Marian Hall Seldes (born August 23, 1928) is an American stage, film, radio, and television actress whose career has spanned six decades. She was elected to the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 1995. Seldes was born in New York City, the daughter of Alice 'Amanda' Wadhams (Hall), a socialite, and Gilbert Seldes, a journalist, author, and editor. Her uncle was journalist George Seldes. Seldes's paternal grandparents were Russian Jewish immigrants, and her mother was from a 'prominent WASP family,' the 'Episcopalian blue-blooded Halls.' Seldes had a brother, Timothy, and grew up in a creative environment, studying acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse. Her mother's sister, Marian Wells Hall (died 1972), was a prominent American interior decorator.
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