Marian Seldes, 1928-2014

Marian SeldesThe theatre world lost one of its greats yesterday. The multitalented actor Marian Seldes died in New York on Monday, October 6, 2014 at age 86.

Television and film audiences would recognize her from her work in various films such as 1995’s Truman, with Gary Sinise in the title role, Leatherheads (2008, with George Clooney and Renee Zellweger), multi-Oscar-nominated epic film The Greatest Story Ever Told, and 2003’s ensemble film Mona Lisa Smile. She also made guest appearances on numerous television episodes, including roles as Mr. Big’s mother on Sex & the City and Murphy Brown’s eccentric aunt. But her favorite parts belonged to the stage. Her last appearance was in 2007, but over the course of a 60 year stage career, she built a collection of five Tony awards for best actress and one Special Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2010. This included a Tony for her marathon run in Deathtrap with John Wood and Victor Garber, which ran 1793 performances, 1978-1982.

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