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Maidie Norman (1912–1998)


Maidie Norman was born Maidie Ruth Gamble on October 16, 1912, in Villa Rica, Georgia, to Louis and Lila Gamble. She received a B.A. from Bennett College in 1934 and a master's degree from Columbia University three years later. She also attended the Actors Lab in Hollywood from 1946 to 1949. Norman first appeared on film in The Peanut Man in 1947. ... See full bio »

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(age 85) in San Jose, California, USA

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 1988 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Bessie Copland
- Little Boy Dead (1988) ... Bessie Copland
 1988 Side by Side (TV Movie)
Eunice
 1988 Amen (TV Series)
Mrs. Murray
- Man on a Ledge (1988) ... Mrs. Murray
 1985 Matt Houston (TV Series)
Ethel
- Death Watch (1985) ... Ethel
 1984 His Mistress (TV Movie)
 1983 Hotel (TV Series)
Carrie Garland
- Confrontations (1983) ... Carrie Garland
 1983 Secrets of a Mother and Daughter (TV Movie)
Neddy
 1983 Bare Essence (TV Series)
- Hour Four (1983)
 1982 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Elevator Operator
- Internal Affairs (1982) ... Elevator Operator
 1982 Bare Essence (TV Movie)
 1981 Enos (TV Series)
- Once and Fur All (1981)
 1981 The White Shadow (TV Series)
Mrs. Coolidge
- B.M.O.C. (1981) ... Mrs. Coolidge
 1981 Thornwell (TV Movie)
Ruth Thornwell
 1979 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Rose
- Girl on the Road (1979) ... Rose
 1979 Roots: The Next Generations (TV Mini-Series)
Sister Scrap Scott
- Episode #1.4 (1979) ... Sister Scrap Scott
 1979 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series)
Mrs. Dennison
- Like a Brother (1979) ... Mrs. Dennison
 1978 Movie Movie
Gussie
 1975-1977 Police Woman (TV Series)
Celia Jackson / The Nurse
- Screams (1977)
- The Hit (1975) ... The Nurse
 1977 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Mrs. Henry
- The Wisdom of Solomon (1977) ... Mrs. Henry
 1976 A Star Is Born
Justice of the Peace (uncredited)
 1976 Baretta (TV Series)
Mrs. Rich
- Can't Win for Losin' (1976) ... Mrs. Rich
 1976 Bronk (TV Series)
Stella
- Death with Honor (1976) ... Stella
 1971-1976 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Mrs. Clements / Willie / Cleaning Woman
- The Highest Mountain (1976) ... Mrs. Clements
- Each Day a Miracle (1974) ... Willie
- Of Magic Shadow Shapes (1971) ... Cleaning Woman
 1976 Police Story (TV Series)
Mrs. Wilkins
- 50 Cents-First Half Hour, $1.75 All Day (1976) ... Mrs. Wilkins
 1975 The Jeffersons (TV Series)
Rachel
- Mother Jefferson's Fall (1975) ... Rachel
 1975 Harry O (TV Series)
Clara Wooster
- Shades (1975) ... Clara Wooster
 1975 Good Times (TV Series)
Edna
- The Enlistment (1975) ... Edna
 1975 Kung Fu (TV Series)
Omar's Mother
- Barbary House (1975) ... Omar's Mother
 1975 Lucas Tanner (TV Series)
Ellen Russell
- Those Who Cannot, Teach (1975) ... Ellen Russell
 1975 Kolchak: The Night Stalker (TV Series)
Librarian
- Mr. R.I.N.G. (1975) ... Librarian
 1974 Rhoda (TV Series)
Charlotte
- I'm a Little Late, Folks (1974) ... Charlotte
 1974 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Mrs. Anderson
- Jacob's Boy (1974) ... Mrs. Anderson
 1974 The Sty of the Blind Pig (TV Movie)
Weedy Warren
 1974 Cannon (TV Series)
Mama Sally
- Triangle of Terror (1974) ... Mama Sally
 1973 Love Story (TV Series)
Mother
- A Glow of Dying Embers (1973) ... Mother
 1973 A Dream for Christmas (TV Movie)
Jennie Daley
 1973 Griff (TV Series)
Fat Mama Jean
- Hammerlock (1973) ... Fat Mama Jean
 1973 Sixteen
Aunt Ada
 1972-1973 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Ethel May / Mary Handlin
- Capture (1973) ... Ethel May
- The Adoption (1972) ... Mary Handlin
 1973 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series)
Rachel Minafee
- The Camerons Are a Special Clan (1973) ... Rachel Minafee
 1973 Maurie
Mrs. Stokes
 1972 Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole (TV Movie)
Nurse Ferguson
 1972 The Final Comedown
Mrs. Johnson
 1971 Room 222 (TV Series)
- Dixon's Raiders (1971)
 1970-1971 Mannix (TV Series)
Mrs. Frost / Helen Frank / Aunt Frances
- A Choice of Evils (1971) ... Mrs. Frost
- The Glass Trap (1971) ... Helen Frank
- The World Between (1970) ... Aunt Frances
 1970 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Caregiver
- The Innocents (1970) ... Caregiver
 1970 Barefoot in the Park (TV Series)
Lady
- The Marriage Proposal (1970) ... Lady
 1970 Men at Law (TV Series)
Mrs. Kingman
- Easy to Be Hard (1970) ... Mrs. Kingman
 1967-1970 Ironside (TV Series)
Shaw's Mother / Natalie Masterson
- Eden Is the Place We Leave (1970) ... Shaw's Mother
- Let My Brother Go (1967) ... Natalie Masterson
 1969 The Outcasts (TV Series)
Esther
- Give Me Tomorrow (1969) ... Esther
 1968 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Charlene Muller
- The Gates of Cerberus (1968) ... Charlene Muller
 1968 Daktari (TV Series)
Mwanda
- Adam and Jenny (1968) ... Mwanda
 1968 Insight (TV Series)
Alice
- The Sandalmaker (1968) ... Alice
 1967-1968 Dragnet 1967 (TV Series)
Elsa Erickson / Mrs. Holmes
- The Big Problem (1968) ... Elsa Erickson
- The Big Dog (1967) ... Mrs. Holmes
 1967 CBS Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs.Pierce
- The Final War of Olly Winter (1967) ... Mrs.Pierce
 1966 A Fine Madness
Waitress (uncredited)
 1965 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Mama Lou
- The Very Important Zombie Affair (1965) ... Mama Lou
 1965 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Martha
- No Place for a Lady (1965) ... Martha
 1965 The Long, Hot Summer (TV Series)
Miss James
- Home Is a Nameless Place (1965) ... Miss James
 1965 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Mrs. Johnson
- A Marriage of Convenience (1965) ... Mrs. Johnson
 1964 Hazel (TV Series)
Lady
- Campaign Manager (1964) ... Lady
 1964 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Maid
- The Masks (1964) ... Maid (uncredited)
 1963 Breaking Point (TV Series)
Apples
- Don't Cry, Baby, Don't Cry (1963) ... Apples
 1963 The Joey Bishop Show (TV Series)
Nurse Mildred
- Ellie Gives Joey First Aid (1963) ... Nurse Mildred
 1963 4 for Texas
Burden's Maid
 1963 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Bartender
- Allie (1963) ... Bartender
 1963 Wide Country (TV Series)
Vera
- Speckle Bird (1963) ... Vera
 1962 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Maid
 1960 Michael Shayne (TV Series)
Maid
- Blood on Biscayne Bay (1960) ... Maid (as Madie Norman)
 1960 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Eloise
- Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel's Coat (1960) ... Eloise
 1957-1959 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Flora / Josi
- Mask of Evidence (1959) ... Josi
- Royal Partners: Part 2 (1957) ... Flora (as Madie Norman)
- Royal Partners: Part 1 (1957) ... Flora (as Madie Norman)
 1956 Written on the Wind
Bertha
 1956 The Opposite Sex
Violet (uncredited)
 1956 Dragnet (TV Series)
- The Big Missus (1956)
 1956 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series)
Elsie
- I'll Make the Arrest (1956) ... Elsie
 1956 Climax! (TV Series)
Maggie
- The Lou Gehrig Story (1956) ... Maggie
 1956 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Coralee
- Autumn Carousel (1956) ... Coralee
 1956 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
Rose
 1955 Man with the Gun
Sarah (Nelly's maid) (uncredited)
 1955 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
Aunt Nellie
- Toward Tomorrow (1955) ... Aunt Nellie
 1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Maid / Flora
- Forever Female (1955) ... Maid
- No Sad Songs for Me (1955) ... Flora
 1955 Mad at the World
Miss Lovett (uncredited)
 1955 Tarzan's Hidden Jungle
Suma (uncredited)
 1954 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Susie
- Entire Cast Show (1954) ... Susie
 1950-1954 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- Afraid to Live (1954)
- The Amber Gods (1950)
 1954 Susan Slept Here
Georgette, Mark's Maid
 1954 About Mrs. Leslie
Camilla
 1954 Executive Suite
Housekeeper (uncredited)
 1953 Money from Home
Mattie, Phyllis' Maid (uncredited)
 1953 Forever Female
Emma, Beatrice's Maid (uncredited)
 1953 Torch Song
Anne
 1953 Bright Road
Mrs. Hamilton - Tanya's Mother
 1952 Lydia Bailey
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1951 The Well
Mrs. Crawford
 1949 Manhandled
Christine, Bennet's Maid (uncredited)
 1947 The Burning Cross
Kitty West
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Self (1 credit)

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