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Norman Foster

Born Norman Hoeffer, Norman Foster became a stage actor in 1926 and by the end of the decade was acting in films.

Career

  • He switched to directing in 1936, and helmed six of the eight "Mr. Moto" mysteries starring Peter Lorre. In 1942 he

    completed (and signed) Orson Welles'' stylish thriller Journey Into Fear. He was then made director of the "My Friend Bonito" segment of Welles' Pan-American anthology film It's All True until RKO aborted the project. From his genre work of the next twenty-five years, Foster is most fondly remembered for his westerns Rachel and The Stranger and Navajo, and the crime thriller Woman on The Run. He turned his attention to television in the '60s and in the

    mid '70s had his final acting role in Welles' as-yet-unreleased Hollywood satire, The Other Side of the Wind.

Major achievements

  • Actor:

    Prosperity (1932)

    Pilgrimage (1933)

    Rafter Romance (1933)

    State Fair (1933)

    Strictly Dynamite (1934)

    Ladies Crave Excitement (1935)

    Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation (1939)

    Director:

    The Sign of Zorro (1958)

    Kiss the Blood Off My Hands (1948)

    Woman on the Run (1950)

    Journey into Fear (1943)

    Brighty of the Grand Canyon(1967)

    Charlie Chan and Mr. Moto mysteries:

    Charlie Chan in Panama (1940), Charlie Chan at Treasure Island (1939), Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation (1939), Charlie Chan in Reno (1939), Mr. Moto's Last Warning (1939), Mysterious Mr. Moto (1938), Mr. Moto Takes a Chance (1938), Thank You, Mr. Moto (1937), and Think Fast, Mr. Moto (1937).

Religion

Denomination: Roman Catholic

Connections

  • father: Charles Foster
  • mother: Blanche M. (Cummings) Hoeffer
  • 1st wife: Claudette Colbert
  • 2-nd wife: Sally Blane - actor
  • Son: Robert Foster
  • Son: Gretchen Foster
Norman Foster
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Born December 13, 1903
Died July 7, 1976
(aged 72)
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    • Actor: Prosperity (1932) Pilgrimage (1933) Rafter Romance (1933) State Fair (1933) Strictly Dynamite (1934) Ladies Crave Excitement (1935) Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation (1939) Director: The Sign of Zorro (1958) Kiss the Blood Off My Hands (1948) Woman on the Run (1950) Journey into Fear (1943) Brighty of the Grand Canyon(1967) Charlie Chan and Mr. Moto mysteries: Charlie Chan in Panama (1940), Charlie Chan at Treasure Island (1939), Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation (1939), Charlie Chan in Reno (1939), Mr. Moto's Last Warning (1939), Mysterious Mr. Moto (1938), Mr. Moto Takes a Chance (1938), Thank You, Mr. Moto (1937), and Think Fast, Mr. Moto (1937).
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