The Emmy nominated veteran actor, director and producer Norman Lloyd is no more. The legend famous for his roles in “Saboteur” and “St. Elsewhere” died in his sleep on Tuesday, at his home in Los Angeles. He was 106 years old.
The news of Lloyd’s death was announced by his son Michael Lloyd, who informed that his father died at his home in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles. Later, the news was confirmed by his producer friend Dean Hargrove. He said, “Norman had a great third act, with an annual birthday party until age 105 filled with notables. He was active until the end, steeped in great stories about the early days of Hollywood and New York theater.”
The Irishman star Kevin Kane paid a tribute to Lloyd and tweeted a throwback picture with the late star from 2014. Kane wrote, “TBT 2014. Privileged to work with the joyful legend Norman Lloyd and hear his first-hand stories of Chaplin, Hitchcock and the Mercury Theatre- among others. What a life. He left peacefully in his sleep at 106. I’d say you won, Norman. Give the gang my best. Rest In Peace.”
#TBT 2014. privileged to work with the joyful legend Norman Lloyd and hear his first-hand stories of Chaplin, Hitchcock and the Mercury Theatre -among others. What a life. He left peacefully in his sleep at 106. I’d say you won, Norman. Give the gang my best. Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/tm3b1KZL8l
— Kevin Kane (@KevinKaneNY) May 12, 2021
In his career of around 80 years, Lloyd has given only commendable performances, be it as an actor or a director. From his first role in “Saboteur” by Alfred Hitchcock till his last film “Trainwreck” by Judd Apatow, Norman has worked win esteemed movies with brilliant directors. Popularly known for “Saboteur” and “St. Elsewhere”, Norman appeared in 60 films and television shows, and not to forget his theater work as well.
Lloyd has featured in films like “Limelight”, “Dead Poet’s Society”, “The Age of Innocence” etc. Other than that, Norman also shone on Television shows. He appeared in “Murder, She Wrote”, “The Twilight Zone”, “Wiseguy”, “Star Trek: The Next Generation”, “Wings”, “The Practice”, and “Civil Wars”.
After turning 106 in November 2020, Norman became the oldest living Television star.
On the direction front, Norman Lloyd worked on some of the TV series such as “Omnibus”, “Gruen Playhouse”, “Alfred Hitchcock Presents”, “The Smugglers”, “Companions in Nightmare”, “Carola” and more. Besides, Norman had his foot in Production and Radio as well.