Norman Foster Movies and Career Information

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Dec 13, 1900
Actor, Director and Writer

Norman Foster (December 13, 1903 - July 7, 1976) was an American film director and actor. Born Norman Foster Hoeffer in Richmond, Indiana, Foster appeared on Broadway in the George S. Kaufman/Ring Lardner play June Moon in 1929. His film acting credits include Prosperity (1932), Pilgrimage (1933) and State Fair (1933). He gave up acting in the late 1930s to pursue directing, although he occasionally appeared in movies and television programs. Some of Foster's directorial efforts include The Sign of Zorro (1958), and the stylish films noir Kiss the Blood Off My Hands (1948), Woman on the Run (1950) and Journey into Fear (1943). Foster directed Rachel and the Stranger and the Davy Crockett segments of Disneyland that were edited into feature films Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier and Davy Crockett and the River Pirates where he did not accept any interference from Walt Disney. In 1967, he directed Brighty of the Grand Canyon, based on a children's novel by Marguerite Henry about a burro in the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. The film starred Joseph Cotten, Karl Swenson, Dick Foran, and Pat Conway. It was rumored that Orson Welles took over direction of Journey Into

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