Milestones: May 27, 1985

DIED. Selma Diamond, 64, raspy-voiced comic actress and comedy writer who played the world-weary, chain-smoking bailiff on TV's Night Court; of lung cancer; in Los Angeles. Diamond was a top writer for Perry Como, Milton Berle and Sid Caesar and a playfully sardonic TV talk-show guest. Her films include It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963), My Favorite Year (1982), Twilight Zone -- The Movie (1983) and All of Me (1984).

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