Norman Fell

American actor (1924–1998)

Norman Fell (Norman Noah Feld; March 24, 1924 – December 14, 1998) was an American actor of movie and television. He is famous for his role as landlord Mr. Roper on the sitcom Three's Company and its spin-off, The Ropers. He won a Golden Globe Award.

Fell in 1970

Fell was born on March 24, 1924 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to a Jewish family.[1] He studied at Central High School of Philadelphia and at Temple University. He also studied at The Actors Studio.[2]

Fell was married to Diane Weiss from 1961 until they divorced in 1973. Then he was married to Karen Weingard from 1975 until her death in 1995.

Fell died on December 14, 1998 from bone cancer in Los Angeles, California, aged 74.


  1. Profile for Norman Fell: website. Retrieved on January 10, 2008.
  2. Garfield, David (1980). "Appendix: Life Members of The Actors Studio as of January 1980". A Player's Place: The Story of The Actors Studio. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc. p. 278. ISBN 0-02-542650-8.

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