Julian Claman

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Julian Claman
Born 1918
United States
Died April 24, 1969(1969-04-24) (aged 50)
Spouse(s) Marian Seldes
(1953–1961; divorced; 1 child)

Julian Claman (1918 – April 24, 1969) was an American actor, war correspondent, press agent, stage manager, TV writer/producer, playwright, and finally novelist. He is well known for the notable TV series he produced, "Have Gun – Will Travel"[1] (1957).


Claman wrote the novels Aging Boy (1964, cited in 2007 by Oscar-winning screenwriter/Pulitzer-winning author Larry McMurtry as a great lost novel), and (The Malediction) (1969). His first play A Quiet Place starred Tyrone Power, was directed by Delbert Mann, with music by Leonard Bernstein. Claman wrote for the Mister Peepers TV series.

Personal life[edit]

Claman was married from 1953–1961 to 5-time Tony-nominated actress Marian Seldes,[2] who appeared in 2 of the best episodes of the most notable TV series he produced, "Have Gun – Will Travel" (1957). Seldes and Claman's daughter Katharine (named after Broadway actress/producer Katharine Cornell) is a writer. Julian Claman died in 1969, age 50.

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