had one brother, Timothy.

She became interested in the world of acting since her childhood years. She was of American nationality. Furthermore, she belonged to the mixed ethnic background of Ashkenazi Jewish and English.

Talking about her education, Seldes attended the Neighborhood Playhouse. In addition, she also attended Dalton School in New York City.

Marian Seldes: Career, Salary, Net Worth

Marian Seldes initially made her Broadway theatre debut in 1948. Additionally, she had her first television role as Lady Macduff in the TV series ‘Sure As Fate.’ In the same year, she also appeared in another TV series ‘Hands of Mystery.’ She also played the role of Emily Bronte in the TV movie ‘Our Sister Emily.’

Since then, she appeared in numerous other movies and television series. All in all, she had over 100 credits as an actress.

Some other movies and television series that Seldes had appeared in are ‘Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life’, ‘Nurse Jackie’, ‘The Extra Man’, ‘The Metropolitan Opera HD Live’, ‘Leatherheads’, ‘August Rush’, ‘The Visitor’, ‘Suburban Girl’, ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’, ‘Big Day’, ‘In from the Night’, ‘The Book of Daniel’, ‘Clubhouse’, ‘Plainsong’, ‘Frasier’, ‘Mona Lisa Smile’, ‘America’s Most Terrible Things’, ‘Half Hour to Kill’, etc.

Her other screen projects are ‘Hollywood Ending’, ‘The Education of Max Bickford’, ‘A Nero Wolfe Mystery’, ‘100 Centre Street’, ‘The Others’, ‘The Haunting’, ‘Celebrity’, ‘Sex and the City’, ‘Digging to China’, ‘Truman’, ‘In the Best of Families: Marriage, Pride & Madness’, ‘The General Motors Playwrights Theater’, ‘The Gun in Betty Lou’s Handbag’, ‘Murder, She Wrote’, ‘Good & Evil’, ‘In a Pig’s Eye’, ‘Gertrude Stein and a Companion!’, and ‘Kate McShane’ among others.

Seldes garnered the OFTA Television Award nomination in 1999 for her performance in ‘Sex and the City’ in the category of Best Guest Actress in a Cable Series.

Seldes had not revealed her salary. Furthermore, there are no details available about what her net worth was when she was alive.

Marian Seldes: Rumors, Controversies

Seldes became part of a controversy after her documentary came under fire due to its content. Throughout her career, Marian was not part of any notable controversies.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Talking about her body measurement, Marian Seldes had a height of 5 feet 9 inches and average weight. Additionally, her hair color was blonde and her eye color was dark brown.

Social Media

Seldes was not active over social sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


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