Norman Lloyd: 4 cool facts

By Gwylym Owen

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Norman Lloyd ( Perlmutter; November 8, 1914 – May 11, 2021) was an American actor, producer and director past a career in entertainment spanning approximately a century. He worked in every major facet of the industry including theatre, radio, television, and film, with a career that started in 1923. His last film, Trainwreck, was released in 2015, after Lloyd had attained 100 years of age.

In the 1930s, he apprenticed later than Eva Le Gallienne’s Civic Repertory Theatre and worked in the same way as such influential groups as the Federal Theatre Project’s Living Newspaper unit, the Mercury Theatre, and the Group Theatre. Lloyd’s long professional attachment with Alfred Hitchcock began subsequent to his act out portraying a Nazi agent in the film Saboteur (1942). He with appeared in Spellbound (1945), and was a producer of Hitchcock’s anthology television series Alfred Hitchcock Presents. Lloyd directed and produced episodic television throughout the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. As an actor, he appeared in on summit of 60 films and television shows, with his roles including Bodalink in Charlie Chaplin’s Limelight (1952), Mr. Nolan in Dead Poets Society (1989), and Mr. Letterblair in The Age of Innocence (1993). In the 1980s, Lloyd gained a new generation of fans for playing Dr. Daniel Auschlander, one of the starring roles upon the medical drama St. Elsewhere.

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