Norman Fell

Norman Fell

74 (passed away Dec. 14th, 1998)
Mar. 24th, 1924
Born in
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Norman Fell's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Three's Company TV Show
Three's Company
Rich Man, Poor Man TV Show
Rich Man, Poor Man
The Ropers TV Show
The Ropers
Hooperman TV Show
Dan August TV Show
Dan August
87th Precinct TV Show
87th Precinct
Kraft Suspense Theatre TV Show
Kraft Suspense Theatre
Joe & Mabel TV Show
Joe & Mabel
Teachers Only TV Show
Teachers Only
Needles and Pins TV Show
Needles and Pins
Star Tonight TV Show
Star Tonight

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


Norman Fell was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1924. He graduated from Temple University with a bachelor's degree in drama. During World War II, he was an Air Force tail gunner in the Pacific. After the war, he studied acting and obtained small parts in television and on stage. His first regular TV appearance was in the comedy series Joe & Mabel (1956). His best known TV role was that of Stanley Roper, the landlord in the very popular Three's Company (1977), which debuted in 1977, and its short lived spin-off, The Ropers (1979).

Norman Fell died at the Motion Picture and Television Fund's retirement home in Woodland Hills CA, aged 74, survived by two daughters.

  • Had a long, bitter and acrimonious feud with actor Jack Klugman which lasted over 40 years.
  • Studied acting with 'Stella Adler' (qv).
  • He and Karen adopted a baby boy who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at 5 months.
  • 1946 graduate of Temple University.
  • Inurned at Mount Sinai Memorial Park, Los Angeles, California - Garden of Heritage, Columbarium of Tradition, Niche 1601A

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