Published On: Wed, May 12th, 2021

Norman Lloyd, star of St. Elsewhere and Dead Poets Society and much more, passed away at 106

Norman Lloyd, star of St. Elsewhere and Dead Poets Society and much more, passed away at 106 years of age

The Hollywood community is mourning a legend as actor and filmmaker Norman Lloyd has passed away at 106 years of age.

The beloved star of St. Elsewhere, Dead Poets Society, and, most recently, the 2015 comedy Trainwreck, passed away in his sleep on Monday, a family friend confirmed to Deadline on Tuesday. 

Lloyd worked with legendary filmmakers such as Orseon Welles and Stanley Kubrick while starring alongside Charlie Chaplin and so many more in a career that spanned decades.

Mourning: The Hollywood community is mourning a legend as actor and filmmaker Norman Lloyd has passed away at 106 years of age

Lloyd was born Norman Perlmutter on November 8, 1914 in Jersey City, New Jersey, though he was raised in Brooklyn.

He graduated high school at just 15 years of age and at 17, he became the youngest apprentice to director May Sarton at Eva Le Gallienne’s Civic Repertory Theatre in New York City.

He became a stage actor in the 1930s and joined a company called Theatre of Action, where he met his wife Peggy Craven, who he married in 1936 until her death in 2011. 

Early days: Lloyd was born Norman Perlmutter on November 8, 1914 in Jersey City, New Jersey, though he was raised in Brooklyn

Early days: Lloyd was born Norman Perlmutter on November 8, 1914 in Jersey City, New Jersey, though he was raised in Brooklyn

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