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Selma Diamond
Birth: Aug. 5, 1920
London
Ontario, Canada
Death: May 13, 1985
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Actress. Born in London, Ontario, Canada, she grew up in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from New York University while supporting herself selling stories and cartoons to the New Yorker Magazine. She broke into radio as a writer for NBC’s "The Big Show". She then landed a job with Sid Caesar’s “Your Show of Shows”. Her movie debut was a voice only role in Stanley Kramer’s "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" which showcased her distinctive nasal rasp. She would actually appear in several more movies in her career including "Bang the Drum Slowly” in 1973, “My Favorite Year” in 1982, “Twilight Zone: The Movie” in 1983, and "All of Me" in 1984. Her best remembered role, however, is probably Selma Hacker the bailiff in TV’s “Night Court.” Diamond died from lung cancer while “Night Court” was still in production. The episode entitled “Hello, Goodbye” was dedicated to her memory. (bio by: Iola) 

Cause of death: Cancer
 
Burial:
Hillside Memorial Park
Culver City
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Courts of the Book, Jacob-I-4004
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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Selma Diamond
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Selma Diamond
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- Isabella Oliva
 Added: Nov. 19, 2014

- Watcher
 Added: Nov. 11, 2014
Thank you for sharing your talent with the world. You were loved very much on Night Court. I'm so sorry that your illness took you away from the show & us. May you rest in peace until God resurrects you back to life on a paradise earth. But, for now, yo...(Read more)
- Danielle McCullers
 Added: Nov. 8, 2014
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