Vale: Norman Lloyd

Veteran US actor, producer, director, best known for Hitchcock's Saboteur & St. Elsewhere, has died aged 106.

Veteran US actor, producer, director, Norman Lloyd, best known for Alfred Hitchcock’s Saboteur and St. Elsewhere, has died, aged 106.

Lloyd died at home in Los Angeles on Tuesday, but no cause of death has been reported.

Lloyd had an extensive career spanning seven decades. As an actor, he worked with Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, Joseph Cotten, Vincent Price and Agnes Moorehead and directors Orson Welles and Alfred Hitchcock.

He began his foray into film when he played the villain Frank Fry, who falls from the Statue of Liberty in Hitchcock’s Saboteur. The film would launch a decades-long collaboration between Lloyd and Hitchcock.

His other notable film roles included Mr. Nolan in Dead Poets Society as well as Mr. Letterblair in The Age of Innocence plus Spellbound, The Southerner, A Walk in the Sun, Scene of the Crime, Reign of Terror, M and In Her Shoes.

Lloyd was known for playing veteran physician Dr. Daniel Auschlander in 132 episodes of St. Elsewhere.

Lloyd attended New York University and, in the mid-1930s, was asked by Orson Welles and John Houseman to join their iconic Mercury Theatre.

TV credits, some as director, included Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, The Name of the Game, Steambath, Columbo, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Wings, The Practice, Seven Days and Modern Family.

Source: People

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  1. A superlative character actor. When on screen, irrespective of the size of the role, one couldn’t help but notice Norman Lloyd. I remember him best from the small screen from St Elsewhere. Seeing him pop up in vintage movies, shows just what a consummate actor he was. A great and long life lived.

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