Norman Leavitt

Active - 1946 - 1994  |   Born - Dec 1, 1913 in Lansing, Michigan, United States  |   Died - Dec 11, 2005   |   Genres - Comedy, Western, Musical, Drama, Action

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Biography by Hal Erickson

In films from 1941, American character actor Norman Leavitt spent much of his career in uncredited bits and supporting roles. Leavitt can briefly be seen in such "A" pictures of the 1940s and 1950s as The Inspector General (1949) and Harvey (1950). His larger roles include Folsom in the 1960 budget western Young Jesse James. Three Stooges fans will immediately recognize Norman Leavitt from The Three Stooges in Orbit (1962), in which he player scientist Emil Sitka's sinister butler--who turned out to be a spy from Mars!

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  • Made his film debut in the 1946 western musical comedy The Harvey Girls.
  • Appeared in various roles in several popular western TV series, such as Rawhide, The Virginian, Wagon Train, Rawhide, The Tales of Wells Fargo, among others.