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Norma Crane is a Actor American born on 10 november 1928 at New York City (USA)

Norma Crane

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Birth name Norma Anna Bella Zuckerman
Nationality USA
Birth 10 november 1928 at New York City (USA)
Death 28 september 1973 (at 44 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Norma Crane (November 10, 1928 — September 28, 1973) was an actress of stage, film and television. Among her best-known roles was that of Golde in the 1971 film adaptation of Fiddler on the Roof. She starred in They Call Me Mister Tibbs! and Penelope. She was born in New York City but raised in El Paso, Texas.


Born Norma Anna Bella Zuckerman to a Jewish family in New York City and raised in El Paso, Crane studied drama at Texas State College for Women in Denton, and was a member of Elia Kazan's Actors Studio. She made her debut on Broadway in Arthur Miller's play The Crucible.

Throughout the 1950s, she appeared on a variety of live television dramas, first gaining recognition in a televised adaptation of George Orwell's 1984. She played Ellie Martin in Vincente Minnelli's film version of Tea and Sympathy. She appeared in the 1956 Alfred Hitchcock Presents episode "There Was an Old Woman". She guest-starred four times on the CBS western television series Have Gun – Will Travel with Richard Boone. She appeared on an episode of ABC's The Untouchables as Lily Dallas, a ruthless gang leader.

In 1960, Crane appeared as Sarah Prentice in the episode "River Champion" of the NBC western series Riverboat starring Darren McGavin. In the story line, fight promoter Dan Muldoon (Dennis O'Keefe) arranges a prize fight aboard the Enterprise. George Kennedy and Slim Pickens portray Gunner Slagle and Porter Slagle, respectively. A few weeks later, Crane was cast as Sarah in the episode "Deadly Tomorrow" of the ABC adventure series The Islanders, set in the South Pacific.

In 1961, Crane guest-starred in the title role in the episode "The Return of Widow Brown" of the NBC western The Deputy. In the story line, Amelia Brown returns to the town of Silver City eight years after the lynching of her husband, Lem. Authorities believe that she is hiding loot from her husband's crimes. She also appeared that year in an episode of The Asphalt Jungle.

Best films

Fiddler on the Roof (1971)

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Filmography of Norma Crane (6 films)

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Fiddler on the Roof, 2h52
Directed by Norman Jewison
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Films about religion, Théâtre, Musical films, Films about Jews and Judaism, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Chaim Topol, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey, Molly Picon, Paul Mann, Paul Michael Glaser
Roles Golde
Rating79% 3.9989453.9989453.9989453.9989453.998945
In 1905, Tevye, a poor Jewish milkman living in the Russian village of Anatevka, explains to the audience what keeps the Jews of Anatevka going is the balance they achieve through following their ancient traditions, comparing their precarious circumstance to a fiddler on a roof: trying to scratch out a pleasant tune, while not breaking their necks. The fiddler appears throughout the film as a metaphoric reminder of the Jews' ever-present fears and danger, and also as a symbol of the traditions Tevye is trying to hold on to as his world changes around him. While in town, Tevye meets Perchik, a radical Marxist from Kiev. Tevye invites Perchik to stay with him and his family, and as a deal, offers him food, in exchange for Perchik tutoring his daughters.
They Call Me Mister Tibbs!, 1h48
Directed by Gordon Douglas
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Sidney Poitier, Martin Landau, Barbara McNair, Anthony Zerbe, Edward Asnere, Jeff Corey
Roles Marge Garfield
Rating60% 3.049723.049723.049723.049723.04972
Detective Virgil Tibbs, now a lieutenant with the San Francisco police, is assigned to investigate the murder of a prostitute. A prime suspect is Rev. Logan Sharpe (Martin Landau), a liberal street preacher and political organizer, who insists to Tibbs that he was merely visiting the hooker in a professional capacity, advising her spiritually.
The Sweet Ride, 1h50
Directed by Harvey Hart
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Sports films, Surfing films
Actors Anthony Franciosa, Michael Sarrazin, Jacqueline Bisset, Bob Denver, Michael Wilding, Michele Carey
Roles Mrs. Cartwright
Rating56% 2.8177452.8177452.8177452.8177452.817745
The story, told in flashbacks, concerns a middle-aged tennis bum (Franciosa) who shares a beach house with Sarrazin and Denver. Their carefree life becomes complicated, and later turns tragic, after they become involved with a mysterious young woman (Bisset) and a biker gang.
Penelope (1966)
, 1h37
Directed by Arthur Hiller
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller, Crime
Actors Natalie Wood, Ian Bannen, Peter Falk, Carl Ballantine, Jerome Cowan, Jonathan Winters
Roles Mildred Halliday
Rating64% 3.200263.200263.200263.200263.20026
Penelope Elcott (Natalie Wood) is the wife of wealthy banker James Elcott (Ian Bannen). Penelope decides to disguise herself as an old woman and rob her husband's bank. While the police, including Lieutenant Horatio Bixbee (Peter Falk), rush to get to the bank, Penelope escapes in a red wig and yellow suit. She donates some of the stolen money to a Salvation Army worker and donates the suit to a second-hand thrift shop. Con artists Sabada (Lila Kedrova) and Ducky (Lou Jacobi) immediately recognize the suit as an original designer outfit from Paris, and purchase it for a mere $7.
All in a Night's Work, 1h34
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Dean Martin, Shirley MacLaine, Cliff Robertson, Charles Ruggles, Norma Crane, Jerome Cowan
Roles Marge Coombs
Rating62% 3.100493.100493.100493.100493.10049
Tony Ryder's uncle, the wealthy owner of a newspaper, has just died. The young playboy Tony inherits the paper but is left with a board of directors that thinks he's unsuited for the task, plus a hotel detective who thinks Tony should know about a girl who was seen running away from his uncle's Palm Beach hotel room, wearing nothing but a Turkish towel and an earring, on the night of his death.
Tea and Sympathy, 2h2
Directed by Vincente Minnelli
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about sexuality, Théâtre, LGBT-related films, Films based on plays, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Deborah Kerr, Leif Erickson, John Kerr, Darryl Hickman, Edward Andrews, Norma Crane
Roles Ellie Martin
Rating72% 3.644793.644793.644793.644793.64479
Seventeen-year-old Tom Robinson Lee (John Kerr), a new senior at a boy's prep school, finds himself at odds with the machismo culture of his class in which the other boys love sports, roughhouse, fantasize about girls, and worship their coach, Bill Reynolds (Leif Erickson). Tom prefers classical music, reads Candide, goes to the theater, and generally seems to be more at ease in the company of women.