Norman Lloyd: Tributes paid to Hitchcock and St Elsewhere actor following his death at 106

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His death was confirmed by the producer Dean Hargrove, a longtime friend. ... In addition to acting under Welles and Hitchcock, Mr. Lloyd worked with Charlie Chaplin, Bertolt Brecht, John Houseman and Jean Renoir. The New York TimesNorman Lloyd, Veteran Hollywood Hyphenate, Is Dead at 106

Judd Apatow, who directed him in 2015's Trainwreck, said Lloyd had "loved to tell stories and make people laugh".

"What a career," said Ben Stiller of an actor whose films included Dead Poets Society, Charlie Chaplin's Limelight and Scorsese's The Age of Innocence.

He also played Dr Daniel Auschlander on six seasons of St Elsewhere.

Born Norman Perlmutter in New Jersey in 1914, Lloyd began his career on stage and was a member of Orson Welles' famed Mercury Theatre company in the 1930s.

One of his earliest films was Alfred Hitchcock's 1942 thriller Saboteur, in which his titular German spy falls to his death from the top of New York's Statue of Liberty.

Hitchcock cast him again in his 1945 film Spellbound and subsequently hired him to direct and produce episodes of his Alfred Hitchcock Presents TV series.

He was cast in Chaplin's 1952 film Limelight after developing a friendship with the Hollywood legend based on their mutual love of tennis.

His role as stern headmaster Mr Nolan in 1989's Dead Poets Society saw him work alongside Robin Williams and a young Ethan Hawke.

Writing on Instagram, Apatow said Hawke had learned "a giant lesson" from Lloyd telling him to "pay attention" and appreciate how special that film was.

"Got to meet Norman Lloyd once about 20 years ago, when he was a mere pup of 86," wrote This Is Spinal Tap star Michael McKean, who said Lloyd had been "the real deal".

"Look up mensch in the dictionary [and] there's a picture of Norman Lloyd," tweeted Brent Spiner, who appeared with him in a 1993 episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

"Oh Norman Lloyd you were so kind to me when I was a kid starting out," wrote actress Rosanna Arquette. "May you Rest In Peace dear man."

British choreographer Sir Matthew Bourne also paid tribute, suggesting Lloyd had been "possibly the longest lived notable actor of all time".

Lloyd made his final screen appearance alongside Amy Schumer in Apatow's Trainwreck, in which he played a feisty resident of an old people's home.

"Little Amy Schumer - what a mouth on her," he told the Hollywood Reporter in 2016. "I was raised in Shakespearean decorum, and she's saying 'F*** you' every time I turn around."

Lloyd's other TV roles included appearances in Modern Family, The Practice and Murder, She Wrote, in which he was seen as three different characters.

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Norman Lloyd, known for his association with Alfred Hitchcock, dies at 106

Hindustan Times 12 May, 2021 - 01:28am

Norman Lloyd, whose role as kindly Dr Daniel Auschlander on TV’s St. Elsewhere was a single chapter in a distinguished stage and screen career that put him in the company of Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, Charlie Chaplin and other greats, has died. He was 106.

Lloyd's son, Michael Lloyd, said his father died Tuesday at his home in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles.

His credits stretch from the earliest known US TV drama, 1939′s On the Streets of New York on the nascent NBC network, to 21st-century projects including Modern Family and The Practice.

“If modern film history has a voice, it is Norman Lloyd’s,” reviewer Kenneth Turan wrote in the Los Angeles Times in 2012 after Lloyd regaled a Cannes Film Festival crowd with anecdotes about rarified friends and colleagues including Charlie Chaplin and Jean Renoir.

The wiry, 5-foot-5 Lloyd, whose energy was boundless off-screen as well, continued to play tennis into his 90s. In 2015, he appeared in the Amy Schumer comedy Trainwreck.

His most notable film part was as the villain who plummets off the Statue of Liberty in 1942′s Saboteur, directed by Hitchcock, who also cast Lloyd in the classic thriller 1945’s Spellbound.

His other movie credits include Jean Renoir’s The Southerner, Charlie Chaplin’s Limelight, Dead Poets Society with Robin Williams, In Her Shoes with Cameron Diaz and Gangs of New York with Daniel Day-Lewis.

On Broadway, Lloyd played the Fool opposite Louis Calhern’s King Lear in 1950, co-starred with Jessica Tandy in the comedy Madam, Will You Walk and directed Jerry Stiller in The Taming of the Shrew in 1957.

He was also part of Welles’ 1937 modern-dress fascist-era production of Julius Caesar that has gone down in history as one of the landmark stage pieces in the American theater. Norman played the small but key role of Cinna the Poet, opposite Welles’ Brutus. Stage magazine put Welles on its June cover and proclaimed the production “one of the most exciting dramatic events of our time".

Born November 8, 1914, in Jersey City, New Jersey, Lloyd jumped into acting as a youngster in the 1920s. On stage, he was a regular with Welles’ Mercury Theater, the groundbreaking 1930s troupe that also featured Joseph Cotton and Agnes Moorehead and formed the basis of Welles’ classic film debut, Citizen Kane.

His other plays included Crime, directed by Elia Kazan and featuring his future wife, Peggy Craven. The couple were married for 75 years, until Peggy Lloyd’s death in 2011 at age 98.

TV viewers knew him best as the memorable calm center of St. Eligius hospital on the 1982-88 NBC drama series St. Elsewhere. His Dr Daniel Auschlander was originally only supposed to appear in a few episodes, but Lloyd became a series regular and stayed with the show for the entire run. The series would inspire such shows as E.R. and Grey’s Anatomy.

Lloyd worked steadily as a TV actor and director in the early 1950s, but the political liberal found his career in jeopardy during the Hollywood blacklist period aimed at communists or their sympathizers.

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In 1957, Hitchcock came to his rescue, Lloyd told the Los Angeles Times in 2014. When the famed director sought to hire Lloyd as associate producer on his series Alfred Hitchcock Presents but was told “There is a problem with Norman Lloyd,” Hitchcock didn’t back down, Lloyd recalled.

“He said three words: ‘I want him,’” Lloyd said. He was immediately hired and eventually worked as executive producer on another series, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour.

His other TV credits include roles in Star Trek: The Next Generation, Murder, She Wrote, The Paper Chase, Quincy M.E., Kojak and The Practice.

In 2014, in recognition of his 82 years in show business, and reaching the age of 100, the Los Angeles City Council proclaimed that his birthday of Nov. 8, would be honored as 'Norman Lloyd Day'.

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Veteran Television And Film Star Norman Lloyd Dies

HuffPost 11 May, 2021 - 06:57pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Norman Lloyd, whose role as kindly Dr. Daniel Auschlander on TV’s “St. Elsewhere” was a single chapter in a distinguished stage and screen career that put him in the company of Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, Charlie Chaplin and other greats, has died. He was 106.

Lloyd’s son, Michael Lloyd, said his father died Tuesday at his home in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles.

His credits stretch from the earliest known U.S. TV drama, 1939′s “On the Streets of New York” on the nascent NBC network, to 21st-century projects including “Modern Family” and “The Practice.”

“If modern film history has a voice, it is Norman Lloyd’s,” reviewer Kenneth Turan wrote in the Los Angeles Times in 2012 after Lloyd regaled a Cannes Film Festival crowd with anecdotes about rarified friends and colleagues including Charlie Chaplin and Jean Renoir.

The wiry, 5-foot-5 Lloyd, whose energy was boundless off-screen as well, continued to play tennis into his 90s. In 2015, he appeared in the Amy Schumer comedy “Trainwreck.”

His most notable film part was as the villain who plummets off the Statue of Liberty in 1942′s “Saboteur,” directed by Hitchcock, who also cast Lloyd in the classic thriller 1945’s “Spellbound.”

His other movie credits include Jean Renoir’s “The Southerner,” Charlie Chaplin’s “Limelight,” “Dead Poets Society” with Robin Williams, “In Her Shoes” with Cameron Diaz and “Gangs of New York” with Daniel Day-Lewis.

On Broadway, Lloyd played the Fool opposite Louis Calhern’s King Lear in 1950, co-starred with Jessica Tandy in the comedy “Madam, Will You Walk” and directed Jerry Stiller in “The Taming of the Shrew” in 1957.

He was also part of Welles’ 1937 modern-dress fascist-era production of “Julius Caesar” that has gone down in history as one of the landmark stage pieces in the American theater. Norman played the small but key role of Cinna the Poet, opposite Welles’ Brutus. Stage magazine put Welles on its June cover and proclaimed the production “one of the most exciting dramatic events of our time.”

Born Nov. 8, 1914, in Jersey City, New Jersey, Lloyd jumped into acting as a youngster in the 1920s. On stage, he was a regular with Welles’ Mercury Theater, the groundbreaking 1930s troupe that also featured Joseph Cotton and Agnes Moorehead and formed the basis of Welles’ classic film debut, “Citizen Kane.”

His other plays included “Crime,” directed by Elia Kazan and featuring his future wife, Peggy Craven. The couple were married for 75 years, until Peggy Lloyd’s death in 2011 at age 98.

TV viewers knew him best as the memorable calm center of St. Eligius hospital on the 1982-88 NBC drama series “St. Elsewhere.” His Dr. Daniel Auschlander was originally only supposed to appear in a few episodes, but Lloyd became a series regular and stayed with the show for the entire run. The series would inspire such shows as “E.R.” and “Grey’s Anatomy.”

Lloyd worked steadily as a TV actor and director in the early 1950s, but the political liberal found his career in jeopardy during the Hollywood blacklist period aimed at communists or their sympathizers.

In 1957, Hitchcock came to his rescue, Lloyd told the Los Angeles Times in 2014. When the famed director sought to hire Lloyd as associate producer on his series “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” but was told “There is a problem with Norman Lloyd,” Hitchcock didn’t back down, Lloyd recalled.

“He said three words: ‘I want him,’” Lloyd said. He was immediately hired and eventually worked as executive producer on another series, “The Alfred Hitchcock Hour.”

His other TV credits include roles in “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” “Murder, She Wrote,” “The Paper Chase,” “Quincy M.E.,” “Kojak” and “The Practice.”

In 2014, in recognition of his 82 years in show business, and reaching the age of 100, the Los Angeles City Council proclaimed that his birthday of Nov. 8, would be honored as “Norman Lloyd Day.”

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