Mickell worked on 'One Million, B.C.,' 'Turnabout'

Mickell Seltzer, writer and wife of producer Walter Seltzer, died Jan. 22 of heart failure in Woodland Hills, Calif. She was 91.

After graduating high school, she started her career in the story department at the Hal Roach Studio, where she collaborated on the screenplay for fantasy “One Million, B.C.” starring Carole Landis and Victor Mature. Her other screenplay credited included Thorne Smith’s “Turnabout” and a trio of other Thorne Smith (Topper) comedies.

She was married in 1938 to publicist-turned-producer Walter Seltzer. She became a writer of celebrity magazine stories, and then worked as a publicist for Warner Bros, working with stars including Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan, Humphrey Bogart, and Lauren Bacall.

She was active in volunteer work for mental health organizations.

She is survived by her husband of more than 70 years, Walter.

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