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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 »

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 1933 This Is America (Documentary) (writer)
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 1933 This Is America (Documentary)
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 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)
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- The Last Tycoon (1951) ... Himself - Guest Co-Host
 1949 Critic at Large (TV Series)
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- Episode #1.22 (1949) ... Himself - Writer / Critic

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Stage: Wrote (w/Erik Charell) material for "Swingin' The Dream", produced on Broadway. Musical comedy/variety. Variation on "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by William Shakespeare. Directed by Erik Charell. Erik Center Theatre: 29 Nov 1939 - 9 Dec 1939 (13 performances). See more »

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Younger brother of journalist George Seldes. See more »


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