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Seldes, Marian (Actor)
(1928 - 2014)

Marian Seldes was on the faculty of the Julliard School of Drama. Among her students were Kevin Kline, Kevin Spacey, and Laura Linney.

Date Episode Title Plot
1974-01-07 0002 Return of the Moresbys (The) A husband kills his wife for donating all their money. Now, he is certain that she has been reincarnated in the form of a...
1974-01-14 0009 Death Rides a Stallion An old flame torments a playboy after her death in a horse riding accident.
1974-01-17 0012 You Can Die Again A husband believes himself culpable for the murder of his wife. He is also convinced of his affair with another woman. But...
1974-02-09 0034 Deadly Hour (The) A self-doubting man is nearly driven to insanity by the infidelity of his wife and stops speaking. Years later in a...
1974-02-12 0036 Dream of Death (A) Reincarnation beliefs of a college professor are accompanied by the dread of having broken an ancient agreement
1974-02-19 0042 Sea Fever A fearsome captain of the seas inflicts the ultimate punishment for people who even dare to look at his wife. But some...
1974-02-26 0046 Edge of Death (The) A farmer can't do anything but watch helplessly as his wife is slowly consumes by an undefined illness. One day he finds a...
1974-03-06 0052 Sending (The) Innocent co-eds at a college get their souls sold to the demon by their professor. Black magic is afoot as the professor...
1974-03-11 0054 Thing in the Cave (The) Every uncharted cavern has its own pasts and mysterious. Two couples get trapped in one with an infamous inhabitant.
1974-03-14 0057 Fall of the House of Usher (The) The evergreen horror tale by Edgar Allan Poe tells the story of a heir driven insane by the ancient house of Usher, which he...
1974-03-26 0063 Death by Whose Hands Set nearly a hundred years back, this story is about a prosthetic surgeon's transplant of the hand of a prodigious musician...
1974-04-01 0066 Black Cat (The) A hasty marriage for wealth is rued by a man who finds both his wife and her cat repulsive. He is slowly convinced by the...
1974-04-09 0071 Murder Museum (The) A wax museum made especially for infamous criminals is an eerie concept. Things become creepy when it becomes the place for...
1974-04-18 0077 Portrait of Death (A) A man suddenly achieves the power to become a great painter. But all his subjects seem to meet their ends quite as suddenly....
1974-04-25 0081 Sunset to Sunrise A daughter remembers how her mother turned into a vampire.
1974-05-01 0084 Death Bell (The) Family genealogy research gets a man into trouble with the IRA who believe he is from the police.
1974-05-02 0085 Dracula The classic Bram Stoker tale retold. A young girl is progressively being drained of her life-force and must stake the...
1974-05-07 0087 Suicide Club (The) Russian roulette, anyone? A high stake gambler finds the game getting the better of him as his new club demands him to...
1974-05-16 0093 Trouble with Ruth (The) Despite her best attempts, a kleptomaniac falls back into her old ways and is found out by some thieves. They blackmail her...
1974-05-21 0095 Longest Knife (The) A mother makes a promise to avenge her son who has been murdered by a third world dictator.
1974-06-03 0100 To Kill with Confidence While traveling across the country, a couple of newlyweds are forced to stop at a nearby town due to engine trouble. The...
1974-06-06 0102 Deadly Darling Dolores A conspiracy to destroy all animal life on the planet is exposed by a scientist.
1974-06-18 0107 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde An unforeseen accident gives birth to the evil alter ego of the doctor in charge of the experiment.
1974-07-03 0113 Secret Life of Bobby Deland (The) A couple suffering from the death of their only child take in a young waif to fill the void in their lives. At first the...
1974-07-15 0118 Canterville Ghost (The) In this classic tale by Oscar Wilde, a spirit repeatedly attempts to drive away the new owners of his castle and instead,...
1974-07-22 0121 Deadly Process (The) In order to save his job and further his career, an unskilled engineer pilfers the secret to a revolutionary process from an...
1974-07-25 0123 My Sister -- Death A twisted and humorous tale about a woman's attempts to drive her sister to madness.
1974-08-01 0126 Hit Man (The) A chance meeting with the wife of his next victim changes the mindset of a hired gun.
1974-08-20 0136 Preview of Death (A) A young woman and her husband own a resort that has a working cable car. Her brother, an upright engineer suspects that the...
1974-08-26 0139 Deadliest Favor (The) A guy is running away from the police and takes shelter in a friend's house. The friend is a novelist and lives with his...
1974-09-11 0146 Hand that Refused to Die (The) A gifted pianist is devastated by the loss of his hand as a result of an automobile accident. He is infuriated when he finds...
1974-09-23 0151 Island of the Lost A middle-aged man travels to an isolated island to surprise his young beloved. But he is afflicted by uncertainty in their...
1974-10-23 0164 See Naples and Die A Senator finds out that his daughter is living with a known felon in Europe who is already on the watch list of his...
1974-10-31 0168 Demon Spirit (The) A man loses his life and soul in order to claim the woman he desires. He possesses her after his death and her family...
1974-11-06 0170 Terror on the Heath A young man thinks he is the incarnation of serial killer who was hanged for a series of murders in the 1800s. He finds an...
1974-11-21 0177 Death Watch (The) After winning a game of chance, a man gains possession of a cursed pocket watch. He is slowly consumed by the obsession to...
1974-12-04 0182 Bride for Death (A) An unlucky poet finds love and affection in the form of his melancholic neighbor awaiting her fiance's return from war. Now...
1974-12-26 0192 Turn About Is Foul Play A man together with his girlfriend plots to kill his rich and sickly wife. At the last moment he experiences a change of...
1975-01-06 0197 Premature Burial (The) A doctor helps his friend dig up the corpse of his loved one who married a wicked man. They find her to be alive, and now...
1975-01-22 0209 Concerto in Death A celebrated conductor is devastated when his son dies. He can't accept the fact at all and slowly goes mad, much to the...
1975-01-27 0213 Coffin for the Devil (A) A man gathers a group of specialists along with the famous E. G. Marshall and reads them a very old letter written by one of...
1975-02-06 0219 Sire De Maletroit's Door (The) This is a retelling of a Robert Louis Stevenson tale set in 16th century France. Two friends flee for their lives. One gets...
1975-02-20 0226 Must Hope Perish A senator who is running for president believes that the country's leading dissident is trying to get his point across...
1975-03-04 0233 Pit and the Pendulum (The) A young man invents a formula that could destroy the world if it fell into the wrong hands. He and his wife are tormented...
1975-03-10 0236 Stuff Of Dreams (The) A strange reclusive woman hires a young lady to tell her the tales about her daily life, but things start to go south when...
1975-03-24 0244 Deadly Double (The) An evil twin escapes from mental asylum to hijack her sane sister's life and switch places with her. But can she carry out...
1975-04-07 0252 Benjamin Franklin Murder Case (The) Ben Franklin is the hero in this case of an assassination in a Philadelphia mansion in 1750.
1975-04-21 0260 Sting of Death Strong-willed explorer Trevor Constaine is used to getting his way in things and he wants to see his daughter marry his...
1975-05-01 0266 Mad Monkton A Gothic family tradition of insanity can be ended by the last heir Stephen Monkton - if he can just find his unce's corpse...
1975-05-19 0276 Diamond Necklace (The) Ostentation has tragic consequences for a couple with modest means as they borrow a diamond necklace to show off at a party....
1975-05-27 0281 Executioner (The) An American couple land themselves in far greater danger when they seek shelter in a an ancient manor after a breakdown of...
1975-06-02 0284 River of Hades A dancer seeking refuge in New York City from a communist regime is stalked continually by someone.
1975-06-12 0290 Case of Negligence (A) A greedy son sues the hospital and the attending M.D. when his father expires while undergoing a supposedly routine surgery....
1975-06-19 0294 Climbing Boy (The) The aggrieved ghost of a young chimney sweep clamors for vengeance against the Lord that abused him. His desire is granted...
1975-07-03 0302 Murder Will Out In order to exact revenge on the man who murdered his father, a police officer from New York travels to Maine in search of...
1975-07-10 0306 Ghostly Rival (The) In order to win the hand of his beloved, a man must first gain her father's approval. After he strikes a deal with an...
1975-07-28 0316 Lady Is a Jinx (The) After falling for a woman with an unusual past, a police detective learns of the strange deaths that befell her previous...
1975-07-31 0318 Carmilla In 20th century Austria, a young woman and her widower father are charged with the welfare of a female ward. The two girls...
1975-08-07 0322 To Die Is Forever In order to save his dying wife from terminal cancer, a wealthy eccentric gives orders to have her cryogenically frozen...
1975-08-14 0326 Root of All Evil (The) After discovering $80,000 in his trash bin, a middle-aged copywriter believes he has found the means to escape the...
1975-08-21 0330 Circle of Evil Two adults with special needs isolated from the rest of the world have been placed under the care of a newly hired woman....
1975-08-28 0334 Night of the Howling Dog While on a camping trip on a deserted island with a minister and his daughter, a group of friends are horrified to learn...
1975-09-18 0346 Coffin with the Golden Nails (The) Determined to start anew, the secret police chief of a Third World country undergoes cosmetic surgery to alter his visage....
1975-09-19 0347 Third Person (The) A pair of spinster cousins become the proud new owners of their ancestral manor. What they don't know is that the estate is...
1975-10-07 0359 Who Made Me? Years into the future, every person is evaluated and given a rank in society according to their abilities and intellectual...
1975-10-20 0364 Never in This World After passing through a run-down cemetery, a man becomes possessed by the evil ghost haunting the graveyard.
1975-10-29 0370 Ghost Powder Upon finding that their home in France is haunted, John and Abigail Adams attempt to discover what type of spirit they must...
1975-11-03 0373 Mortgage (The) When he is featured in the local broadsheet and lauded as a good Samaritan, a sleeper agent is troubled by the thought that...
1975-11-19 0381 Fear A loyal employee of a bank is accused of robbing another branch and is presented with a photo of the suspect who looks...
1975-12-01 0388 With Malice Aforethought A victim of the prejudice of the times, an African American cop is tried for the murder of an allegedly unarmed Caucasian...
1975-12-08 0392 How Quiet the Night After learning that his former flame is pregnant with his child, a man resorts to violence in order to safeguard his current...
1975-12-15 0396 Burn, Witch, Burn A woman is sentenced to death for practicing witchcraft. However, Judge Cotton Mather, a notorious Puritan attempts to save...
1975-12-22 0400 Image (The) A self-absorbed author forces his will upon his wife and compatriots in an attempt to bolster his image.
1975-12-24 0402 Christmas Carol (A) E.G. Marshall spotlights as Scrooge in this dramatic retelling of Charles Dickens' classic tale. A tightfisted old man is...
1976-01-11 0414 Mysterious Stranger (The) When you meet an angel named Satan who promises to grant your every desire, you learn that it's not always good to get...
1976-01-12 0415 What the Shepherd Saw After seeing the brutal slaying of his master's beloved wife, a young shepherd must do everything in his power to prove he...
1976-01-21 0419 Lady of the Mist (The) It is said that the pool in which the Lady of the Mist waterfall cascades into reviles all who attempt to usurp the place of...
1976-01-28 0422 Mirror, Mirror Jessica Chapman and Clare Connor were once roommates at Stapleton Academy. Jessica is shocked to find that Clare who was...
1976-02-05 0426 Children of Death (The) In a time where men and women have been segregated to live alone, a deadly game is born. A game wherein they must hunt each...
1976-02-16 0432 Angel of Death Anguished by the death of her son and the seeming loss of her now estranged husband, suicide seems like the best course to...
1976-02-23 0436 Patient Visitor (The) After being paid a visit by a past love, Judge Justin Travers vows to help Muriel Parks as a lawyer. Despite her father...
1976-03-01 0440 Death Trail (The) In the late 1860's, Col. Chambers gives $200,000 to his former officer and current president of a small bank in Texas, Wayne...
1976-04-02 0461 Vanity Dies Hard Planning out the perfect crime and pinning the blame on his cheating wife is a piece of cake for a slick police detective....
1976-04-08 0465 Sleeping Dogs A widow continues to search for the identity of the man who betrayed her husband to the Nazis despite repeated warnings from...
1976-04-22 0473 Green Eyed Monster (The) In this tragic tale of jealousy and intrigue, a man commits the ultimate betrayal by murdering his beloved and innocent wife.
1976-04-29 0478 Two Plus Two Equals Death A young architect is pulled into the maddening rush of the circus when he falls for an enchanting dancer. His troubles begin...
1976-05-03 0479 Cornstarch Killer (The) Discovering that she can bring down the wrath of God upon anyone who approaches her with impure intentions is a major...
1976-05-27 0486 Demon Lover When a college professor becomes the object of a colleague's obsessive love, he is terrified for his life. What they both...
1976-06-10 0490 Free the Beast Furtive conversations take place between an unseen entity and a patient of a sanitarium for the insane. A freak accident...
1976-07-22 0500 Men with the Magic Fingers (The) A turn-of the-century tale of romance and tragedy where a circus owner sculpts a fortune teller out of wax and falls in love...
1976-08-05 0504 Lovers and Killers A young lothario is on trial for killing a woman's husband when he catches them together after an evening at a singles bar....
1976-08-19 0508 Golden People (The) Richard Paradon has it all, looks, brains, charm, talent, and the ability to make money -- or should I say the ability to...
1976-09-02 0512 Magic Cay (The) Tom Reynolds is bored of his life and the rat race. He takes a vacation, without his wife and children, on a remote...
1976-09-10 0516 Magical Place (A) Elinor and Timothy Elkins, a middle-aged couple, revisit a house they rented as newlyweds to see if they can rekindle their...
1976-09-17 0520 To Whom it May Concern Mysteriously avoiding death from a gunshot wound, a woman discovers that everyone she loves is killed as a kind of curse.
1976-09-24 0524 Queen of the Deadly Night A young Jewish woman of the Dark Ages seeks a rumored kingdom with the intention of becoming its queen. Before she can be...
1976-10-01 0528 Clairvoyant (The) A clairvoyant forsees an unexpected love in the life of a young, British aristocrat on the eve of World War II.
1976-10-08 0532 Tortured Twins (The) Adam Duncan knows he loves Joyce Adams from the first moment he sets eyes on her at the off-off-broadway theater where they...
1976-10-18 0537 Killer's Appointment A young woman takes the rap and goes to prison for her boyfriend who rips off his employer. When he abandons her while she...
1976-10-21 0539 To Hang by the Neck After the end of the Civil War, Becky Pryor decides to return to the C-Circle-C ranch in Texas just a year after she went...
1976-11-05 0547 Secret Chamber (The) Thomas Tatum Tattersaul, a realtor, tells the story of Felicity Hargrave who, after losing her lover in war, disappeared...
1976-11-22 0552 Meeting by Chance Waiting out the passing storm a man and woman spend the afternoon in a odd house where they mysteriously find themselves...
1976-11-25 0554 M-U-R-D-E-R A couple spending an evening together decide to play with a Ouija board. When the planchette spells the word 'MURDER' over...
1976-12-27 0572 Mark of Cain (The) A rancher hires a gunslinger to enforce his will. The rancher's daughter falls in love with him, making her betrothed angry...
1977-01-03 0576 Whose Little Girl Are You? A manic-depressive tennis star falls into a pill-induced suicidal stupor. In a daze, she recounts the series of unfortunate...
1977-01-12 0582 Tobin's Palm
In order to discover the whereabouts of his absent-minded and missing girlfriend, Tobin visits an eccentric occultist...
1977-01-13 0583 Don't Die Without Me
The mysterious case of two suicides in the early 20th century piques the interest of a reporter and prompts him to...
1977-01-21 0589 Happy Death Day
An overweight woman suffers from recurring nightmares of her death at the hands of a faceless man. Distraught over her...
1977-01-24 0590 License to Kill Billy (Chappie) Chapman is a huge 6-foot 260-pound player is cut from the football squad because he lacks the killer...
1977-02-02 0594 Cat Is Dead (The)
Years later, a husband and his wife return to France to attend the funeral of an old friend. In the city of love, they...
1977-02-11 0599 Masquerade The mysterious disappearance of a valuable set of pearls during a masquerade ball lands a gorgeous singer and her boyfriend...
1977-02-21 0604 Orient Express An estranged couple chance upon an unlikely reunion aboard the legendary Orient Express en route to Czechoslovakia. In this...
1977-03-31 0626 Death Is Blue After discovering that his unattractive sister has managed to snare a handsome man as her fiance, he hires a private...
1977-04-11 0632 Meteorite (The) When a meteorite crashes into a farm field, it is immediately claimed by a local college professor. However, upon closer...
1977-04-14 0634 Phantom House (The) Two young sisters spend the summer with their aunt and uncle in the Virginia countryside at the turn of the century. One...
1977-04-21 0638 Come Away Death An old lawyer makes a deal with Death to forestall his passing. He takes the job of death, and death takes his place. Who...
1977-04-28 0642 Second Chance Lady (The) A door-to-door cosmetics sales lady unwittingly stumbles into the lair of a hold-up guy. She outwits them to stay alive.
1977-05-16 0648 Mayerling Revisited A young, engaged couple must confront the guy's domineering and wealthy father. As they deal with his father's opposition to...
1977-05-26 0654 Countess (The) A French countess recounts her brief attraction to a Spanish prisoner of war and her marriage to a brutal French dignitary.
1977-05-30 0656 Silent Witness (The) A Hawaiian banker is haunted by a vision of an open grave in an American cemetary. His new assistant's wife brings back...
1977-06-06 0660 Blood Red Wine (The) A man wonders out of a storm into a couple's house and dies of a heart attack. He is carrying with him $250,000 stolen...
1977-06-13 0664 First Woman in Space The first woman in space returns to earth with an alien living within her --- an alien that will fight her for control of...
1977-06-20 0668 Birthmark (The) A scientist believes that a hand-shaped birthmark on his wife's cheek is the only thing standing between her and perfect...
1977-06-30 0674 Dead Men Do Tell Tales A dead man recounts how his life came to an end as he served as the conscience of a group of men who committed a horrible...
1977-07-07 0678 Stranger Among Us (A) A tale of UFO encounter, abduction, and subsequent hypnosis to recover the memories. A woman, arrested for auto theft,...
1977-07-11 0680 Scandal in Bohemia (A) The king of a Bohemian nation employs Sherlock Holmes to retrieve a scandulous photo from an old fling. Holmes finally meets...
1977-07-18 0684 Bisara of Pooree (The) A British soldier buys a small, mysterious jewelry box that brings him bad luck. His luck doesn't change when the box is...
1977-08-15 0695 Together Place (The) A country doctor treats a woman who lives with her daughter on a remote island. The daughter has been communicating with a...
1977-08-22 0698 Return to Pompeii An American widow tours Italy with her colleague. When their tour bus breaks down, they are forced to walk to Pompeii....
1977-08-26 0700 Area Thirteen In a future society, genetic engineering is used to manipulate people's personality and skill sets. So, when unengineered...
1977-09-05 0704 Waiting Room (The) A cordial invitation from an elderly couple for a weekend stay at their mansion has sinister repercussions for a young...
1977-09-13 0708 Way to Dusty Death (The) A strange story of hatred set in the back woods, where a baron would rather let a dead man's body get decomposed in the...
1977-09-26 0715 Guy de Maupassant Murders (The) The sensational tale of a serial murderer is followed by a judge and his attendant. The killer seems to exclusively choose...
1977-09-30 0718 Trilby An arrogant hypnotist turns a depressed young woman into a popular singer. But she cannot sing nor remember her performances...
1977-10-27 0730 House by the Seine (The) A French underground movement member becomes a legendary actress. One day, she receives a parcel of a recently used pistol...
1978-01-17 0766 Model Murderer (A) A travelling merchant seems like the perfect criminal as he escapes suspicion from both his wife and the judiciary as he...
1978-01-24 0770 Ranee of Rajputana (The) A small copper figurine of the Indian queen of thieves traps an deceitful and mischievous stockbroker into a dangerous but...
1978-02-02 0775 Don't Look Back A legendary country singer falls for the charm of a plain girl from a small town he met at a remote service station. But she...
1978-02-03 0776 Postmistress of Laurel Run (The) A postmistress tries to save a man devoted to her who also happens to work in the postal service in the next town as he is...
1978-02-10 0780 Reflected Terror A quote from a Borges story says "Mirrors and copulation are abominable as they increase the number of men". The mysterious...
1978-02-20 0785 Angel from England The fabled story of a nurse who helped more than two hundred English soldiers escape Belgium in the first world war. Based...
1978-03-03 0792 Assassin (The) In an ultimate proof of work ethics, a professional killer tries to carry out the most valuable contract job he ever...
1978-04-21 0820 Bet with Angels An amiable advertising professional receives gambling advice from his deceased friend who happened to be a gambling addict....
1978-04-28 0824 House on Chimney Pot Lane (The) A modern couple buy a home infamous for the disappearance of its former inhabitants. But a strange painting that seems to...
1978-05-05 0828 Cool Killer Karl A bizarre story of the mother of a victimised family befriending an infamous killer who took them as hostages.
1978-07-28 0872 Double Take Two women novelists write the same story without even being aware of the other's existence. Slowly, they realise they are...
1978-09-13 0892 High Caqueta The mysterious disappearance of their only girl in a regular mountain climbing trip forces a couple to attempt a search and...
1978-10-02 0900 Forever Alley (The) A law-enforcement investigator tries to shame his bowling obsessed brother-in-law into paying heed to his family. But he is...
1978-12-15 0931 Search for Myra (The) A wealthy industrialist seeks psychiatric counseling when he begins calling his wife, as well as his secretary by a strange...
1979-03-14 0962 Love God (The) A spirited and opinionated woman alienates her intended with her brash and outspoken ways so she prays to the Indian god of...
1979-12-12 1038 Movie Makers (The) A man is driven to suicide after obsessively watching several video recordings of his whole life. The wife enlists the...
1980-01-11 1049 Last Days of Pompeii (5 of 5) - The Buried City (The) With the aid of the blind slave Lydia who guides them through the darkness, Marcus and Orianna escape the burning Pompeii....
1980-04-28 1080 Portrait of a Memory In order to immortalize her beloved, a wealthy woman hires the service of a starving American painter to paint his portrait....
1980-05-12 1084 Tomorrow Is Never Luck allows a worldly traveler and an old maid whose life's ambition is to travel to Europe to cross paths. He encounters...
1980-05-26 1088 Phantom World Two British castaways sentenced to hang for treason find love, and a deranged Frenchman on a remote island!
1980-06-09 1092 That Magic Touch Christmas works a miracle for a beautiful divorcee and her cold and standoffish husband in a remote hunting lodge. Their...
1980-06-23 1096 Life Blood In this tale of revenge and deception, an embittered scientist creates a life-like robot whose sole purpose is to destroy...
1980-07-07 1100 Silent Partners On a business trip, a wealthy industrialist and his secretary are kidnapped. Their adventure begins when they escape their...
1981-01-15 1148 Legend of Alexander (4 of 5) - The Oracle (The) After consulting with the Oracle of Delphi, his will is strengthened and launches a brutal attack against Thebes. He moves...
1981-02-04 1155 Who Is Jessica Worth? Based on the true story of an amnesiac woman cycling between multiple personalities. Her concussed state has also given her...
1981-02-09 1157 Transplant When a local surgeon performs open heart surgery on their husbands, a group of wives are disturbed by the changes in they...
1981-03-02 1166 Raft (The) When haunted by dreams of being castaway on a raft in the middle of the ocean, a wealthy man tries to connect his strange...
1981-03-06 1168 Heads You Love, Tails You Die When her father is murdered, his young daughter is raised as the adopted daughter of her rich uncle and grows up in luxury....
1981-03-18 1173 Pretty Polly In order to escape the good-natured meddling of his colleagues, a man spins animaginary romance. When his fake lover is...
1981-03-30 1178 Dead Come Alive (The) When the residents of a small Ohio town learn of the impending visit of a man who claims to have the power to raise the...
1981-04-03 1180 Somewhere Else A woman's dreams run parallel to her fantasies and she tells her psychologist of her visions of herself as a Viking maiden...
1981-04-15 1185 Fatal $50,000 (The) In order to look good in his boss' eyes, an employee of a real estate developer filches $50,000 and claims it as sales....
1981-04-24 1189 Long Blue Line (The) When a 10 year old homicide is resurrected, a fourth generation Irish cop is chosen to lead the investigation. As he closes...
1981-05-06 1194 Apparition (The) Despite assurances from his family that his father is fine, a prison inmate becomes obsessed with his father's death. Could...
1981-06-03 1206 Cat's Paw (The) In order to safeguard the life of a famous scientist, a secret agent is sent to the Los Alamos atomic facility to serve as a...
1981-06-08 1208 Stranded After an unexpected accident, a duo of scientists is forced to make an emergency landing on a strange planet in a nearby...
1981-06-17 1212 Final Step (The) In order to avenge her family, a holocaust survivor stalks the doctor responsible for their deaths in a concentration camp...
1981-07-31 1228 Penny for Your Thoughts (A) A local reporter encounters a woman with a paranoid belief that her spouse is out to get her. When she digs deeper, the...
1981-08-17 1234 Thracian Lovers (The) In defense of the homicide charges filed against him for the deaths of his wife and her lover, a delusional man claims that...
1981-08-31 1238 Musgrave Ritual (The) The legendary Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are thrown in the midst of a strange cult when they investigate the...
1981-09-07 1240 Episode of the Terror Set during the Reign of Terror, Balzac narrates the horrific brutality of the French Revolution as seen through the eyes of...
1981-09-21 1244 Diablo In order to take over a turquoise mine, a journalist blackmails the owner. Her professed intentions seem honorable but the...
1981-11-02 1256 Between Two Mirrors A woman loses all sense of time when her husband falls into a deep coma following a terrible train accident. When the man...
1981-11-16 1260 Death Will Not Silence Me A recounting of the tragic life of former First Lady, Mary Todd Lincoln as she struggled with the loss of her husband and...
1981-11-30 1264 Vanity and Jane When a beautiful woman moves into the flat next to his, a beach resort resident falls for her. However, she soon proves that...
1981-12-28 1271 Silver Mirror (The) Sir Arthur Conan Doyle purchases a magic mirror that allows only him to look into the past. With it, he witnesses the events...
1981-12-31 1272 Too Early Too Late A group of friends learn the secrets to end poverty and rehabilitate the world in an old cemetery they saw in a dream. They...
1982-01-08 1274 Last Orbit (The) Plagued by visions of a woman claiming to be from another galaxy, an astronaut is more than surprised when she makes her...
1982-02-01 1284 Good Ship Aud (The) A graphic recounting of the life and death of Sir Roger Casement, who was sentenced to hang for his crimes against the...
1982-02-05 1286 Cantankerous Ghost (The) A pair of spinster sisters is spared from certain bankruptcy when a Hollywood director decides to use their home as the set...
1982-02-15 1290 Point 44 Connection (The) An aging secretary is laid-off due to her age. Incensed by the discrimination, she challenges her boss to a duel and wins....
1982-03-03 1297 Death Star When she finds herself strangely lapsing into the memory of a 16th century woman, a high-powered business executive is...
1982-03-10 1300 Heart of Boadicea (The) The sudden death of her husband robs a queen of her throne. She is urged to take up arms and seek vengeance by her people....
1982-03-19 1304 Magic Stick of Manitu (The) In order to establish ties with a musical race from another galaxy, the assistant of an interstellar diplomat becomes...
1982-03-29 1308 On the Night of the Dead In a village ravaged by sickness and hunger, a group of women pin their hopes for salvation on a man claiming to be a god....
1982-04-07 1312 Only a Woman The self-proclaimed daughter of the goddess Dagon recounts the tragic fate of several men who looked down on her.
1982-04-21 1318 Jataka (The) After having been given several conflicting reasons by his servants for her mentor's mysterious absence, a young professor...
1982-05-05 1324 Dreamers and Killers When her former lover becomes involved in several mishaps that nearly result in his untimely death, his ex-fiance becomes...
1982-05-14 1328 Hills of Arias (The) In order to escape the rising dictatorship, a Central American revolution flees the country and starts a new life in America...
1982-05-24 1332 Your Desires, My Guilt A middle class couple learns that they have somehow obtained an ability that allows them to manifest whatever they desire....
1982-06-18 1340 Fifth Man (The) In order to discover moles and communist spies in the aviation industry, a British journalist works as a secret agent to...
1982-06-28 1344 Escape to Prison Believing that her friends are part of a huge conspiracy, an executive turns to a local investigator to help her prove that...
1982-07-12 1350 Hand of Amnesia (The) Despite his marriage to a wealthy widow, a young short-order cook refuses to break up with his former lover. When his wife...
1982-08-05 1358 Murder By Decree A tragic tale about the life and death of the most infamous of Henry VIII's queens, the unfortunate Anne Boleyn.
1982-08-19 1362 Eleanora An actress playing the part of Shakespeare's Julie recounts her tragic love affair with a Berlin activist during opening...
1982-09-16 1370 Two Sisters In order to gain an edge against her more popular sister and win the affections of the doctor they are both in love with,...
1982-10-08 1379 Pale Horse (The) When he is unexpectedly sent on a brief visit into the after-life, a dying man learns the secret surrounding the disease...
1982-10-20 1384 Last Days of a Dictator A tragic tale of the rise and fall of one of history's greatest dictators during World War II, Benito Mussolini.
1982-11-11 1392 Twelfth Juror (The) After murdering her married lover in a fit of jealous rage, a wealthy woman blackmails one of her employees into becoming...
1982-11-23 1395 Smile (The) When a smile-shaped cloud seemingly follows him wherever he goes, a reporter recently back from an assignment in Tibet...
1982-12-07 1399 Boatman and the Devil (The) A young Russian is exiled to Siberia and determined to bring his family with him into the barren wilderness. He is...

7 Responses to Seldes, Marian


Marian Seldes was a famous acting coach and teacher at Juliard. Her work is fantastic on Mystery Theater. She usually plays a smart, sexy character. Some times, her maturity ebbed too strongly for parts requiring a younger voice. You can't listen to Mystery Theater and not appreciate Ms. Seldes.

Marian Seldes is one of my favorite guest stars on CBSRMT. Her voice is entrancing and her immense talent quite evident. What's interesting is that she's currently viewed as one of the legendary stage actresses of our time, and is revered for both her talent and her work ethic. I had the honor of corresponding with her, through a friend and her daughter, a few years ago, and found her (and her very kind daughter) to be a delightful person. When someone as accomplished as that continues to be a kind and classy person, they deserve a respect level that's difficult to eclipse. If there were a CBSRMT Hall of Fame, Marian Seldes would be a charter member.

In my opinion, Seldes would had made a much better female host for CBSRMT when Marshall quit. She has a strong, fascinating voice for a woman and her multi-syllable name would have sounded better when she introduced herself; Grimes was a rather weak host. I like her in 'The Hole in the Sky'.

Passed away on October 6, 2014. As a stalwart of CBSRMT, her name is of course familiar to most anyone who's heard the show. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/08/theater/marian-seldes-regal-presence-of-broadway-dies-at-86.html

RIP, Marian Seldes. I saw her on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and in regional theaters, and she was consistently strong and amazing to watch. She was a brilliant actress and teacher, and a treasure of the American stage. The performances on CBSRMT unfortunately only show a glimmer of what she was capable of, often don't flatter her, and show her very histrionic side. Don't let that mislead you. She was one of the best.

She was a legend, and full of class. Her voice always reminded me of the late Elizabeth Montgomery's. Class, class, class.

Compelling, adaptable and gifted. I've been thinking about my favorite lady radio performer too

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