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Also Known As: Died:
Born: November 8, 1914 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Jersey City, New Jersey, USA Profession: actor, producer, director

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One of the most respected figures in entertainment history, actor-producer-director Norman Lloyd's résumé read like a roll call of 20th century icons. Among his collaborative partners and directors were Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Welles, Jean Renoir, Lewis Milestone and John Houseman; each of whom employed his crisp, professional screen and stage presence in such efforts as "Saboteur" (1942), "Spellbound" (1945), "A Walk in the Sun" (1945) and "Limelight" (1952). The Communist witch hunt of the 1950s briefly hampered Lloyd's career, but Hitchcock brought him back into the limelight as the producer of his acclaimed anthology series "Alfred Hitchcock Presents (CBS/NBC, 1955-1962). Modern audiences best knew him as the sage Dr. Auschlander on "St. Elsewhere" (NBC, 1982-88), but his career was thriving long before it, and for decades after its cancellation. A legend in the film and television field, and one of the oldest working actors in show business history, Lloyd represented the pinnacle of accomplishment and endurance for generations of fans.

One of the most respected figures in entertainment history, actor-producer-director Norman Lloyd's résumé read like a roll call of 20th century icons. Among his collaborative partners and directors were Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Welles, Jean Renoir, Lewis Milestone and John Houseman; each of whom employed his crisp, professional screen and stage presence in such efforts as "Saboteur" (1942), "Spellbound" (1945), "A Walk in the Sun" (1945) and "Limelight" (1952). The Communist witch hunt of the 1950s briefly hampered Lloyd's career, but Hitchcock brought him back into the limelight as the producer of his acclaimed anthology series "Alfred Hitchcock Presents (CBS/NBC, 1955-1962). Modern audiences best knew him as the sage Dr. Auschlander on "St. Elsewhere" (NBC, 1982-88), but his career was thriving long before it, and for decades after its cancellation. A legend in the film and television field, and one of the oldest working actors in show business history, Lloyd represented the pinnacle of accomplishment and endurance for generations of fans.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Trainwreck (2015)
2.
3.
 In Her Shoes (2005)
4.
 FAIL SAFE (2000) Secretary Swenson
5.
 Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, The (2000) Wossamotta U President
6.
 The Age Of Innocence (1993) Mr Letterblair
7.
 Shogun Mayeda (1991) Father Vasco
8.
 Amityville 4: The Evil Escapes (1989) Father Manfred
9.
 Dead Poets Society (1989) Mr Nolan
10.
 Nude Bomb, The (1980) Carruthers
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1932:
New York stage debut in "Liliom"
1935:
Broadway debut, "Noah"
1937:
Co-founded Mercury Theater with Orson Welles and John Houseman
1939:
Made TV debut in "Streets of New York" (NBC)
1942:
Film acting debut, "Saboteur", directed by Alfred Hitchcock
1945:
Acted in Jean Renoir's "The Southerner"
1945:
Reteamed with Hitchcock for "Spellbound"
1948:
Stage directoral debut, "The Road to Rome"
1950:
TV directoral debut, "Revue" (CBS)
1950:
Played the Fool to Lewis Calhern's "King Lear" on the New York stage
1952:
Directed "Mr. Lincoln", written by James Agee for first season of "Omnibus" (NBC)
1952:
Acted in Charlie Chaplin's "Limelight"; last feature for 25 years
1957:
TV producing debut (as associate producer), "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" (CBS); became producer in 1962 and executive producer in 1963
1964:
Directed "The Jar" episode for "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour" (CBS), one of Hitchcock's personal favorites
1972:
Produced and directed for "Hollywood Television Theatre", a product of KCET (the public broadcasting station in Los Angeles); eventually became executive producer for series
1977:
Returned to feature acting after 25-year absence with roles in "FM" and "Audrey Rose"
:
Co-starred in NBC medical drama "St. Elsewhere" as Dr. Daniel Auschlander
1989:
Played the headmaster in Peter Weir's "Dead Poets Society"
1993:
Last feature (to date) Martin Scorsese's "The Age of Innocence"
1995:
Acted in "The Omen" (NBC), a pilot based on the 1976 feature film directed by Richard Donner; not picked up
1998:
Returned to series TV as co-star of the UPN drama "7 Days"; role made recurring for the 2000-2001 season
2000:
Had featured role in the CBS presentation "Fail Safe"
2000:
Played the president of Wossamotta U in "The Adventure of Rocky and Bullwinkle"
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Education

New York University: New York , New York - 1930 - 1932

Notes

Not to be confused with cinematographer Norman Lloyd

About his last near-collaboration with Alfred Hitchcock: "At the end of his life, he had a property called 'Short Night' and tried several runs at the book to get a screenplay that he was satisfied with out of it. I worked with him during that period, but it never came to anything. He was in his 80s and physically suffering from terrible arthritis and a bad heart, so he wasn't going to push it. One day he said to me while we were working: 'Norm, we're not going to make this picture.' I said, 'Why do you say you're not going to make it?' He said, 'Because it's not necessary.' I think that is such a great line. After making 52 pictures, you can say that." --Norman Lloyd to the LOS ANGELES TIMES, June 12, 1997

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wife:
Peggy Lloyd. Actor. Married on June 29, 1936.

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