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Norman Foster is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Assistant Director American born on 13 december 1903 at Richmond (USA)

Norman Foster

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Birth name Norman Hoeffer
Nationality USA
Birth 13 december 1903 at Richmond (USA)
Death 7 july 1976 (at 72 years) at Santa Monica (USA)

Norman Foster (December 13, 1903 – July 7, 1976) was an American film director and actor.


Foster was married to Claudette Colbert from 1928 until their divorce in 1935. In October 1935, he wed actress Sally Blane, an older sister of Loretta Young. They had their first child in June 1936 named Gretchen after Loretta Young, They also had a son named Robert.

He died in 1976 from cancer in Santa Monica, aged 72. He and Blane are interred in Culver City's Holy Cross Cemetery.

Best films

Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier (1955)
State Fair (1933)
Navajo (1952)

Usually with

Virgil Miller
Virgil Miller
(6 films)
Orson Welles
Orson Welles
(3 films)
Samuel Kaylin
Samuel Kaylin
(8 films)
Peter Lorre
Peter Lorre
(6 films)
Jimmy Aubrey
Jimmy Aubrey
(6 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Norman Foster (69 films)

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The Other Side of the Wind, 2h2
Directed by Orson Welles
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors John Huston, Peter Bogdanovich, Norman Foster, Lilli Palmer, Robert Random, Joseph McBride
Roles Billy Boyle
Rating67% 3.3982253.3982253.3982253.3982253.398225
Un vieux réalisateur, J.J. Hannaford, mélange de John Ford et d'Ernest Hemingway fait son retour à Hollywood après plusieurs années d'exil en Europe. Il est en train de finir un nouveau film avec lequel il veut mettre au défi, sur le terrain, « toute la palette du jeune cinéma américain, depuis les cinéphiles mélancoliques jusqu'à Andy Warhol ». Une fête est organisée en son honneur dans son ranch par tout le gratin hollywoodien à l'occasion de son soixante-dixième anniversaire. Cette soirée se terminera par la mort du réalisateur au volant de la voiture de sport qu'il voulait offrir à son acteur favori, sans que l'on sache s'il s'agit d'un accident ou d'un suicide.
Play It as It Lays, 1h39
Directed by Frank Perry
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Actors Tuesday Weld, Anthony Perkins, Norman Foster, Adam Roarke, Tammy Grimes, Ruth Ford
Roles Abortionist
Rating63% 3.197743.197743.197743.197743.19774
Maria Wyeth, who comes from a Nevada town with a population of 28, is now a successful actress. But she is unhappily married to, and separated from, temperamental producer Carter Lang and also chronically depressed and institutionalized.
Bluebeard's Castle, 1h
Directed by Michael Powell
Origin German
Genres Drama
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Films based on operas, Adaptation d'un opéra à la télévision, Children's films
Actors Norman Foster, Norman Foster
Roles Barbe-Bleue
Rating71% 3.5859753.5859753.5859753.5859753.585975
Téléfilm inspiré de l'opéra Le Château de Barbe-Bleue de Béla Bartók.
Mysterious Mr. Moto, 1h3
Directed by Norman Foster
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, Prison films, Transport films
Actors Peter Lorre, Mary Maguire, Henry Wilcoxon, Erik Rhodes, Harold Huber, Leon Ames
Roles Hoodlum in Tavern
Rating68% 3.437843.437843.437843.437843.43784
The film opens with a daring escape from the French penal colony on Devil’s Island. Mr. Moto, pretending to be Ito Matsuka, a Japanese murderer, is in the company of Paul Brissac, who belongs to a group of assassins. Brissac changes his name to Romero when they arrive in London and Moto stays on as his houseboy.
Fatal Lady
Fatal Lady (1936)

Directed by Edward Ludwig
Origin USA
Actors Walter Pidgeon, Mary Ellis, John Halliday, Ruth Donnelly, Samuel S. Hinds, Alan Mowbray
Roles Phillip Roberts
Rating68% 3.4493453.4493453.4493453.4493453.449345
On her debut as an opera star, Marion Stuart is interrogated and possibly implicated in the death of a male acquaintance. Released, although thoroughly shaken-up, Marion attempts to perform but loses her voice onstage. Humiliated, but driven to sing, she travels to South America under the assumed name of Maria Delasano, and works in an opera company under the tutelage of Feodor Glinka, who wants her to shun men and save herself for her art. Mary resists the persistent attentions of wealthy young Phil Roberts, who follows the company in hopes of marrying her. ...
High Tension, 1h3
Directed by Allan Dwan
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Brian Donlevy, Glenda Farrell, Norman Foster, Robert McWade, Helen Wood, Theodore von Eltz
Roles Eddie Mitchell
Rating56% 2.84482.84482.84482.84482.8448
Ladies Crave Excitement, 1h13
Directed by Nick Grinde
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Action, Romance
Actors Norman Foster, Emma Dunn, Evalyn Knapp, Gilbert Emery, Eric Linden, Russell Hicks
Roles Don Phelan
Rating61% 3.0505753.0505753.0505753.0505753.050575
Don Phelan, the ace newsreel reporter, falls in love with Wilma Howell, the daughter of the owner of another newsreel company that is a bitter rival of the one Don Works for. The rivalry between the two companies, with cameramen nudging each other out of the way, sabotage acts by one against the other, and reporters fighting to get the 'scoop' does not bode well for the romance.
The Bishop Misbehaves, 1h25
Directed by Ewald André Dupont
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Crime
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O'Sullivan, Lucile Watson, Reginald Owen, Dudley Digges, Norman Foster
Roles Donald Meadows
Rating65% 3.291423.291423.291423.291423.29142
The Bishop of Broadminster, an avid reader of detective fiction, is drawn into a mysterious case of crime.
Strictly Dynamite, 1h11
Directed by Elliott Nugent
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical
Actors Jimmy Durante, Lupe Vélez, Norman Foster, William Gargan, Marian Nixon, Eugene Pallette
Roles Fleming
Rating58% 2.911752.911752.911752.911752.91175
Norman Foster plays a poet whose life changes when he begins writing comedy for Durante and develops an infatuation for Durante's volatile partner.
Pilgrimage (1933)
, 1h36
Directed by John Ford
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Comedy, Romance
Themes Children's films
Actors Marian Nixon, Henrietta Crosman, Norman Foster, Heather Angel, Lucille La Verne, Maurice Murphy
Roles Jim 'Jimmy' Jessop (Hannah's son)
Rating72% 3.633423.633423.633423.633423.63342
Dans un village de l'Arkansas, Hannah Jessop, une vieille femme s'occupe de sa ferme avec l'aide de son fils, Jim. Mais ce dernier tombe amoureux d'une jeune fille réprouvée par la mère. Afin d'empêcher leur union, elle enrôle son fils dans l'armée pour combattre en France. Retrouvant sa fiancée lors d'une courte étape dans une gare, le jeune soldat apprend qu'elle est enceinte. Il refuse alors de rejoindre ses camarades avant de l'avoir épousé mais il est tout de même contraint de reprendre le convoi en partance pour le front. La guerre lui sera fatale.
State Fair
State Fair (1933)
, 1h40
Directed by Henry King
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Musical films, Films based on plays, Children's films
Actors Janet Gaynor, Will Rogers, Lew Ayres, Sally Eilers, Louise Dresser, Norman Foster
Roles Wayne Frake
Rating67% 3.3915953.3915953.3915953.3915953.391595
Un fermier de l'Iowa et sa famille se rendent à la foire annuelle de Des Moines, la capitale de l'Iowa. Ses enfants y trouveront l'amour, avec plus ou moins de bonheur.