74 (passed away Dec. 14th, 1998)
Mar. 24th, 1924
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Norman Fell's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles1987 - Stripped to Kill
1985 - Transylvania 6-5000
1978 - The End
1975 - Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold
1974 - Airport 1975
1973 - The Stone Killer
1973 - Charley Varrick
1970 - Catch-22
1970 - The Boatniks
1969 - If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium
1968 - Bullitt
1968 - The Secret War of Harry Frigg
1967 - The Graduate
1963 - PT 109
1963 - It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
1960 - Ocean's Eleven
1960 - Inherit The Wind
1959 - Pork Chop Hill
Guest TV Roles
Dr. Henry Gerber
Jack 'J.K.' Lewis (segment "Love and the Good Deal")
Norman Fell was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1924. He graduated from Temple University with a bachelor's degree in drama. During World War II, he was an Air Force tail gunner in the Pacific. After the war, he studied acting and obtained small parts in television and on stage. His first regular TV appearance was in the comedy series "Joe & Mabel" (1956). His best known TV role was that of Stanley Roper, the landlord in the very popular "Three's Company" (1977), which debuted in 1977, and its short lived spin-off, "The Ropers" (1979).
Norman Fell died at the Motion Picture and Television Fund's retirement home in Woodland Hills CA, aged 74, survived by two daughters.
- Had a long, bitter and acrimonious feud with actor Jack Klugman which lasted over 40 years.
- Inurned at Mount Sinai Memorial Park, Los Angeles, California - Garden of Heritage, Columbarium of Tradition, Niche 1601A
- 1946 graduate of Temple University.
- He and Karen adopted a baby boy who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at 5 months.
- Studied acting with 'Stella Adler' (qv).
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