The Claire Mason Lecture Series: Women of Distinction
Presents Guest Speaker Marian Seldes Actor, Director, & Author
With a career spanning more than seven decades, Marian Seldes has distinguished herself as an actor, director, author, teacher, mother, grandmother, and world record-holder.
October 14, 2010
William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus
55 Lex Ave. at 24th St.,
1 PM • Room 14-220
From her 1947 debut in Judith Andersons “Medea,” Seldes has starred in more than 95 stage productions, made more than 75 TV appearances, and performed in several dozen motion pictures.
This year she received the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Tony Award. Other honors include a Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, two Obie Awards, and an induction into the Theatre Hall of Fame. A consummate performer, Seldes even earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for never missing a show when she starred in “Deathtrap.”
She has authored an autobiography (The Bright Lights: A Theater Life) and a novel (Time Together). As a drama teacher at the Julliard School, Seldes’s students included Kevin Kline, Robin Williams, Laura Linney, Kelsey Grammer, and Patti LuPone.