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Cliff Norton
Cliff Norton
Credits
Roles Waldon R. Campbell
Professor MacAllister
Norman the Waiter
Norton
Joe Scibetta
H. B. Summers
The Husband (Tabitha)
Biographical Information
Birthdate March 21, 1918
Birthplace Chicago, Illinois, United States
Death Date January 25, 2003 (age 84)
Death Place Studio City, Los Angeles, California, United States[1]

Cliff Norton played six characters on Bewitched, mostly mortals (1965-1970). He played The Husband on Tabitha in the episode, "A Star Is Born" (1977).

Biography[]

Comedian and character actor Cliff Norton's easygoing performing style and everyman appeal led to a 65-year career in radio, television, movies, theater and commercials. A versatile actor, Mr. Norton's work spanned from the heyday of Chicago radio in the 1940s to television sitcoms five decades later. His big break came with a recurring role on Dave Garroway's pioneering television program.

Born in Chicago, Mr. Norton graduated from Sullivan High School in 1935. By the end of that decade, he was a disc jockey with a morning show on WAAF-AM 1000. He enlisted in the Army Air Forces during World War II and was a bombardier in the India-Burma-China war zone - a role he would claim made him the "American record-holder for intake of quinine."

After the war, he became a regular on Chicago's radio scene and appeared on "Captain Midnight," "Tom Mix" and "Terry and the Pirates." He met Garroway, an NBC staff announcer, who would soon employ him as a regular on "Garroway at Large," a musical revue and talk show that moved to New York in 1952.

In 1962 he moved to Los Angeles to work in films and television. In later years, he also performed in regional theatrical productions.

He was a guest star on television dramas such as "Dr. Kildare" and "Ben Casey", and comedies such as "My Favorite Martian," "The Beverly Hillbillies" and "Murphy Brown." His film credits include small roles in "Funny Lady" and "Suppose they Gave a War and Nobody Came?" Mr. Norton also had a successful career in commercials and doing voice-overs.

Mr. Norton died of lung cancer on January 25, 2003, in his Studio City, California home. He was 84.[2]

Credits[]

  • Waldon R. Campbell in "Samantha the Sculptress"
  • Professor MacAllister in "One Touch of Midas"
  • Norman the Waiter in "It's Magic"
  • Norton in "Make Love, Not Hate"
  • Joe Scibetta in "Cousin Serena Strikes Again (Part 2)"
  • H. B. Summers in "The Phrase Is Familiar"
  • The Husband in "A Star Is Born" (Tabitha)

References[]

  1. Cliff Norton on the Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on February 18, 2020.
  2. Webber, Brad. "Cliff Norton, 84" obituary, Chicago Tribune, January 28, 2003. Retrieved on March 6, 2020, edited.
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