Super Fund-Raiser Is Heading To Academy Awards
By Dave Reynolds, Inclusion Daily Express
March 5, 2003
NEW YORK, NEW YORK--When he was just a teenager, Larry Selman started raising money for the Police Athletic League in Brooklyn.
As time went on, he got very good at fund-raising.
So far Selman, who is now 60 years old and has a label of mental retardation, has raised at least $300,000 for various causes.
His ability and charm have earned him the nickname "The Collector of Bedford Street." That also happens to be the title of a short documentary film about Selman's life, one of four that has been nominated for an Academy Award in that category.
"Cross your fingers!" says Selman, who will be in the audience when the Oscars are presented March 23.
"He's the glue"(Associated Press via The Olympian)