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Norman Foster
Birth: Dec. 13, 1903
Wayne County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jul. 7, 1976
Santa Monica
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Actor and Director. Born Norman Hoeffer in Richmond, Indiana, he made his Broadway debut in 1926 and arrived in Hollywood at the beginning of the talkie era, playing light leads in such films as "Love at First Sight" (1930), "It Pays to Advertise" (1931), "Smilin' Through" (1932), and "State Fair" (1933). In 1936 Foster started directing programmers at Fox, including several entries in the "Mr. Moto" and "Charlie Chan" series, and went on to make several interesting, offbeat features, among them "Journey into Fear" (1942), "Rachel and the Stranger" (1948), "Kiss the Blood Off My Hands" (1948), "Woman on the Run" (1950), and "Navajo" (1952). He later directed for TV. Foster was married to actress Claudette Colbert from 1928 to 1935, and to actress Sally Blane from 1935 until his death.  (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
Family links: 
  Charles Foster Hoeffer (1879 - 1964)
  Blanche May Cummins Hoeffer (1880 - 1938)
  Sally Blane (1910 - 1997)
  Claudette Colbert (1903 - 1996)*
*Calculated relationship
Holy Cross Cemetery
Culver City
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Section W, Tier 19, Grave 22
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bobb Edwards
Record added: Sep 19, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11777752
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