Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Norman Lloyd Turns 105 Today, Happy Birthday! He’s The Oldest Living Member of the Motion Picture Academy


Norman Lloyd turns 105 today. Happy Birthday! He’s the oldest living member of the Motion Picture Academy.

Norman who? You know that Norman Lloyd starred in “St. Elsewhere,” the best TV hospital show ever, from 1982-88. He was 74 years old when he wrapped his role as Dr. Daniel Auschlander, the head of that crazy institution. If you’re too young to know what I’m talking about, Howie Mandel was in the cast. Now he hosts game shows.

Norman Lloyd has all his marbles, he’s the 8th wonder of the world. In the 1940s he was a favorite of Alfred Hitchcock. He has dozens and dozens of credits before “St. Elsewhere,” and afterwards he appeared in shows like Night Gallery, Kojak, Quincy, M.E., The Paper Chase, Wiseguy, Murder, She Wrote, The Practice, and even the current hit, Modern Family. A couple of years he did a master class in Cannes.

His most recent appearance was in Amy Schumer’s hit comedy, “Trainwreck.” Back in 2007, he was the subject of his own documentary.

So happy birthday, Norman. Imagine, he was born in 1914.


Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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