Hollywood lost another of its hardworking, lifelong actors Friday, July 27. Norman Alden, who enjoyed various film and television roles from 1957 to 2006, passed away from natural causes at the age 87, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Alden was living in an assisted living facility at the time.
In addition to providing the voice of Aquaman in the TV series Super Friends, you may recognize Alden as Lou, the diner owner from Back to the Future and as the color-blind camera man in Ed Wood. His most recognizable role is likely as Coach Leroy Fedder in the '70s series Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman. Alden had a rich career, with roles spanning from the classics like Back to the Future and Disney's Sword in the Stone, to TV series like Silver Spoons, Rugrats, and Aaahh!!! Real Monsters.
Alden was born in Fort Worth, Tex. on Sept. 13, 1924 and attended Texas Christian University on the G.I. Bill. He was not just a veteran actor, but a veteran of World War II as well. When he returned from war to TCU, he discovered the on-campus theater and began his life of character acting. In 2006, Alden retired from acting at the age of 82.
He is survived by his wife Sharon Hayden, his two children, and his grandson.
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