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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)
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

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Stage: Wrote "The Wisecrackers", produced on Broadway. Comedy. Directed by Clarence Derwent. Fifth Avenue Theatre: 16 Dec 1925 - Dec 1925 (performances). See more »

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