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 Norma Crane

Norma Crane

Original Name Zuckerman
Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 28 Sep 1973 (aged 44)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Lot 61
Memorial ID 9457 · View Source
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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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  • Added: 23 May 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9457
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Norma Crane (10 Nov 1928–28 Sep 1973), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9457, citing Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .