No photo available. Represent Gilbert Seldes? Add or change photos at IMDbPro
Down 427,213 this week

Gilbert Seldes (1893–1970)

Gilbert Vivian Seldes was an American journalist, music and drama critic, author and playwright. A native of Alliance, New Jersey, and a Harvard graduate, Seldes is best remembered as the author of "The Seven Lively Arts" (1924). While at Harvard, his roommate, Irving Pichel, wagered one dollar that he could memorize the full text of Shakespeare's ... See full bio »

Related News

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Gilbert Seldes's work have you seen?

User Polls

Known For


Jump to: Writer | Editor | Self
Hide Hide Show Show Writer (1 credit)
 1933 This Is America (Documentary) (writer)
Hide Hide Show Show Editor (1 credit)
 1933 This Is America (Documentary)
Hide Hide Show Show Self (4 credits)
 1963 The World of Benny Goodman (TV Movie)
 1960 Today (TV Series)
- Episode dated 9 June 1960 (1960) ... Himself
 1951 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Himself - Guest Co-Host
- The Last Tycoon (1951) ... Himself - Guest Co-Host
 1949 Critic at Large (TV Series)
Himself - Writer / Critic
- Episode #1.22 (1949) ... Himself - Writer / Critic

Personal Details

Other Works:

(book) "The Seven Lively Arts". New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1924. See more »

Did You Know?


Father of Marian Seldes See more »

Star Sign:


Message Boards

Discuss Gilbert Seldes on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page