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  • Spent three years as a U.S. Air Force tail gunner in the Pacific theatre during World War II.
  • Befriended Marlon Brando early in his career, and Brando suggested he study acting with Stella Adler. Later, Fell enrolled in the Actors Studio.
  • Appeared in more than 150 plays and TV shows while living in New York during the 1950s.
  • Starred in the pilot for The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. in 1966, but at the last minute was replaced by the younger Noel Harrison.
  • Shot one of the first American Express "Do You Know Me?" commercials in 1974.
  • Was inducted into Philadelphia's Central High School Hall of Fame in 1976.


  • 1979, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Winner
  • 1976, Emmy — Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor: Nominee


  • Diane Weiss — Ex-wife
  • Mara Fell Polan — Daughter
  • Karen Weingard — Ex-wife
  • Tracy Fell Klorman — Daughter
  • Casey Evan Fell — Son


  • Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States (BA in Drama, 1950)

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  • Birth Name: Norman Noah Feld
  • Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Died: December 14, 1998
  • Profession: Actor

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