Joy Seligsohn (born 1927) was a writer of romance comics for the American Comics Group in the late 1940s and early 1950s.
Seligsohn was born in New York City and graduated from New York University in 1948 with a degree in radio and television, and a minor in philosophy. After acting for a few years in summer stock in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, she transitioned to freelance writing, including for comic books. She met her husband, Zeke Seligsohn, when he was an editor at ACG and writer of Buck Rogers comics.
After the Wertham era, she and her husband left comics and she continued writing "true story" and "confessional" stories for magazines, as well as romance novels. She also became a copywriter for a New York radio station, and due to her radio training, she was first given the female voice roles for the commercials, and then was given her own one-hour call-in show for four years.
She continued in community theater in Fresh Meadows, New York and worked in public relations and advertising. She did not become a professional actress until 2001 when she was 74 and she was approached on a bus by someone looking for women with grey hair for a commercial. Since then, she has appeared in commercials, off-Broadway shows, and bit parts in movies, including as a Little Old Lady in the 2005 film production of The Producers. She currently lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with her husband. She has two children and four grandchildren.
- Video interview with NYU Alumni
- New York Times: One in 8 Million (slideshow and audio interview)
- IMDb profile