Selma Diamond

Selma Diamond

Highest Rated: 96% My Favorite Year (1982)

Lowest Rated: 58% Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)

Birthday: Aug 05, 1920

Birthplace: Montréal, Québec, Canada

Scribe and funny-woman Selma Diamond got her start in New York City, writing humor pieces and drawing cartoons for "The New Yorker" magazine. Eventually she moved into writing bits for various radio programs such Groucho Marx's "You Bet Your Life" and Danny Kaye's "The Big Show." Diamond continued writing comedy when television beckoned, working on "Your Show of Shows" with Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca, "Caesar's Hour" (also with Sid Caesar), and "The Milton Berle Show." Her forceful personality as the lead writer for "Hour," coupled with her coarse voice, is said to have been the inspiration for the Rose Marie character on "The Dick Van Dyke Show." Although her film appearances were few, Diamond did have memorable small moments in "Bang the Drum Slowly," "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" (voice only), and the body-swap comedy "All of Me." Still, many will remember her fondly and best for her role as Baliff Selma Hacker on the first two seasons of the NBC sitcom "Night Court." Hacker died of lung cancer in 1985 at the age of 64.

Highest rated movies




85% 67% All of Me Margo (Character) - 1984
58% 55% Twilight Zone: The Movie Mrs. Weinstein (Character) - 1983
96% 84% My Favorite Year Lil (Character) - 1982
92% 62% Bang the Drum Slowly Tootsie, Hotel switchboard operator (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Magic Carpet Mrs. Vogel (Character) - 1971


No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Court Selma Hacker (Character) 1984-1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Guest 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
69% No Score Yet Archie Bunker's Place Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Show Guest 1968


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