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 Jack Norton

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Jack Norton

Original Name Mortimer John
Birth
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Death 14 Oct 1958 (aged 76)
Saranac Lake, Essex County, New York, USA
Burial Southampton, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Plot Uknown
Memorial ID 6896337 View Source
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American Motion Picture Actor. He earned cinematic fame as a comic drunk despite being a teetotaller. Norton entered films in 1934 often playing stone-cold sober characters as well. The Jack Norton which audiences loved was first seen in "Cockeyed Cavaliers" (1934). Norton would actually follow a drunk for blocks, memorizing each movement in order to perfect his character. He played sober roles in "You Belong to Me" (1940), "The Fleet's In" (1941), "Sin of Harold Diddlebock" (1946), "The Awful Tooth" (1938), "Heather and Yon" (1944) and the Three Stooges' "Rhythm and Weep" (1946). He retired from films in 1948 due to illness.


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Jim Caron
  • Added: 31 Oct 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6896337
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/6896337/jack-norton : accessed ), memorial page for Jack Norton (2 Sep 1882–14 Oct 1958), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6896337, citing Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Catholic Cemetery, Southampton, Suffolk County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .