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Norman Fell

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" (1976), 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

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Mar 24, 1924
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Studio One 1948-11-07
Latest Project:
Series E! True Hollywood Story 1996-03-29
Known For
Poster of With Friends Like These
Poster of On the Right Track
Poster of Charlie's Angels
Poster of Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-03-29
Movie Family Reunion: A Relative Nightmare Grandpa Joe Dooley 1995-03-31
Movie Hexed Herschel Levine 1993-01-22
Movie The Naked Truth The Dentist 1992-09-29
Series The Ben Stiller Show Unknown 1992-09-27
Movie Something a Little Less Serious: A Tribute to 'It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World' Himself 1991-01-01
Movie The Boneyard Shepard 1991-06-12
Movie With Friends Like These Narrator (voice) 1991-03-27
Series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Unknown 1990-09-10
Movie C.H.U.D. II: Bud the Chud Tyler 1989-05-05
Series Murphy's Law Unknown 1988-11-02
Movie Stripped to Kill Ray 1987-03-20
Series Win, Lose or Draw Unknown 1987-09-07
Series Matlock Unknown 1986-03-03
Series Sledge Hammer! Unknown 1986-09-23
Series The Twilight Zone Unknown 1985-09-27
Movie Transylvania 6-5000 Mac Turner 1985-11-08
Movie The Jesse Owens Story Marty Forkins 1984-07-09
Series Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Series Crazy like a Fox Unknown 1984-12-30
Movie Uncommon Valor Garvin 1983-01-22
Series Teachers Only 1982-04-14
Series Matt Houston Unknown 1982-09-26
Movie Kinky Coaches and the Pom Pom Pussycats Jack McGuire 1981-08-28
Movie On the Right Track The Mayor 1981-03-06
Movie Paternity Larry 1981-10-02
Series Simon & Simon Unknown 1981-11-24
Movie This Year's Blonde Pat Toledo 1980-05-17
Series Magnum, P.I. Unknown 1980-12-11
Series Roots: The Next Generations Bernie Raymond 1979-02-18
Series The Ropers Stanley Roper 1979-03-13
Movie Rabbit Test Mr. Savaka 1978-04-09
Movie The End Dr. Samuel Krugman 1978-05-10
Series Three's Company Stanley Roper 1977-03-15
Series The Love Boat Unknown 1977-09-24
Series The Bionic Woman Unknown 1976-01-14
Series Rich Man, Poor Man 1976-02-01
Series Charlie's Angels Unknown 1976-09-22
Movie Guardian of the Wilderness 1976-12-07
Movie Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold Stanly Nagel 1975-07-11
Movie Death Stalk Frank Cody 1975-01-21
Series Fay Unknown 1975-09-04
Series Switch Unknown 1975-09-09
Series Ellery Queen Unknown 1975-09-11
Series Starsky & Hutch Unknown 1975-09-10
Movie Thursday's Game Melvin Leonard 1974-04-14
Movie Airport 1975 Bill 1974-10-18
Series Rhoda Unknown 1974-09-09
Series Police Story Unknown 1973-03-20
Movie The Stone Killer Les Daniels 1973-08-08
Series Needles and Pins Nathan Davidson 1973-09-21
Movie Charley Varrick Mr. Garfinkle 1973-09-19
Series The Streets of San Francisco Unknown 1972-09-23
Movie The Heist Pat Dillon 1972-11-29
Series Cannon Unknown 1971-09-14
Series McCloud Unknown 1970-02-17
Movie Catch-22 First Sgt. Towser 1970-06-24
Series Dan August Sgt. Charles Wilentz 1970-09-23
Movie The Boatniks Max 1970-07-01
Series Medical Center Unknown 1969-09-24
Movie Three's a Crowd Norman - Elevator Operator 1969-12-03
Movie Sergeant Ryker Sgt. Max Winkler 1968-02-01
Movie Bullitt Captain Baker 1968-12-19
Movie The Young Runaways Mr. Donford 1968-09-11
Series Ironside Unknown 1967-03-28
Movie Ghostbreakers Lieutenant P. J. Hartunain 1967-09-08
Movie Fitzwilly Oberblatz 1967-04-19
Movie The Graduate Mr. McCleery 1967-12-21
Series Mannix Unknown 1967-09-16
Series Judd for the Defense Unknown 1967-09-08
Series That Girl Unknown 1966-09-08
Series The F.B.I. Unknown 1965-09-19
Movie Quick Before It Melts George Snell 1965-01-20
Series Bewitched Unknown 1964-09-17
Movie The Killers Mickey Farmer 1964-07-07
Movie The Hanged Man Gaylord Grebb 1964-11-18
Series The Fugitive Unknown 1963-09-17
Series The Lieutenant Unknown 1963-09-14
Series Mr. Novak Unknown 1963-09-24
Movie PT 109 Edmund Drewitch 1963-06-19
Series Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Unknown 1963-10-04
Movie It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Detective at Grogan's Crash Site 1963-11-07
Series Kraft Suspense Theatre Unknown 1963-10-10
Series Sam Benedict Unknown 1962-09-15
Series Cain's Hundred Unknown 1961-09-19
Series 87th Precinct Detective Meyer Meyer 1961-09-25
Series Ben Casey Unknown 1961-10-02
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-27
Movie Inherit the Wind WGN Radio Technician 1960-06-24
Movie The Rat Race Telephone Repairman 1960-07-10
Series The Tom Ewell Show Unknown 1960-09-27
Movie Ocean's Eleven Peter Rheimer 1960-08-10
Series The Aquanauts Unknown 1960-09-14
Series Johnny Staccato Unknown 1959-09-10
Movie Pork Chop Hill S/Sgt. Coleman 1959-05-29
Movie What Makes Sammy Run? Sammy's Brother 1959-09-27
Series The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis Unknown 1959-09-29
Series Peter Gunn Unknown 1958-09-22
Series Perry Mason Unknown 1957-09-21
Series Playwrights '56 Unknown 1955-10-04
Movie Twelve Angry Men Juror #1 / Foreman (as Norman Feld) 1954-09-20
Series Studio One Unknown 1948-11-07