The respected character actor Norman Alden, has died age 87. Alden appeared in the films ‘Back to the Future’ and ‘Ed Wood’.
Norman Alden was born in September 13, 1924 in Fort Worth, Texas. He was sent to Europe in World War II and then, in peacetime, attended the Texas Christian University. After University he moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. His fist significant role was ‘The Bob Cummings Show’ in 1957.
From this break, he provided the voice of Kay in ‘The Sword in the Stone’ film in 1963.
Alden was perhaps best known as the voice of Aquaman in 1970s cartoon Super Friends, although he also appeared, as Hollywood Gossip summaries, in several movies, most notably ‘Back to the Future’ (as the owner of Lou's Café), ‘The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp’ and Tim Burton’s ‘Ed Wood’. His television work included ‘Charlie's Angels’, ‘Mary Hartman’, ‘JAG’ and the 1960s series of ‘Batman’.
As well as acting roles, the BBC notes, Norman Alden appeared as Lou the mechanic in the commercials for AC Delco.
In his later years Alden was staying at an assisted living residence in Los Angeles, having retired in 2006 aged 82. Alden died of natural causes. He leaves behind, as Hollywood com notes, his partner Linda Thieben and his children Brent and Ashley, as well as his ex-wife Sharon Hayden.
According to Hollywood Reporter, a celebration of Norman Alden’s life will be held in Los Angeles in August and in Fort Worth in September.