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Selma Diamond

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Biography

Montréal, Québec, Canada
Most familiar to TV audiences as the diminutive but feisty court bailiff on Night Court (1984), Selma Diamond's entrance into acting wasn't through the usual venue of vaudeville, stage work or modeling - she was a writer for TV shows, once having been nominated for an Emmy for Caesar's Hour (1954). Although she had that tough New York accent and street demeanor, she was actually born in Canada, but raised in Brooklyn. A graduate of New York University, she at first made a living by selling cartoons and fiction to the "New Yorker" magazine. Read more...

Actor

Character: Ginger Culpepper

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World 1963

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Character: Tootsie, Hotel switchboard operator

Bang the Drum Slowly 1973

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Character: Francine's Mother

The Ratings Game 1984

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Character: Bailiff Selma Hacker

Night Court 1984

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Character: Mrs. Isaacson

Archie Bunker's Place 1979

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Character: Selma

Arnie 1970

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Character: American Scene Magazine Reporter

Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine 1962

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Writing