Michael Selsman: What happened to Carol Lynley’s ex-husband?

Michael Selsman

Who is Carol Lynley’s ex-husband?

Michael Selsman is an American actor, publicist, and also the ex-husband of American actress Carol Lynley. Michael Selsman’s wife was a top American actress who is known for her roles in the film Blue Denim and The Poseidon Adventure. For her great acting skills, Carol was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer – Female for the film The Light in the Forest in 1959.

Michael Selsman: Bio Summary

Full NameMichael Selsman
famous asEx-husband of Carol Lynley
Age 87 years old as of 2023
Date of BirthDecember 10, 1936
Place of Birth New York, New York, United States
Zodiac signSagittarius
children Jill Victoria Selsman
spouse Carol Lynley (m. 1960–1964)

How old is Carol Lynley’s ex-husband?

Michael Selsman was born in New York City, New York, United States of America on 10 December 1936. As of 2023, he is 87 years old. He is an actor and a writer known for The Dirt Merchants ‘Rosemary’ in 2017 and The Dirt Merchants: Rebelistic in 2018 according to his IMDB profile.

Aside from being an actor, he is also a producer and a publicist for Hollywood celebrities. Selsman represented such mega-stars as all three Fondas, Jimmy Stewart, James Mason, Rock Hudson, Marlene Dietrich, Peter Sellers, Cary Grant, and many others.

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He was an independent producer and a theatrical agent with Artists Agency Corporation, now ICM. Michael Selsman was also an executive with 20th Century Fox, Paramount, MGM, Universal, and Samuel Goldwyn Productions according to Voiceamerica.

According to Hoyywood360, Michael Selsman was Marilyn Monroe’s press agent for two and half years before she died. He recalled while talking the Hollywood360-“I was Marilyn’s press agent for two half years before she died.  I handled her funeral for 20 media outlets and it was the hottest ticket in town.  People were calling me from Australia and Japan asking me not to bury her until they could get there, which would take two weeks.”

He discussed Marilyn Monroe’s death in the new revised edition of his book, “All is Vanity”. He also discussed Stars including Judy Garland, Orson Welles, Robert Mitchum, Lawrence Harvey, and many more in his book.

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Although Michael has some level of popularity, he lives his private life out of the limelight, example is his educational status, he has not talked about any of his education on any platform. There is also no news about his parents, siblings or any other family member aside from his ex-wife. 

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Michael Selsman and Carol Lynley were married for 4 years

Michael Selsman got married to his ex-wife Carol Lynley in 1960. They had a daughter called Jill Victoria Selsman, a Director of short films. They were married for 4 years and they got divorced in 1964. The reason behind their divorce was not made public. A year after their marriage ended, the actress posed nude for Playboy.

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Carol Lynley: Michael Selsman’s ex-wife.  

Carol Lynley began her career as a child model before switching up to acting. She first appeared on a local television show and when she was at the age of 14 she was signed as a child model. She then appeared on live TV shows, the Goodyear Television Playhouse, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, and Danger Route.

Michael Selsman’s ex-wife used the name Carolyn Lee when she began her career as a child but when she entered acting, she got to know the name has already been registered under the Actors’ Equity union, so she modified her name to the current one. 

Carol made her first stage appearance in Moss Hart’s Broadway stage hit Anniversary Waltz. At the age of 15, she played the role of Dame Sybil Thorndyke’s granddaughter in the Broadway play The Potting Shed (1957). Since then she has been featured in a lot more movies.

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Michael’s wife died of a heart attack on 3 September 2019 at her home in Pacific Palisades, California at the age of 77. She was cremated; her ashes were scattered at sea off the Southern California coast.

Michael Selsman and Carol Lynley’s daughter Jill Selsman took to her Instagram to share the news with her followers. She wrote; “Wanted to release this info on my own terms but the media has runaway with it but since that was where she danced, you have to let the lead. Paddle out it Malibu probably this time next week -will post details when I have them Carol Lynley 1942-2019.

She went on to share- “She passed peacefully in her sleep after a really dynamic, exciting, complicated life. She loved working in film and was a huge fan of movies, dance and all the arts in general. Two items in her wallet at the time of her passing: her SAG card and her gym card. When you’re an actor, you are always working on yourself as the next gig is right around the corner. I hope the have gyms and stages in the next life”

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