Norman Alden, whose career of character acting spanned five decades, died late last week of natural causes at an assisted living facility in Los Angeles, according to his family. Alden was 87.
Starring in hundreds of TV shows and movies, he regularly played tough guys in series including "My Favorite Martian," "Adam-12," "Charlie's Angels," "Jag" and "Batman."
His film credits include "Tora! Tora! Tora!" "Semi-Tough," "Back to the Future," "Ed Wood," "K-Pax" and "Patch Adams"; he also voiced superhero Aquaman in two "Super Friends" animated series in the 1970s.
Alden moved to Los Angeles in his twenties shortly after a tour of duty in Europe during World War II. He is survived by his children Brent and Ashley, a grandson and his longtime partner, Linda Thieben.
by RTT Staff Writer
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