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Norman Fell

Norman Fell (1924-1998) was an American TV & film actor most famous for his role as landlord Mr. Roper on the popular sitcom Three's Company and its spin-off, The Ropers.

Fell was born to a Jewish family in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and studied drama at Temple University after serving as a tail gunner in the United States Air Force during World War II. Though he mostly acted on television he also had small roles in several motion pictures including Ocean's Eleven (1960), It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963), The Graduate (1967), in which he also played a landlord, and Catch-22. He appeared alongside Ronald Reagan in Reagan's last film, The Killers (1964).

Norman Fell died of cancer at the age of 74 in Los Angeles, California, and was interred there at the Mount Sinai Memorial Park Cemetery.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

Norman Fell Facts

Birth NameNorman Feld
BirthdayMarch 24, 1924
BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Date of deathDecember 14, 1998 (Woodland Hills, California, USA, age 74)

Selected Filmography

Pass the Potatoes, Ethel Merman
C.H.U.D II: Bud The Chud
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
The Graduate
Airport: The Complete Collection
Inherit the Wind
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