Norman Lloyd, whose role as kindly Dr. Daniel Auschlander on TV's "St. Elsewhere" was a single chapter in a distinguished stage and screen career that put him in the company of Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, Charlie Chaplin and other greats, has died. He was 106.
Lloyd manager, Marion Rosenberg, said the actor died Tuesday at his home in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles.
His credits stretch from the earliest known U.S. TV drama, 1939's "On the Streets of New York" on the nascent NBC network, to 21st-century projects including "Modern Family" and "The Practice."
"If modern film history has a voice, it is Norman Lloyd's," reviewer Kenneth Turan wrote in the Los Angeles Times in 2012 after Lloyd regaled a Cannes Film Festival crowd with anecdotes about rarified friends and colleagues including Charlie Chaplin and Jean Renoir.
The wiry, 5-foot-5 Lloyd, whose energy was boundless off-screen as well, continued to play More