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Norma Crane
Original name: Norma Zuckerman
Birth: Nov. 10, 1928
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Sep. 28, 1973
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Actress. She is best remembered for her role as 'Golde,' the wife of Tevye (played by Topol) in the film adaptation of "Fiddler on the Roof" (1971). Born Norma Anna Bella Zuckerman in New York City, New York to Jewish parents, her mother died giving birth to her. She grew up in El Paso, Texas and studied drama at Texas State College for Women in Denton, Texas and became a member of Elia Kazan's Actors Studio. She made her Broadway debut in 1953 in Arthur Miller's play "The Crucible." In the 1950s and 1960s she appeared on a number of television dramas, including "1984" (1953, as 'Julia' in the television movie), "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," "Have Gun - Will Travel," "The Untouchables," "The Flying Nun," "Riverboat," "The Islanders," "The Deputy," "The Fugitive," and "Laramie." She also played a role in the 1956 film adaptation of Robert Anderson's play "Tea and Sympathy," directed by Vincente Minnelli. In 1961 she married to television writer-producer Herb Sargent which ended in divorce. Her other film credits include "All in a Night's Work" (1956), "Penelope" (1966), "The Sweet Ride", (1968), and "They Call Me MISTER Tibbs!" (1970). She died of breast cancer in Los Angeles, California at the age of 44. She was a close friend of actress Natalie Wood, who paid for her medical bills during her illness and her funeral expenses upon her death. (bio by: William Bjornstad) 
 
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  Herb Sargent (1923 - 2005)*
 
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Cause of death: Cancer
 
Burial:
Westwood Memorial Park
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
 
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Record added: May 23, 2000
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I remember you Norma, from Fiddler, and the other roles, such as those on Have Gun Will Travel. A very good actress. A pity you left us so soon. Much too soon. I hope you enjoyed it. RIP
- Em
 Added: Jan. 18, 2015

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