Marian Seldes (Actor)

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(08-23-1928 - 10-06-2014) Age 86

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

 

She appeared in the following 206 episodes of Radio Mystery Theater
Date Episode Title Plot
01/07/1974 0002 The Return of the Moresbys A husband kills his wife for donating all their money. Now, he is certain that she has been reincarnated in the form of a cat to wreak revenge on him.
01/14/1974 0009 Death Rides a Stallion An old flame torments a playboy after her death in a horse riding accident.
01/17/1974 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 he simply can't persuade a police officer to believe either.
02/09/1974 0034 The Deadly Hour A self-doubting man is nearly driven to insanity by the infidelity of his wife and stops speaking. Years later in a counselling session, he admits to having confined the adulterous pair in a cavern and hear them meet their death
02/12/1974 0036 A Dream of Death Reincarnation beliefs of a college professor are accompanied by the dread of having broken an ancient agreement
02/19/1974 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 people can't contain their passions for her.
02/26/1974 0046 The Edge of Death A farmer can't do anything but watch helplessly as his wife is slowly consumes by an undefined illness. One day he finds a strange case and an even stranger person without a mouth seeking it desperately. He becomes convinced that the case contains a miracle remedy that can save his wife.
03/06/1974 0052 The Sending Innocent co-eds at a college get their souls sold to the demon by their professor. Black magic is afoot as the professor barters their souls to extend his wife's life.
03/11/1974 0054 The Thing in the Cave Every uncharted cavern has its own pasts and mysterious. Two couples get trapped in one with an infamous inhabitant.
03/14/1974 0057 The Fall of the House of Usher The evergreen horror tale by Edgar Allan Poe tells the story of a heir driven insane by the ancient house of Usher, which he believes to be sentient. The ultimate macabre phantasmagoria winds with him burying his cataleptic sister alive.
03/26/1974 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 to his competitor with disastrous repercussions.
04/01/1974 0066 The Black Cat 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 cat that he will kill his wife.
04/09/1974 0071 The Murder Museum A wax museum made especially for infamous criminals is an eerie concept. Things become creepy when it becomes the place for the re-enactment of a past murder as an exhibit protests his inclusion in the museum.
04/18/1974 0077 A Portrait of Death A man suddenly achieves the power to become a great painter. But all his subjects seem to meet their ends quite as suddenly. His step brother starts to worry as the man plans to paint his wife in his next session.
04/25/1974 0081 Sunset to Sunrise A daughter remembers how her mother turned into a vampire.
05/01/1974 0084 The Death Bell Family genealogy research gets a man into trouble with the IRA who believe he is from the police.
05/02/1974 0085 Dracula The classic Bram Stoker tale retold. A young girl is progressively being drained of her life-force and must stake the responsible vampire to save herself.
05/07/1974 0087 The Suicide Club Russian roulette, anyone? A high stake gambler finds the game getting the better of him as his new club demands him to murder someone, or choose suicide.
05/16/1974 0093 The Trouble with Ruth Despite her best attempts, a kleptomaniac falls back into her old ways and is found out by some thieves. They blackmail her to rob a diamond pin or they will reveal her true nature to her husband.
05/21/1974 0095 The Longest Knife A mother makes a promise to avenge her son who has been murdered by a third world dictator.
06/03/1974 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 wife makes a quick visit to the local stores to grab lunch and comes back to find that both her husband and the repair shop have mysteriously vanished.
06/06/1974 0102 Deadly Darling Dolores A conspiracy to destroy all animal life on the planet is exposed by a scientist.
06/18/1974 0107 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde An unforeseen accident gives birth to the evil alter ego of the doctor in charge of the experiment.
07/03/1974 0113 The Secret Life of Bobby Deland 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 orphan helps alleviate the woman's migraines however, he later repays their kindness by robbing them blind.
07/15/1974 0118 The Canterville Ghost In this classic tale by Oscar Wilde, a spirit repeatedly attempts to drive away the new owners of his castle and instead, becomes a source of hilarity and amusement.

07/22/1974 0121 The Deadly Process In order to save his job and further his career, an unskilled engineer pilfers the secret to a revolutionary process from an old friend. Now he must lie, cheat and bribe his way through life in a desperate bid to keep his new-found status.
07/25/1974 0123 My Sister -- Death A twisted and humorous tale about a woman's attempts to drive her sister to madness.
08/01/1974 0126 The Hit Man A chance meeting with the wife of his next victim changes the mindset of a hired gun.
08/20/1974 0136 A Preview of Death A young woman and her husband own a resort that has a working cable car. Her brother, an upright engineer suspects that the cable might not be safe. He then dreams of a beautiful girl perishing in a cable car crash.
08/26/1974 0139 The Deadliest Favor 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 wife. But from the moment the fugitive appears, problems creep up between the couple.
09/11/1974 0146 The Hand that Refused to Die A gifted pianist is devastated by the loss of his hand as a result of an automobile accident. He is infuriated when he finds out that the amputation was unnecessary.
09/23/1974 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 relationship and starts doubting himself.
10/23/1974 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 commission. He fears this could ruin his political aspirations.
10/31/1974 0168 The Demon Spirit A man loses his life and soul in order to claim the woman he desires. He possesses her after his death and her family attempts to exorcise him.
11/06/1974 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 old photo of the killer in the public museum, and also a man well-versed in the history of the crimes.
11/21/1974 0177 The Death Watch After winning a game of chance, a man gains possession of a cursed pocket watch. He is slowly consumed by the obsession to keep it wound.
12/04/1974 0182 A Bride for Death An unlucky poet finds love and affection in the form of his melancholic neighbor awaiting her fiance\'s return from war. Now the intriguing question is - which war?
12/26/1974 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 heart but someone carries out the job for him. As all evidence point towards him, he must prove his innocence to the police without even a shred of proof to support him.
01/06/1975 0197 The Premature Burial 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 her evil husband wants her back!
01/22/1975 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 embarrassment of his family.
01/27/1975 0213 A Coffin for the Devil 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 his ancestors. The letter narrates the events regarding a young mortician's assistant and a peculiar man ordering a special coffin for himself.
02/06/1975 0219 The Sire De Maletroit's Door This is a retelling of a Robert Louis Stevenson tale set in 16th century France. Two friends flee for their lives. One gets fatally wounded, and the other finds shelter at the residence of a crazy aristocrat who tries to force him to marry his unruly niece.
02/20/1975 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 through poetry despite never having been formally introduced.
03/04/1975 0233 The Pit and the Pendulum A young man invents a formula that could destroy the world if it fell into the wrong hands. He and his wife are tormented and threatened to get him to reveal the secret.
03/10/1975 0236 The Stuff Of Dreams A strange reclusive woman hires a young lady to tell her the tales about her daily life, but things start to go south when the girl's boyfriend comes to visit.
03/24/1975 0244 The Deadly Double An evil twin escapes from mental asylum to hijack her sane sister's life and switch places with her. But can she carry out her role even with her sister's boyfriend as her sister tries to claw her way out of the asylum?
04/07/1975 0252 The Benjamin Franklin Murder Case Ben Franklin is the hero in this case of an assassination in a Philadelphia mansion in 1750.
04/21/1975 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 assistant - although both are married. But Trevor can't be put down with a trivial thing like that and uses some shrunken heads and a killer clock to achieve his ends.
05/01/1975 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 in Naples and bury it in their family vault.
05/19/1975 0276 The Diamond Necklace Ostentation has tragic consequences for a couple with modest means as they borrow a diamond necklace to show off at a party. They end up losing it and the husband is forced to take a huge loan from an evil financier. But a mere debt is not their salvation as murder, death by accident and suicide soon follow in its wake.
05/27/1975 0281 The Executioner An American couple land themselves in far greater danger when they seek shelter in a an ancient manor after a breakdown of their car. The mansion is inhabited by a mysterious lord and is also the residence of Queen Elizabeth's private executioner.
06/02/1975 0284 River of Hades A dancer seeking refuge in New York City from a communist regime is stalked continually by someone.
06/12/1975 0290 A Case of Negligence A greedy son sues the hospital and the attending M.D. when his father expires while undergoing a supposedly routine surgery. Trouble and all sorts of problem arise from the lawsuit.
06/19/1975 0294 The Climbing Boy The aggrieved ghost of a young chimney sweep clamors for vengeance against the Lord that abused him. His desire is granted when two noble women aid his cause.
07/03/1975 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 the killer. He is forced to examine his values and beliefs when he finally finds him.
07/10/1975 0306 The Ghostly Rival 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 otherworldly creature for immense wealth, things go horribly wrong.
07/28/1975 0316 The Lady Is a Jinx After falling for a woman with an unusual past, a police detective learns of the strange deaths that befell her previous lovers when the sister of her most recent victim requests his assistance in seeking justice for her brother.
07/31/1975 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 grow up like sisters but a terrible secret in the orphan's past threatens to tear their lives asunder.
08/07/1975 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 until a cure is found. His plans to accompany her in deep freeze is disrupted when the ghost of a deceased relative takes possession of his body.
08/14/1975 0326 The Root of All Evil After discovering $80,000 in his trash bin, a middle-aged copywriter believes he has found the means to escape the dreariness of his existence. He soon grows paranoid and this create tension in his marriage. Unknown to him, the thieves who stole the money are indeed after him, and they are determined to reclaim their loot.
08/21/1975 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. While in seclusion, she is plagued by a restless spirit seeking justice for his murder.
08/28/1975 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 that a werewolf is among them.
09/18/1975 0346 The Coffin with the Golden Nails Determined to start anew, the secret police chief of a Third World country undergoes cosmetic surgery to alter his visage. When he unwittingly falls for a woman he previously tortured, the peaceful life he built for himself is threatened.
09/19/1975 0347 The Third Person A pair of spinster cousins become the proud new owners of their ancestral manor. What they don't know is that the estate is haunted by the spirit of a deceased and nationalistic relative.
10/07/1975 0359 Who Made Me? Years into the future, every person is evaluated and given a rank in society according to their abilities and intellectual capacity. A first ranked airman is disturbed when his son desires to lower his station because of frivolous and trivial reasons.
10/20/1975 0364 Never in This World After passing through a run-down cemetery, a man becomes possessed by the evil ghost haunting the graveyard.
10/29/1975 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 deal with. Meanwhile, his budding competition with presidential candidate Thomas Jefferson flourishes.
11/03/1975 0373 The Mortgage When he is featured in the local broadsheet and lauded as a good Samaritan, a sleeper agent is troubled by the thought that he may be called to duty; thereby disrupting his quiet life.
11/19/1975 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 exactly like him, only taller! He is forced to accept the fact that he has an evil doppelganger; even as the police go over the evidence for more clues.
12/01/1975 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 during a drug bust. Believing in his innocence, his colleagues and friends work to get him a pardon.
12/08/1975 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 betrothal. Before long, he begins being haunted by his deceased lover's ghost.
12/15/1975 0396 Burn, Witch, Burn A woman is sentenced to death for practicing witchcraft. However, Judge Cotton Mather, a notorious Puritan attempts to save the woman's soul by inviting an Episcopalian minister perform an exorcism on her.
12/22/1975 0400 The Image A self-absorbed author forces his will upon his wife and compatriots in an attempt to bolster his image.
12/24/1975 0402 A Christmas Carol E.G. Marshall spotlights as Scrooge in this dramatic retelling of Charles Dickens' classic christmas radio show tale. A tightfisted old man is haunted by a trio of ghosts that reveal the wretchedness of his heart-- and his possible future should he refuse to repent his wicked ways.

01/11/1976 0414 The Mysterious Stranger When you meet an angel named Satan who promises to grant your every desire, you learn that it's not always good to get everything you wish for.
01/12/1976 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 did not witness a single thing.
01/21/1976 0419 The Lady of the Mist 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 Meg Drayton, lady of the Manor. Her Brother Charles' first wife fell into the lake and was never seen again. Ten years later, he has returned with a young wife who plans to take over the manor. Enraged by their presumption, Meg concocts a scheme to fulfill the myth of the Lady of the Mist.
01/28/1976 0422 Mirror, Mirror Jessica Chapman and Clare Connor were once roommates at Stapleton Academy. Jessica is shocked to find that Clare who was once "fairest of them all" has been terribly scarred by a bleak marriage and a dysfunctional relationship with her child. However, what haunts her most is the memory of the golden mirror she gave her friend, and she embarks on a journey to discern what part it has played in the tragedy of Clare's life.
02/05/1976 0426 The Children of Death 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 other down to win the ultimate prize-- a chance at procreation.
02/16/1976 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 escape her loneliness. Her love is rekindled when the young nurse recalls how they fell in love with the aid of the ghost of a patient she once helped pass on.
02/23/1976 0436 The Patient Visitor After being paid a visit by a past love, Judge Justin Travers vows to help Muriel Parks as a lawyer. Despite her father donating huge amounts of money and real estate to the old folk's home, Mrs. Parks is being refused admittance due to the fact that she cannot raise the $500 fee. Troubled by an ailing heart, Judge Travers is determined to win this last case.
03/01/1976 0440 The Death Trail In the late 1860's, Col. Chambers gives $200,000 to his former officer and current president of a small bank in Texas, Wayne Prescott with the order to invest the funds in cattle. Prescott who is about to marry the sheriff's daughter has no intention of investing the money as he guards a terrible secret. What the others don't know is that he is a member of a marauding and murderous posse, the Gunnysack Gang.
04/02/1976 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. Life gets even better when he is called on to the case to help solve it!
04/08/1976 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 her new husband and their friends to let go of the past.
04/22/1976 0473 The Green Eyed Monster In this tragic tale of jealousy and intrigue, a man commits the ultimate betrayal by murdering his beloved and innocent wife.
04/29/1976 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 when he learns his lover has an equally beautiful but heartless identical twin sister. Can he have one without the other?
05/03/1976 0479 The Cornstarch Killer Discovering that she can bring down the wrath of God upon anyone who approaches her with impure intentions is a major inconvenience to a landlord who is growing increasingly wary of his boarder-- and just as enchanted.
05/27/1976 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 don't know is that her passion is fueled by a strange amulet from the goddess Isis. As time moves forward, he must discover the source of her insanity before it's too late.
06/10/1976 0490 Free the Beast Furtive conversations take place between an unseen entity and a patient of a sanitarium for the insane. A freak accident triggers a chain of events that lead to the discovery of her horrifying family secret.
07/22/1976 0500 The Men with the Magic Fingers 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 with his own creation. Held captive in his world of make-believe, his poor wife has no other recourse but to question his sanity.
08/05/1976 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. A reluctant juror must make up his mind about the suspect's guilt based on a number of criterea.
08/19/1976 0508 The Golden People Richard Paradon has it all, looks, brains, charm, talent, and the ability to make money -- or should I say the ability to bilk women out of theirs. Then he meets a woman he falls in love with at first sight. Can he put his past behind him to treat this woman right? She did promise to never leave him -- even in death!
09/02/1976 0512 The Magic Cay Tom Reynolds is bored of his life and the rat race. He takes a vacation, without his wife and children, on a remote Caribbean island full of powerful magic. After a few days of introspection, a beautiful woman washes ashore, seemingly dead. But it's soon apparent that she's alive and that's about all that's apparent.
09/10/1976 0516 A Magical Place Elinor and Timothy Elkins, a middle-aged couple, revisit a house they rented as newlyweds to see if they can rekindle their marriage and find it for rent again. Shadows from the past bring life back to their dead marriage when they encounter another couple they can hear, but not see.
09/17/1976 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.
09/24/1976 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 queen, she must pass a test.
10/01/1976 0528 The Clairvoyant A clairvoyant forsees an unexpected love in the life of a young, British aristocrat on the eve of World War II.
10/08/1976 0532 The Tortured Twins Adam Duncan knows he loves Joyce Adams from the first moment he sets eyes on her at the off-off-broadway theater where they both work. So he proposes to her right away. When the newlyweds move to Hollywood for Joyce's first movie role, Adam meets her twin sister, Janice. Suddenly he realizes he really should have married Janice, the more serious of the twins and vows to make her his wife --even if it means that he has to kill Joyce first.
10/18/1976 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 is in prison, she plots her revenge.
10/21/1976 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 there for what she thought was going to be Carrie Conway's wedding but turned out to be her friend's funeral. Carrie's invalid mother now complaines to Becky that the truth is not known about her daughter's suicide. A suspiciously quiet ranch hand, a Northerner, offers to help Becky find out why Carrie might have hanged herself -- if indeed she did.
11/05/1976 0547 The Secret Chamber Thomas Tatum Tattersaul, a realtor, tells the story of Felicity Hargrave who, after losing her lover in war, disappeared only to reappear as a ghost. This is the story of how and why the Hargrave House, a colonial that dates back to the Revolution, is no longer haunted.
11/22/1976 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 falling in love.
11/25/1976 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 and over again, one of the men becomes extremely paranoid.
12/27/1976 0572 The Mark of Cain A rancher hires a gunslinger to enforce his will. The rancher's daughter falls in love with him, making her betrothed angry enough to challenge him to a gun battle.
01/03/1977 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 events that propelled and reduced her to such a pitiful state.
01/12/1977 0582 Tobin's Palm
In order to discover the whereabouts of his absent-minded and missing girlfriend, Tobin visits an eccentric occultist to have his palm read. What he learns from the fortune-teller soon sends him on a wild goose chase, much to the amusement of his friend.
01/13/1977 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 investigate into their deaths. He soon discovers that the one thing that links the incidents together is that the women drew their last breath in the exact same room in a seedy boarding house in Manhattan.
01/21/1977 0589 Happy Death Day
An overweight woman suffers from recurring nightmares of her death at the hands of a faceless man. Distraught over her horrific dreams, she visits a renowned psychologist to help her discover the meaning behind her disturbing nightly terrors.

01/24/1977 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 instinct. When his wife is seriously injured in an auto accident and the medical bills start piling up, Chappie asks the coach for another chance. The coach renames him \'The Chopper,\' and tells him to go out on the field and destroy his opponents. Unfortunately, Chappie takes his coaches words literally to heart.
02/02/1977 0594 The Cat Is Dead
Years later, a husband and his wife return to France to attend the funeral of an old friend. In the city of love, they reminisce the past and remember the first time they met when she was a member of the French Resistance and he, an American soldier.

02/11/1977 0599 Masquerade The mysterious disappearance of a valuable set of pearls during a masquerade ball lands a gorgeous singer and her boyfriend in a case of international espionage and corporate intrigue.
02/21/1977 0604 Orient Express An estranged couple chance upon an unlikely reunion aboard the legendary Orient Express en route to Czechoslovakia. In this tale of international intrigue set during the Cold War, a shrewd reporter and sassy lounge singer become entangled in a web of lies and they must work together to uncover the truth.
03/31/1977 0626 Death Is Blue After discovering that his unattractive sister has managed to snare a handsome man as her fiance, he hires a private detective to look into the man\'s background. He is firmly convinced that the scoundrel is merely after her money.
04/11/1977 0632 The Meteorite When a meteorite crashes into a farm field, it is immediately claimed by a local college professor. However, upon closer examination it becomes apparent that there is more to the meteor than what it seems. The professor soon learns that the rock is actually an alien spacecraft, complete with alien pilot inside it!
04/14/1977 0634 The Phantom House Two young sisters spend the summer with their aunt and uncle in the Virginia countryside at the turn of the century. One sister sees the image of a house destroyed more than 50 years before and struggles against becoming part of its terrible curse.
04/21/1977 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 got the short end of the deal?
04/28/1977 0642 The Second Chance Lady A door-to-door cosmetics sales lady unwittingly stumbles into the lair of a hold-up guy. She outwits them to stay alive.
05/16/1977 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 their marriage, the woman has dreams of a similar couple over 100 years ago who confronted the same problem in the same house.
05/26/1977 0654 The Countess A French countess recounts her brief attraction to a Spanish prisoner of war and her marriage to a brutal French dignitary.
05/30/1977 0656 The Silent Witness A Hawaiian banker is haunted by a vision of an open grave in an American cemetary. His new assistant's wife brings back painful memories for him.
06/06/1977 0660 The Blood Red Wine 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 money. Do they keep it or give it back despite the fact that nobody knows they have it?
06/13/1977 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 her body and survival in her new environment.
06/20/1977 0668 The Birthmark A scientist believes that a hand-shaped birthmark on his wife's cheek is the only thing standing between her and perfect beauty. He develops a means of removing it and his wife is willing. What price will they pay for their vanity?
06/30/1977 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 act twenty years prior. Meanwhile, a pair of detectives pursue his killer.
07/07/1977 0678 A Stranger Among Us A tale of UFO encounter, abduction, and subsequent hypnosis to recover the memories. A woman, arrested for auto theft, claims that she is the victim of an alien abuction. Supposedly based on a true story.
07/11/1977 0680 A Scandal in Bohemia The king of a Bohemian nation employs Sherlock Holmes to retrieve a scandulous photo from an old fling. Holmes finally meets his match in cunning and deduction.
07/18/1977 0684 The Bisara of Pooree A British soldier buys a small, mysterious jewelry box that brings him bad luck. His luck doesn't change when the box is stolen. To get the girl of his desire, he must steal it back.
08/15/1977 0695 The Together Place A country doctor treats a woman who lives with her daughter on a remote island. The daughter has been communicating with a twin sister who lives in another dimension.
08/22/1977 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. There, the widow has a strange dream.
08/26/1977 0700 Area Thirteen In a future society, genetic engineering is used to manipulate people's personality and skill sets. So, when unengineered and unregistered children are born (a forbidden act) it becomes a matter of security. One such child has been located...
09/05/1977 0704 The Waiting Room A cordial invitation from an elderly couple for a weekend stay at their mansion has sinister repercussions for a young couple. They have been baited for a deadly occult ritual dedicated to evil.
09/13/1977 0708 The Way to Dusty Death 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 open, unattended by any ritual or funeral. When the deceased man's daughters fail to reason with him, the baron's son steps in to plead with him.
09/26/1977 0715 The Guy de Maupassant Murders The sensational tale of a serial murderer is followed by a judge and his attendant. The killer seems to exclusively choose young women as his victims and leaves tantalizing notes next to their corpses. The erudite attendant tries to trace the style of writing that seems oddly familiar to her but the judge keeps aloof.
09/30/1977 0718 Trilby An arrogant hypnotist turns a depressed young woman into a popular singer. But she cannot sing nor remember her performances while she is not under the spell. Can fame remain the sole compensation for her fragmented life?
10/27/1977 0730 The House by the Seine A French underground movement member becomes a legendary actress. One day, she receives a parcel of a recently used pistol and is quickly framed the assassination of her boyfriend. She must use her unique talents and presence of mind to discover the identity of the real murderer.
01/17/1978 0766 A Model Murderer A travelling merchant seems like the perfect criminal as he escapes suspicion from both his wife and the judiciary as he pretends to be a charming photographer and rapes young models. But things go astray one day and he has to progress to murder. Has he crossed the line?
01/24/1978 0770 The Ranee of Rajputana A small copper figurine of the Indian queen of thieves traps an deceitful and mischievous stockbroker into a dangerous but prosperous career as a robber and then tries to get him to commit a murder. When he tries to step back, his good fortune evaporates and an investor asks for her money back. But she aid him in executing another crime that might cover all his previous misdemeanours.
02/02/1978 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 does not dare reciprocate out of fear for his manager who might even murder her to get her out of the way.
02/03/1978 0776 The Postmistress of Laurel Run 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 subjected to the inquiry about the theft of small amounts of money transfer between the two towns.
02/10/1978 0780 Reflected Terror A quote from a Borges story says \"Mirrors and copulation are abominable as they increase the number of men\". The mysterious mirror takes a whole new form of terror in this Gothic tale of guilt and madness told by a young girl who enters into the service of a lord who will not allow mirrors in his manor. They force him to look at the face he once murdered - that of his wife.
02/20/1978 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 on real events.
03/03/1978 0792 The Assassin In an ultimate proof of work ethics, a professional killer tries to carry out the most valuable contract job he ever received - despite an accident that wipes his memory clean.
04/21/1978 0820 Bet with Angels An amiable advertising professional receives gambling advice from his deceased friend who happened to be a gambling addict. Soon he finds himself caught up in the frenzy.
04/28/1978 0824 The House on Chimney Pot Lane A modern couple buy a home infamous for the disappearance of its former inhabitants. But a strange painting that seems to come to life on occasions starts to scare them too.
05/05/1978 0828 Cool Killer Karl A bizarre story of the mother of a victimised family befriending an infamous killer who took them as hostages.
07/28/1978 0872 Double Take Two women novelists write the same story without even being aware of the other's existence. Slowly, they realise they are also enacting the plot in their real lives.
09/13/1978 0892 High Caqueta The mysterious disappearance of their only girl in a regular mountain climbing trip forces a couple to attempt a search and rescue mission in the Andes Mountains. But their guide seems to know a secret about the mountain he is not telling them know.
10/02/1978 0900 The Forever Alley A law-enforcement investigator tries to shame his bowling obsessed brother-in-law into paying heed to his family. But he is as yet unaware that the man is prepared to take his obsession to far greater heights. One day, the brother-in-law vanishes in a bowling alley and the investigator discovers that he might still be there - but in an alternate plane of consciousness.
12/15/1978 0931 The Search for Myra A wealthy industrialist seeks psychiatric counseling when he begins calling his wife, as well as his secretary by a strange name. Together, they delve deep into his conscience to discover who this \"Myra\" person really is.
03/14/1979 0962 The Love God A spirited and opinionated woman alienates her intended with her brash and outspoken ways so she prays to the Indian god of love to remedy the situation.
12/12/1979 1038 The Movie Makers A man is driven to suicide after obsessively watching several video recordings of his whole life. The wife enlists the assistance of his friend to uncover the truth behind her husband's passing, and the mysterious company that provided him with the films.
01/11/1980 1049 The Last Days of Pompeii (5 of 5) - The Buried City With the aid of the blind slave Lydia who guides them through the darkness, Marcus and Orianna escape the burning Pompeii. The pair of lovers meet one disaster after another on their path to freedom.
04/28/1980 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. The problem is, she refuses to provide him with a photo, and asks him to paint her vision of the man instead.
05/12/1980 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 her years later, only to discover that she has lived the last few years under the thumb of her ill-mannered relatives. Moved to pity, he vows to assist her in reclaiming her life.
05/26/1980 1088 Phantom World Two British castaways sentenced to hang for treason find love, and a deranged Frenchman on a remote island!
06/09/1980 1092 That Magic Touch Christmas works a miracle for a beautiful divorcee and her cold and standoffish husband in a remote hunting lodge. Their plans to start anew are ruined when past hurts resurface.
06/23/1980 1096 Life Blood In this tale of revenge and deception, an embittered scientist creates a life-like robot whose sole purpose is to destroy the life of his old rival.
07/07/1980 1100 Silent Partners On a business trip, a wealthy industrialist and his secretary are kidnapped. Their adventure begins when they escape their captors and make their way through the jungles of South America.
01/15/1981 1148 The Legend of Alexander (4 of 5) - The Oracle After consulting with the Oracle of Delphi, his will is strengthened and launches a brutal attack against Thebes. He moves on to defeat Persia and unites the entirety of Greece under his control.
02/04/1981 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 the power of paracognition.
02/09/1981 1157 Transplant When a local surgeon performs open heart surgery on their husbands, a group of wives are disturbed by the changes in they begin to manifest. Problems crop up when they look into the mystery.
03/02/1981 1166 The Raft When haunted by dreams of being castaway on a raft in the middle of the ocean, a wealthy man tries to connect his strange visions with the illogical demand of a stranger for the sum of one million dollars.
03/06/1981 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. When she falls in love with a smooth-talking real estate investor, her beloved uncle does a background check in order to keep her safe.
03/18/1981 1173 Pretty Polly In order to escape the good-natured meddling of his colleagues, a man spins animaginary romance. When his fake lover is found murdered, he discovers that he placed himself at the scene of the crime with his fictitious claims.
03/30/1981 1178 The Dead Come Alive 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 deceased, they are far from pleased as they believe that the secrets of the dead are better off buried.
04/03/1981 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 promised to wed a potbellied farmer- and the Nordic warrior in pursuit to rescue her.
04/15/1981 1185 The Fatal $50,000 In order to look good in his boss' eyes, an employee of a real estate developer filches $50,000 and claims it as sales. After his misdemeanor is discovered, he commits suicide and this showers bad luck on the boss that drove him to it.
04/24/1981 1189 The Long Blue Line When a 10 year old homicide is resurrected, a fourth generation Irish cop is chosen to lead the investigation. As he closes in on the answers, he is disturbed to learn that his retired father is involved in the case.
05/06/1981 1194 The Apparition Despite assurances from his family that his father is fine, a prison inmate becomes obsessed with his father's death. Could the unhealthy fixation stem from the fact that it was his father that had him incarcerated in the first place?
06/03/1981 1206 The Cat's Paw 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 decoy.
06/08/1981 1208 Stranded After an unexpected accident, a duo of scientists is forced to make an emergency landing on a strange planet in a nearby solar system. The planet's inhabitants soon visit them.
06/17/1981 1212 The Final Step In order to avenge her family, a holocaust survivor stalks the doctor responsible for their deaths in a concentration camp in Auschwitz.
07/31/1981 1228 A Penny for Your Thoughts A local reporter encounters a woman with a paranoid belief that her spouse is out to get her. When she digs deeper, the journalist discovers a strange tale involving a manipulative and mythical temptress.
08/17/1981 1234 The Thracian Lovers In defense of the homicide charges filed against him for the deaths of his wife and her lover, a delusional man claims that he is the reincarnation of ancient Greece's King Uranus of Thrace.
08/31/1981 1238 The Musgrave Ritual The legendary Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are thrown in the midst of a strange cult when they investigate the disappearance of two members of the Musgrave family.
09/07/1981 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 a priest.
09/21/1981 1244 Diablo In order to take over a turquoise mine, a journalist blackmails the owner. Her professed intentions seem honorable but the workers wonder about what she is really after.
11/02/1981 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 finally awakens, he shares her problem.
11/16/1981 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 two young sons; as well as the devils that plagued her.
11/30/1981 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 he is no match for her.
12/28/1981 1271 The Silver Mirror Sir Arthur Conan Doyle purchases a magic mirror that allows only him to look into the past. With it, he witnesses the events that took place in the life of Mary, Queen of Scots.
12/31/1981 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 try to take action but are hindered by the wealthy industrialists who each have their own agendas.
01/08/1982 1274 The Last Orbit Plagued by visions of a woman claiming to be from another galaxy, an astronaut is more than surprised when she makes her presence known aboard his ship.
02/01/1982 1284 The Good Ship Aud A graphic recounting of the life and death of Sir Roger Casement, who was sentenced to hang for his crimes against the British Crown.
02/05/1982 1286 The Cantankerous Ghost A pair of spinster sisters is spared from certain bankruptcy when a Hollywood director decides to use their home as the set for his new horror movie, Dreamhouse. When the spirit of an old relative haunts the cast and crew during filming, the siblings must put a stop to it before things go further awry.
02/15/1982 1290 The Point 44 Connection An aging secretary is laid-off due to her age. Incensed by the discrimination, she challenges her boss to a duel and wins. An investigation takes place and the spirit of her long-deceased grandfather guides her in dealing with the local police.
03/03/1982 1297 Death Star When she finds herself strangely lapsing into the memory of a 16th century woman, a high-powered business executive is incensed when she discovers that the local magazine stand man is the reincarnation of her past husband's executioner!
03/10/1982 1300 The Heart of Boadicea 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. However she must weigh out the consequences of her actions and choose a course that will safeguard the lives of her people.
03/19/1982 1304 The Magic Stick of Manitu In order to establish ties with a musical race from another galaxy, the assistant of an interstellar diplomat becomes enchanted with the alien nation; meanwhile her boss devises the best way to exploit them.
03/29/1982 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. Meanwhile, their cynical leader demands proof of his powers.
04/07/1982 1312 Only a Woman The self-proclaimed daughter of the goddess Dagon recounts the tragic fate of several men who looked down on her.
04/21/1982 1318 The Jataka After having been given several conflicting reasons by his servants for her mentor's mysterious absence, a young professor begins to suspect foul play.
05/05/1982 1324 Dreamers and Killers When her former lover becomes involved in several mishaps that nearly result in his untimely death, his ex-fiance becomes disturbed by how closely the accidents mirror her dreams!
05/14/1982 1328 The Hills of Arias In order to escape the rising dictatorship, a Central American revolution flees the country and starts a new life in America as a college professor. Despite being miles away, the revolutionist blood in him refuses to be silenced.
05/24/1982 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. Their seemingly perfect life takes a turn for the worse when they start abusing their gift.
06/18/1982 1340 The Fifth Man In order to discover moles and communist spies in the aviation industry, a British journalist works as a secret agent to unmask the traitors.
06/28/1982 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 her supposedly deceased husband is alive and well.
07/12/1982 1350 The Hand of Amnesia Despite his marriage to a wealthy widow, a young short-order cook refuses to break up with his former lover. When his wife discovers his infidelity, she throws him out in a fit of jealous rage. He is suspected of foul play when his wife mysteriously disappears.
08/05/1982 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.
08/19/1982 1362 Eleanora An actress playing the part of Shakespeare's Julie recounts her tragic love affair with a Berlin activist during opening night.
09/16/1982 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, the shy sibling is convinced by their Indian servant to impersonate her more gregarious twin.
10/08/1982 1379 The Pale Horse When he is unexpectedly sent on a brief visit into the after-life, a dying man learns the secret surrounding the disease ravaging his body. Back in the living world, his doctor has a breakthrough.
10/20/1982 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.
11/11/1982 1392 The Twelfth Juror After murdering her married lover in a fit of jealous rage, a wealthy woman blackmails one of her employees into becoming her scapegoat. Her plans of getting away scot-free hit a snag when one of the jurors on the bench refuses to be bribed.
11/23/1982 1395 The Smile When a smile-shaped cloud seemingly follows him wherever he goes, a reporter recently back from an assignment in Tibet shares his paranoid fear with his estranged ex-wife. He is convinced the cloud is stalking him with malevolent intentions.
12/07/1982 1399 The Boatman and the Devil A young Russian is exiled to Siberia and determined to bring his family with him into the barren wilderness. He is encouraged by the boatman in charge of transporting the exiles to cease his attempts.


16 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.

Davy Joe

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.

William from Baltimore

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'.

Brian Collins

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.

Zeezee1

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

Matt Sandwich

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

Kurt

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

Glenn

This is very sad. In September, I called the talent agency that represented Marian Seldes. I spoke to a woman and told her I was interested in writing to Ms Seldes to ask questions in general about the studio. The woman was so polite and friendly, She told me that since I was not requesting photos, no manila envelopes would be needed, etc. She told me she would surely forward the letter. I wrote on the first of October. I was going to start the month off positively. Unfortunately, I waited until the 8th, to the mail her letter. She passed 2 days before. I lost out.

Robert RJMGREEN@AOL.COM

Loved her. You will be missed.

Todd

She was great. Very memorable voice.

Angela

She was in a lot of the episodes (including the most memorable one for me). RIP

Angela

I always loved this woman, her performances, and her mannerisms. I was at a theater event in New York City a few years ago and she just walked in the front door, as good as you please, as if she was "nothing special." She was so gracious and polite. I revered her and respected her talent and what she gave us. There will never be another one quite like her!

Lori

Joseph Kearns is close to the top of the heap, in my opinion.

Jeff

Parley Baer was the long time voice of Ernie, the Keebler Elf.

Bob

High praise! I can't remember this one, but plan to listen to it tonight. Marian Seldes is one of my favorites.

Scott

What a wonderful woman, Marian Seldes, reading about her in the NY Times tributes to her, before and after her passing. Her face was instantly recognized as I saw her pictures, undoubtedly from her TV and film work, as is her voice. But most importantly she was an inspiration to so many, her grace and ability to impart wisdom and joy and love to her colleagues and students and family. A vitality of life lived for the stage and beyond. Amazing.

Paul


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