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Also Known As: Madie Norman, Maidie Gamble, Madie Norman Died: May 2, 1998
Born: October 16, 1912 Cause of Death: lung cancer
Birth Place: Georgia, USA Profession: actor, educator

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Though she didn't begin acting until she was almost 40, Maidie Norman quickly made up for lost time with a variety of steady supporting roles in everything from sitcoms to feature films. She made her theatrical debut with a minor role in "The Burning Cross," about a war veteran who comes to regret signing up for the Ku Klux Klan, and appeared in several live TV anthologies before being cast in the Douglas Sirk melodrama,

Though she didn't begin acting until she was almost 40, Maidie Norman quickly made up for lost time with a variety of steady supporting roles in everything from sitcoms to feature films. She made her theatrical debut with a minor role in "The Burning Cross," about a war veteran who comes to regret signing up for the Ku Klux Klan, and appeared in several live TV anthologies before being cast in the Douglas Sirk melodrama,

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Side By Side (1988) Eunice
2.
 His Mistress (1984)
4.
 Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) Nurse Agnes
5.
 Thornwell (1981) Ruth Thornwell
6.
 Movie Movie (1978) Gussie ("Baxter'S Beauties Of 1933")
7.
 Airport '77 (1977) Dorothy
8.
 Blast (1976)
9.
 Dream For Christmas, A (1973) Jennie Dailey
10.
 Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole (1972) Fergy--Nurse Ferguson
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Raised in Ohio
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Began working at the Musart Theatre in Los Angeles
1947:
Film debut in "Burning Cross"
1949:
Made her stage debut as Honey in "Deep Are the Roots" at the Mayan Theatre in Los Angeles, CA
1951:
Had a leading role in "The Well"
1962:
Refused to speak in stereotypical dialect in "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" and changed some of her lines
1964:
Named Woman of the Year by the "Los Angeles Sentinel"
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Was artist in residence at Stanford University
1977:
Inducted into the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame in Oakland, CA
1979:
Appeared in the ABC miniseries "Roots: The Next Generation"
1985:
Earned a professional artist award from the California Educational Theatre Association
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Education

Bennett College: Greensboro , North Carolina -
Columbia University: New York , New York -

Notes

Taught drama at Texas State University-Tyler, UCLA, and Stanford University

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husband:
McHenry Norman. Married in 1937.

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mother:
Lila Graham Gamble. Daughter of slaves owned by her husband's family.
father:
Louis Gamble. Engineer. Son of slave owners.
sister:
Clarice Herbert. Survived her.
step-daughter:
Veronique Wills.
step-child:
Lescil Wills.
son:
McHenry Norman Jr. Survived her.
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