Maidie Norman

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Maidie Norman (October 16, 1912 – May 2, 1998) was an African American actress of stage, screen and television. She made her film debut late in life in the 1947 film, The Burning Cross. Her other screen credits include parts in Manhandled (1949), The Well (1951), Torch Song (1953), Forever Female (1954), Susan Slept Here (1954), The Opposite Sex (1956), Written on the Wind (1956), 4 for Texas (1963), Sixteen (1973), Airport '77 (1977), Movie Movie (1978), and Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982). During her time in movies and television she had a total of 92 credits. Her most memorable role was as the ill-fated maid Elvira in Robert Aldrich's What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) opposite Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. Her TV credits include appearances in Hallmark Hall of Fame, Fireside Theatre, Four Star Playhouse, Celebrity Playhouse, The Loretta Young Show, Perry Mason, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Ben Casey, Dr. Kildare, Good Times, The Jeffersons, Little House on the Prairie, and The Streets of San Francisco. In her later years she found herself in more TV roles and only a few film roles. Her last film role was in Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs.
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