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|Also Known As:||Norm Alden||Died:||July 27, 2012|
|Born:||September 13, 1924||Cause of Death:||Natural Causes|
|Birth Place:||Fort Worth, Texas, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
A native Texan, Norman Alden is a prolific character actor who rarely stayed in one role for long, with the exception of the 1970s TV show "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman." Alden began acting while in college at Texas Christian University and started winning roles on television during the late '50s, appearing in small parts on episodes of "Leave It to Beaver," "Yancy Derringer," and "Perry Mason." In addition to a recurring part on the short-lived military drama "Not for Hire," Alden also appeared in numerous episodes of "The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp" as gunslinger Johnny Ringo. Throughout the '60s, Alden was featured in one-off spots on various shows, including "The Rifleman," "Ben Casey," and "Batman," and he lent his voice to one of the main characters in Disney's animated fantasy feature "The Sword in the Stone." After recurring roles on the goofy Western series "Rango" and the family sitcom "My Three Sons," Alden became even more active during the '70s, voicing heroic characters on the "Super Friends" cartoon, appearing on the cop show "The Streets of San Franciso," and becoming a regular as Coach Leroy Fedders on the quirky comedy "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman." In later decades, Alden guest-starred on a wide array of popular shows, including "The Dukes of Hazzard," "Fantasy Island," and "Falcon Crest," with more than 200 screen credits to his name.
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