Norman Lloyd, 'St. Elsewhere' Actor and Frequent Hitchcock Collaborator, Dies at Age 106
Incredibly prolific actor, director, and producer Norman Lloyd has died at age 106.
Lloyd, known for his role in '80s medical drama series St. Elsewhere and frequent collaborations with Alfred Hitchcock, passed away peacefully in his sleep Monday (May 10), reports Deadline.
New Jersey-born Lloyd began his professional performing career in vaudeville in 1923 – when he was just nine years old – and made his final movie appearance in the 2015 Amy Schumer and Judd Apatow comedy Trainwreck, meaning he was active in the entertainment industry for more than 90 years.
In 1937-8, he appeared in Caesar, Orson Welles' innovative production of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, at the Mercury Theatre in New York City. During the same period, Welles also directed him in a production of the Elizabethan play The Shoemaker's Holiday at the same venue.
He later appeared in Hitchcock's 1942 spy thriller Saboteur and 1945 psychological thriller Spellbound, then served as a producer on the director's anthology series Alfred Hitchcock Presents, which ran from 1955 to 1965. He also directed numerous episodes of the series.
His other movie appearances ranged from Charlie Chaplin's 1952 comedy Limelight to Martin Scorsese's 1993 period drama The Age of Innocence. He also appeared in the classic 1989 teen drama Dead Poets Society and the 2005 comedy-drama In Her Shoes with Cameron Diaz.
In the '80s, he portrayed Dr. Daniel Auschlander in six seasons of the hit medical drama series St. Elsewhere. His final TV appearance came in a 2010 episode of Modern Family.
Paying tribute to Lloyd on Twitter, Ben Stiller wrote: "What a career. From Welles to Apatow. #RIP Norman Lloyd."
Brent Spiner, who appeared with Lloyd in a 1993 episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, tweeted: "Look up mensch in the dictionary. There’s a picture of Norman Lloyd. RIP."
Lloyd is survived by his son Michael. His wife of 65 years, actress and director Peggy Craven, passed away in 2011. His daughter Josie passed away last year.
Rest in Peace, Norman Lloyd, and thank you for your contribution.