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Norman Foster (I) (1903–1976)

Norman Foster was born on December 13, 1903 in Richmond, Indiana, USA as Norman Foster Hoeffer. He was a director and actor, known for The Loretta Young Show (1953), I Cover Chinatown (1936) and Mr. Moto's Last Warning (1939). He was married to Sally Blane and Claudette Colbert. He died on July 7, 1976 in Santa Monica, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1993 It's All True (Documentary) (segment "My Friend Benito")
 1969 It Takes a Thief (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1967 Custer (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Raiders (1967)
 1967 The Monroes (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Trapped (1967)
- To Break a Colt (1967)
 1966 The Green Hornet (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1966 Batman (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Zelda the Great (1966)
 1965-1966 The Loner (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1965 Indian Paint
 1962-1963 The New Loretta Young Show (TV Series) (11 episodes)
- Crisis at 8 P.M. (1963)
- Hey Rube (1963)
- Dugan's Alley (1963)
- Welcome Stranger (1963)
 1961 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1956-1961 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series) (29 episodes)
- Not in Our Stars (1961)
- The Wedding (1961)
- Those at the Top (1961)
- 13 Donner Street (1961)
- Emergency in 114 (1961)
 1960 Bat Masterson (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Debt of Honor (1960)
 1957-1958 Zorro (TV Series) (14 episodes)
 1958 Tombstone Territory (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Guilt of a Town (1958)
 1957 West Point (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- The Deep End (1957)
- Jet Flight (1957)
- The Hard Task (1957)
 1957 Cavalcade of America (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Chicago 2-1-2 (1957)
 1953 Sombrero
 1952 Navajo (Documentary)
 1950 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
 1944 La fuga
 1943 It's All True (Documentary) (segment "My Friend Bonito")
 1943 Santa
 1941 Scotland Yard
 1937 Fair Warning
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Stage: Appeared (as "Dave Ames") in "The Racket" on Broadway. Written by Bartlett Cormack. Ambassador Theatre: 22 Nov 1927-Mar 1928 (closing date unknown/119 performances). Cast: Ralph Adams (as "Sam Meyer"), Romaine Callender (as "Assistant State's Attorney Welch"), Jack Clifford (as "Clark"), Marion Coakley (as "Irene Hayes"), G. ... See more »

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Acted on Broadway from 1926, in films from 1929. Turned director for the 20th Century-Fox B-unit in 1936, working on several of the "Mr. Moto" films. Left Fox in 1941. Briefly with RKO, directing the stylish Orson Welles thriller Journey Into Fear (1943). Freelanced in Mexico during the mid-'40s, then returned to RKO in 1948. Joined Columbia, 1949-50, then with MGM, 1952. Directed three notable ... See more »

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