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Also Known As: Died: December 14, 1998
Born: March 24, 1924 Cause of Death: bone marrow cancer
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: actor

Biography CLOSE THE FULL BIOGRAPHY

With his droopy eyes and dyspeptic disposition, Norman Fell was a journeyman actor, adept at both drama and comedy, when he was cast as Stanley Roper, the landlord concerned about a guy living with two girls in "Three's Company". Audra Lindley and Fell won the hearts of America, respectively, as the amorous wife and her unwilling husband and in 1979. they were given their own spinoff series, "The Ropers", which lasted for a season and a half.

With his droopy eyes and dyspeptic disposition, Norman Fell was a journeyman actor, adept at both drama and comedy, when he was cast as Stanley Roper, the landlord concerned about a guy living with two girls in "Three's Company". Audra Lindley and Fell won the hearts of America, respectively, as the amorous wife and her unwilling husband and in 1979. they were given their own spinoff series, "The Ropers", which lasted for a season and a half.

Filmographyclose complete filmography

CAST: (feature film)

1.
3.
 Hexed (1993) Herschel Levine
4.
 With Friends Like These... (1991) Narration
5.
 For The Boys (1991) Sam Schiff
6.
 Boneyard, The (1991)
7.
 You're Driving Me Crazy (1990) Doctor
9.
 Stripped to Kill (1987) Ray
10.
 Transylvania 6-5000 (1985) Mac Turner
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Milestones close milestones

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Served in Air Force during WWII
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Moved to NYC after college graduation; studied acting with Stella Adler
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Stage debut, "Bonds of Interest" directed by Jose Quintero
1952:
Appeared in numerous live TV roles on "Philco Theatre", "Studio One", "Goodyear Theatre" and others
1956:
Played on Broadway in "Middle of the Night" starring Edward G. Robinson
1956:
TV series debut as regular, Mike, a cab driver on "Joe and Mabel" (CBS)
1959:
Film debut, "Pork Chop Hill"
1960:
Appeared in "Oceans Eleven" with Frank Sinatra
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Regular on police drama "87th Precinct" (NBC)
1964:
TV-movie debut, "The Hanged Man"
1967:
Played featured role in Mike Nichols' "The Graduate"
1969:
Co-starred in ensemble film "If It's Tuesday, This Must be Belgium"
1970:
Appeared in Nichols' "Catch-22"
1971:
Featured in short-lived police drama "Dan August" on ABC
1973:
Starred in TV series "Needles and Pins" (NBC)
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Played fight trainer in miniseries "Rich Man, Poor Man"; earned Emmy nomination
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Breakthrough TV role as Stanley Roper on "Three's Company" (ABC)
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Reprised role of Stanley Roper on "The Ropers", spinoff of "Three's Company"
1989:
Regular on "The Boys," Showtime series
1989:
Was featured regularly on "The Boys" (Showtime)
1991:
Played featured role in Bette Midler vehicle "For the Boys"
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Education

Central High School: Philadelphia , Pennsylvania -
Studied acting with Stella Adler: -
Temple University: Philadelphia , Pennsylvania - 1950

Companions close complete companion listing

wife:
Dianne Weiss. Divorced in 1973.
wife:
Karen Weingard. Spiritual counselor. Third wife; divorced.

Family close complete family listing

daughter:
Tracy Fell Klorman. Born c. 1962; survived him.
daughter:
Mara Fell Polan. Born c. 1964; survived him.
son:
Casey Evan Fell. Born on June 27, 1986; adopted with third wife; diagnosed with cerebral palsy at age five months; placed in a home with children with similar disabilities.

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