Selma Diamond

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Birthday
6, 1920
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
May 13, 1985 (64)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
6, 1920
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
May 13, 1985 (64)

About

Famous for her comedic portrayal of Selma Hacker on the popular NBC series Night Court, she is also notable for her recurring role on the ABC sitcom Too Close for Comfort. Also a television writer, she contributed to Your Show of Shows and Caesar's Hour, receiving an Emmy nomination for her work on the latter program.

Before Fame

After graduating from New York University, she wrote for The New Yorker and for radio programs such as The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet and You Bet Your Life.

Trivia

Over the course of her career, she acted in episodes of The Edge of Night, McMillan and Wife, and Archie Bunker's Place.

Family Life

She spent her earliest days in Ontario, Canada, and the bulk of her childhood in New York City. She later relocated to Los Angeles, where she died of lung cancer in her early sixties.

Associated With

In the early 1950s, Diamond wrote for the Tallulah Bankhead-hosted radio program The Big Show.

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