2006-11-14 18:28:13 UTC
month ago). Selzer grew up there -- I guess the local California
papers and the trades didn't deem him worthy of a mention, but fans of
'60s-'70s films and TV will remember him as one of the greats.
OXNARD, Calif. -- Milton Selzer, 88, stage, screen and television
actor, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006, of pulmonary complications and
stroke at St. John's Hospital.
Milton was born in Lowell, Mass., in 1918, but his family soon moved to
Portsmouth, N.H., where he spent the remainder of his youth.
Milton graduated from Portsmouth High School with the Class of 1936,
attended the University of New Hampshire, was a graduate of the
American Academy of Dramatic Arts and The New School in New York.
Milton returned for many of his high school reunions including the 65th
reunion. He served in the Infantry in the Italian Campaign in World War
Milton Selzer was a busy actor from the early days of live TV in New
York, such as Walter Cronkite's historical series "You Are There,"
directed by Sydney Lumet, "Playhouse 90" drama series and many more. He
also appeared on Broadway with Michael Redgrave in "Tiger at the Gates"
and with Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontaine in their farewell Broadway play,
In 1960, he moved to Los Angeles and continued to appear in TV and
movies, as well as playing in the Mark Taper Forum and Theatre West.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Alice Hickox Selzer and her
son, Ethan Selzer.