"...That was the days of the beginning of TV. I remember going down the elevator at NBC and who walks in but Frank Lloyd Wright, with a very attractive page from NBC. He's muttering because they've just gotten him on TV, and he's saying, 'no one will ever see this.'"
About This Interview
Norman Lloyd was interviewed for three hours in Brentwood, CA. Lloyd discussed his entrance into theater as a child actor and then as an apprentice to Eva La Gallienne. He talked in detail about his involvement with "The Mercury Theater" and described its first production, a modern dress adaptation of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar." He spoke of his entrance into feature films in Alfred Hitchcock's Saboteur, in which he played the title role. Mr. Lloyd detailed his extensive career in television, which began with two 1939 NBC experimental productions. He recounted his work at MCA's Revue Productions, as a director for such series as The Gruen Theater, which then led to his long association as an actor, director, and producer of Alfred Hitchcock Presents/The Alfred Hitchcock Hour. He recalled his work as executive producer and director of KCET's Hollywood Television Theater. Finally, he discussed the role for which he is most identified, that of "Dr. Daniel Auschlander" on the critically-acclaimed television series St. Elsewhere. The interview was conducted by Gary Rutkowski on September 7, 2000.