• Noreen Corcoran

    1943 - 2016

    Noreen Corcoran (1943 - 2016)

    Noreen Corcoran, Who has died aged 72, was a teenage star of 1950s American television and a short-lived sex symbol during the following decade. After a series of small film and television parts in the early 1950s, her “apple pie” appeal was spotted by Ronald Reagan when she gave a screen test at CBS. Reagan […]

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  • Norm Ferguson

    1902 - 1957

    Norm Ferguson (1902 - 1957)

    William Norman “Norm” Ferguson (September 2, 1902 – November 4, 1957) was an animator for Walt Disney Studios and a central contributor to the studio’s stylistic development in the 1930s. He is most frequently noted for his contribution to the creation of Pluto, one of the studio’s best-known and most enduring characters, and is the […]

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  • Norma Bengell

    1935 - 2013

    Norma Bengell (1935 - 2013)

    Actress. An award-winning romantic lead of the Brazilian and Italian cinema, she is perhaps best remembered for the dubious distinction of being the first ‘big name’ actress to be depicted frontally nude on screen. Born Norma Aparecida Almeida da Pinto Guimaraes d’Aurea Bengell, she first earned notice as a magazine and runway model then began […]

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  • Norma Candal

    1928 - 2006

    Norma Candal (1928 - 2006)

    Actress. She was born in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. She is remembered for her work on stage in plays such as “Los Árboles Mueren de Pie,” “El Oso” and “La Casa sin Reloj.” Also on stage, she directed “La Chica del Gato” and “El Diario de Ana Frank.” On televison, she played as ‘Petunia’ in “La […]

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  • Norma Castillo

    1913 - 2004

    Norma Castillo (1913 - 2004)

    Actress. She appeared on stage, in motion pictures and on radio. Best known for being the wife of the famed movie director Lucas Demare. (bio by: 380W)

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  • Norma Crane

    1928 - 1973

    Norma Crane (1928 - 1973)

    Actress. She is best remembered for her role as ‘Golde,’ the wife of Tevye (played by Topol) in the film adaptation of “Fiddler on the Roof” (1971). Born Norma Anna Bella Zuckerman in New York City, New York to Jewish parents, her mother died giving birth to her. She grew up in El Paso, Texas […]

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  • Norma Eberhardt

    1929 - 2011

    Norma Eberhardt (1929 - 2011)

    Actress. An attractive blonde model of the 1940s, she is remembered for her starring roles in two late 1950s cult classics. Raised in central New Jersey, she was spotted on the Boardwalk in Asbury Park as a teenager and signed by the Powers Agency. Norma quickly became a favorite of fashon photographers and graced numerous […]

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  • Norma McCorvey

    1947 - 2017

    Norma McCorvey (1947 - 2017)

    Norma McCorvey was born in Simmesport, Louisiana. She was briefly raised at her family’s residence in Lettsworth in Pointe Coupee Parish. Later in her childhood, the family moved to Houston, Texas. McCorvey’s father left the family when she was 13 years old and her parents subsequently divorced. She and her older brother were raised by […]

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  • Norma Shearer

    1902 - 1983

    Norma Shearer (1902 - 1983)

    Shearer’s childhood was spent in Montreal and was one of privilege due to the success of her father’s construction business. However, the marriage between her parents was not a happy one. Andrew Shearer was prone to manic depression and “moved like a shadow or a ghost around the house,” while her mother Edith was attractive, […]

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  • Norma Storch

    1922 - 2003

    Norma Storch (1922 - 2003)

    Actress. Born Norma Greve in Pocatello, Idaho, she moved to Los Angeles in 1945, to pursue an acting career and became a member of the Circle Repertory Theater. For feature films, she appeared in “The Woman Hunter” (1972), “The Six Million Dollar Man” (1973), “Exo-Man” (1977) and “The Perils of P.K.” (1986). For television, she […]

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  • Norma Talmadge

    1895 - 1957

    Norma Talmadge (1895 - 1957)

    Actress. Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, the daughter of legendary Hollywood mother Peg Talmadge. Her father, an alcoholic and unemployed, left the family when Norma was a child. To keep the family together, Peg took in laundry and taught painting classes. By the time Norma was 14, she was interested in modelling. Peg saw […]

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  • Norma Terris

    1904 - 1989

    Norma Terris (1904 - 1989)

    Stage and Screen Actress. She was the original ‘Magnolia’ in the Broadway production of “Showboat.” (bio by: Laurie)  Family links:  Parents:  Myrtle Bliss Cook (1879 – 1967)

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  • Norma Varden

    1898 - 1989

    Norma Varden (1898 - 1989)

    Actress. Born and raised in England, she had a distinguished Hollywood film career in supporting roles. The daughter of a retired sea captain, she trained as a concert pianist in Paris, France and performed in England before deciding to pursue an acting career. She studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, […]

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  • Norman Alden

    1924 - 2012

    Norman Alden (1924 - 2012)

    Actor. Following his service with the US Military whom he was station with in Europe during World War II, Alden returned home and from the aid of the GI Bill, he enrolled at Texas Christian University. It was while there, he caught the acting bug and began to perform in on-campus stage productions. Alden initiated […]

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  • Norman Bird

    1920 - 2005

    Norman Bird (1920 - 2005)

    Actor. He was born in Coalville, Leicestershire, England and died of cancer in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England. His film and television credits include “Crossing the Floor,” “Shadowlands,” “The Final Conflict,” “To Serve Them All My Days,” “Thomas and Sarah,” “Coronation Street,” “Margie and Me,” “The Slipper and the Rose,” “Young Winston,” “Oh! What a Lovely […]

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  • Norman Burton

    1923 - 2003

    Norman Burton (1923 - 2003)

    Born in New York City, Burton was a student of The Actor’s Studio. After early work on stage, he broke into films with a minor role in Fright (1956). His career in film and television was long and relatively successful, but he never achieved major recognition. He played the Hunt Leader, a gorilla, in the science […]

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  • Norman Cousins

    1915 - 1990

    Norman Cousins (1915 - 1990)

    American Author and Editor. He was a newspaper editorial writer and historical magazine editor before beginning his long association with the Saturday Review magazine. Under his direction, it expanded from a literary magazine to a review of all aspects of contemporary life. Cousins was an advocate of various liberal causes, particularly of nuclear disarmament, which […]

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  • Norman Evans

    1901 - 1962

    Norman Evans (1901 - 1962)

    Actor, Comedian. A native of Rochdale, Lancashire, England, he was a British variety and radio star, who is best remembered for creating the character of ‘Fanny Fairbrother.’ The Fanny Fairbrother role usually saw Evans dressed up in drag as a toothless faced woman gossiping over a fence. The character was later an inspiration for another […]

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  • Norman Fell

    1924 - 1998

    Norman Fell (1924 - 1998)

    Norman Fell Norman Fell, who had a 50-year acting career but was best known as the irritable landlord Stanley Roper on the television sitcom Three’s Company, has died of cancer. He was 74.Fell died Monday at the Motion Picture and Television Fund’s retirement home in Woodland Hills, said Stan Schneider, his business manager.Fell appeared in […]

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  • Norman H. Bartold

    1928 - 1994

    Norman H. Bartold (1928 - 1994)

    Actor. Best remembered for his role as ‘Brett “Skip” Hollings on the television series, “Mr. Belvedere” from 1987 to 1989. Born in Alameda County, California, Bartold’s other roles include the films, “She’s Working Her Way Through College” (1952), “The Ten Commandments” (1956), “The Littlest Hobo” (1958), “The Busy Body” (1967), “Riot On Sunset Strip” (1967), […]

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  • Norman Hunter

    1899 - 1995

    Norman Hunter (1899 - 1995)

    Norman George Lorimer Hunter (23 November 1899 – 23 February 1995) was a British children’s author, creator of Professor Branestawm. Norman Hunter was born in Sydenham, England, on 23 November 1899. He attended Beckenham County School for Boys (later known as Beckenham and Penge Grammar School and then Langley Park School for Boys). He left […]

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  • Norman Myers “Chubby” Chaney

    1914 - 1936

    Norman Myers “Chubby” Chaney (1914 - 1936)

    Actor. He played ‘Chubby’ in eighteen of the “Our Gang” comedy motion picture series from 1929 to 1931. The resident plus-size member of “The Little Rascals” at the dawn of the talkie era, he relied on an affable personality, a flair for funny dialogue, and a priceless frown of frustration that seemed to swallow up […]

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  • Norman Norell

    1900 - 1972

    Norman Norell (1900 - 1972)

    Norman Norell (born Norman David Levinson on April 20, 1900 in Noblesville, Indiana; died October 25, 1972 in New York City) was an American fashion designer known for his elegant suits and tailored silhouettes. The son of a haberdasher, from early childhood Norell had an ambition to become an artist. After spending a short period at […]

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  • Norman Ray Bridwell

    1928 - 2014

    Norman Ray Bridwell (1928 - 2014)

    American Author and Cartoonist. Bridwell was best known for his “Clifford the Big Red Dog” book series. Norman was born in 1928 at Kokomo, Indiana.He graduated Kokomo High School in 1945.By 1962, Bridwell was married to his wife Norma, and they had an infant daughter Emily Elizabeth, as well as a son named Timothy. At […]

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  • Norman Shumway

    1923 - 2006

    Norman Shumway (1923 - 2006)

    Norman Shumway was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He attended the University of Michigan for one year as an undergraduate until he was drafted by the Army in 1943, which sent him to John Tarleton Agricultural College in Stephenville, Texas for engineering training. He then underwent Army Specialized Training, which included nine months of pre-medical training […]

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  • Norman Taurog

    1899 - 1981

    Norman Taurog (1899 - 1981)

    Norman Taurog was born February 23, 1899 in Chicago, Illinois, to Arthur Jack Taurog and Anita (originally “Annie”) Taurog (née Goldsmith). His father’s naturalization records claim that Arthur was born in the Russian Empire in 1872 or 1873 and naturalized as a minor, while his mother was from New York. Later census records claimed that […]

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  • Norman Treigle

    1927 - 1975

    Norman Treigle (1927 - 1975)

    Norman Treigle (pronounced tray-gull) was born in New Orleans, the fifth and final child of a poor carpenter and his wife. Following his 1946 marriage to the former Loraine Siegel, the bass-baritone began vocal studies with the contralto Elisabeth Wood. In 1947, he made his operatic debut with the New Orleans Opera Association, as the […]

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  • Norodom Sihanouk

    1922 - 2012

    Norodom Sihanouk (1922 - 2012)

    Norodom Sihanouk was the King of Cambodia from 1941 to 1955 and again from 1993 to 2005. He was the effective ruler of Cambodia from 1953 to 1970. After his second abdication in 2004, he was known as “The King-Father of Cambodia” (Khmer: Preahmâhaviraksat), a position in which he retained many of his former responsibilities […]

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  • Norrie Paramor

    1914 - 1979

    Norrie Paramor (1914 - 1979)

    Although the term “producer” was not in circulation at the time Paramor started producing records (the usual term being Artiste and Repertoire Manager, or A&R man), he effectively began this role in 1952 when he became Recording Director for EMI’s Columbia Records. As well as being producer for Cliff Richard and the Shadows, he produced […]

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  • Northern James Calloway

    1948 - 1990

    Northern James Calloway (1948 - 1990)

    Actor. A native of New York, New York, Calloway is best remembered for his role as shopkeeper ‘David Robinson’ on the long-running PBS (Public Broadcasting Station) children’s program, “Sesame Street” from 1971 to 1989. He also appeared in several of the show’s apecials including, “Christmas Eve On Sesame Street” (1978), “A Special Sesame Street Christmas” […]

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