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Tue May 11, 2021, 09:00 PM

Norman Lloyd, Actor in 'St. Elsewhere' and Hitchcock's 'Saboteur,' Dies at 106

Source: Variety

By Laura Haefner

Actor, producer and director Norman Lloyd, best known for his title role in Hitchcock’s “Saboteur” and as Dr. Daniel Auschlander on NBC’s “St. Elsewhere” and famously associated with Orson Welles’ Mercury Theater, died Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 106.

His friend, producer Dean Hargrove, confirmed his death and said “His third act was really the best time of his life,” referring to the many historical Hollywood retrospectives and events Lloyd had participated in over the past few decades. Lloyd often said his secret to his long and mostly illness-free life was “avoiding disagreeable people,” Hargrove recounted.

Lloyd was hand-picked by Alfred Hitchcock to play the title character and villain in 1942’s “Saboteur,” and it was his character who tumbled to his death from the top of the Statue of Liberty in the pic’s iconic conclusion.

But the hard-working multihyphenate gained his highest profile only in his late 60s and 70s when he appeared as the wise physician Dr. Auschlander on NBC’s prestige medical drama “St. Elsewhere” from 1982-88.



AP Photo/George Brich


Read more: https://variety.com/2021/legit/people-news/norman-lloyd-dead-st-elsewhere-saboteur-1234970920/

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue May 11, 2021, 09:10 PM

1. Saboteur by Alfred Hitchcock with Robert Cummings, Priscilla Lane, Otto Krueger and Norman Lloyd


According to the American Film Institute, in Saboteur, Hitchcock was able to "create one of the more ambitious sequences of '40s cinema: Cummings hair-raising struggle with Norman Lloyd on a then-convincing replica of the Statue of Liberty's torch, which remains effective even some seventy years after it was shot.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue May 11, 2021, 09:18 PM

2. The last movie I saw him in was In Her Shoes (2005)

He was only 90 then.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #2)

Tue May 11, 2021, 10:26 PM

4. I remember him best as the Texas oil baron with a heart (a challenging role indeed!) in FM



He was always one of those supporting actors whom everyone recognized - but few could actually name.

Well, he outlived'em all!

Godspeed.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue May 11, 2021, 10:19 PM

3. He collaborated with Hitchcock for most of his life. Produced his TV series too.


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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue May 11, 2021, 10:29 PM

5. I've been watching St Elsewhere on Hulu all month

Norman Lloyd is such a calming presence on that show. His voice, his stillness and centeredness on camera, he was a wonderful, gifted, and inspirational actor.

I'm grateful for his gifts to us

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Response to Bucky (Reply #5)

Tue May 11, 2021, 10:31 PM

6. The last episode of Saint elsewhere was a shock! Nt

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Response to USALiberal (Reply #6)

Tue May 11, 2021, 11:45 PM

9. i loved st. elsewhere (don't remember the last episode.... how did it end?) nt

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Response to orleans (Reply #9)

Wed May 12, 2021, 02:17 PM

11. You have to see it!

It would lose the utter surprise and twist in a description.

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Response to tonekat (Reply #11)

Wed May 12, 2021, 04:46 PM

12. yeah, that's okay. i looked it up on imdb -- none of it was ringing a bell

don't get netflix, and the dvds are horribly expensive.

it doesn't matter. my life will go on without knowing.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue May 11, 2021, 11:20 PM

7. RIP Norman

The vast majority of people over 100 are women but you do get the occasional Norman Lloyd.

Used to religiously watch St. Elsewhere.

BTW speaking of plus 100 year old people my recent favorite was the lady, I think from England, who was 117, contracted Covid and survived it....and was shown standing up reveling in it. Of course she has 6 years to go for the acknowledged oldest age, a few who lived to 123.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue May 11, 2021, 11:29 PM

8. He was married to his wife Peggy for over 75 years.

It was one of the longest celebrity marriages.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollywood_marriage

He was a good actor. I liked a lot of movies that he was in.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed May 12, 2021, 01:13 AM

10. He played

the prickly headmaster in Dead Poets Society.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 01:16 AM

13. Rare talent. May he rest in peace.

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