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Norman Burton

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Norman Burton (December 5, 1923 - November 29, 2003), occasionally credited as Normann Burton, was an American film and television actor. Born in New York City, Burton was a student of The Actor's Studio. After early work on stage, he broke into films with a minor role in Fright (1956). His career in film and television was long and relatively successful, but he never achieved major recognition. In the movies, he is best-known for his unconventional (and frequently disparaged) performance as Felix Leiter in the James Bond film Diamonds Are Forever (1971). He also played Will Giddings, the man who saves a maintenance worker from death by opening a fire door, and is himself burned, in the 70s action movie The Towering Inferno. On television, he is best known for his performance as IADC boss Joe Atkinson during the second season of the television series Wonder Woman. Throughout his life, Burton was a devotee of the method school of acting, and taught method acting in Lakeside, California. Burton was killed in an automobile accident near the California and Arizona borders a few days short of his 80th birthday. Description above from the Wikipedia article Norman Burton, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Dec 5, 1923 In New York City, New York
Movie/TV Credits:
51
First Appeared:
In the series Gunsmoke 1955-09-10
Latest Project:
Movie American Ninja 5 1993-01-01
Known For
Poster of American Ninja 5
Poster of The Gumball Rally
Filmography
Movie American Ninja 5 Ambassador Halden 1993-01-01
Movie Live Wire Senator Victor 1992-09-03
Movie Bloodsport Helmer 1988-02-26
Movie Shakedown on the Sunset Strip Ward Sullivan 1988-04-22
Movie Deep Space General Randolph 1988-05-01
Series War and Remembrance Unknown 1988-11-13
Series thirtysomething Unknown 1987-09-29
Movie Bad Guys Captain Watkins 1986-03-14
Movie Pray For Death Lt. Anderson 1985-01-11
Series Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Series Highway to Heaven Unknown 1984-09-19
Movie Crimes of Passion 1984-10-19
Movie Mausoleum Dr. Simon Andrews 1983-05-01
Series Knight Rider Unknown 1982-09-26
Series St. Elsewhere Unknown 1982-10-26
Movie Amy Caruthers 1981-03-20
Movie Life, Liberty and Pursuit on the Planet of the Apes Yalu 1981-01-01
Series Simon & Simon Unknown 1981-11-24
Movie Fade to Black Marty Berger 1980-10-14
Movie The Ultimate Impostor Papich 1979-05-11
Series The Facts of Life Unknown 1979-08-24
Series The Ted Knight Show Burt Dennis 1978-04-08
Series CHiPs Unknown 1977-09-15
Series Quincy, M.E. Unknown 1976-10-03
Movie The Gumball Rally Lieutenant Roscoe 1976-07-28
Movie Scorchy Chief Frank O'Brien 1976-10-08
Series Baretta Unknown 1975-01-17
Movie Force Five Arthur Haberman 1975-03-28
Series Wonder Woman Joe Atkinson 1975-11-07
Movie The Reincarnation of Peter Proud Dr. Frederick Spear 1975-04-25
Movie The Terminal Man Det. Capt. Anders 1974-06-19
Series Rhoda Unknown 1974-09-09
Movie The Towering Inferno Giddings 1974-12-14
Series Harry O Unknown 1974-09-12
Series Planet of the Apes Unknown 1974-09-13
Movie Hit! The Director 1973-09-18
Movie Save the Tiger Fred Mirrell 1973-02-14
Series Kojak Unknown 1973-10-24
Movie Simon, King of the Witches Dist. Atty. Willard Rackum 1971-04-02
Movie Escape from the Planet of the Apes Army Officer 1971-05-20
Movie Jud Uncle Hornkel 1971-07-01
Movie Diamonds Are Forever Felix Leiter 1971-12-13
Movie Planet of the Apes Hunt Leader 1968-02-07
Series Land of the Giants Unknown 1968-09-22
Series Love on a Rooftop Unknown 1966-09-06
Movie Wild Seed Policeman 1965-01-01
Series I Dream of Jeannie Unknown 1965-09-18
Series Bewitched Unknown 1964-09-17
Series Ben Casey Unknown 1961-10-02
Movie Fright Reporter Thompkins 1959-09-01
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10