Dialogue director Norman Stuart, whose acting career ranged from legit roles with Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne to TV shows during the 1950s, died June 9 of cancer at Hollywood home. He was 89.
Stuart appeared with Lunt and Fontanne in “Taming of the Shrew” and also essayed roles in “Family Portrait” with Judith Anderson, “Biography” with Ina Claire and “Herod and Marianne” with Katharine Cornell.
Serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, Stuart toured with fellow G.I.s in Irving Berlin’s stage extravaganza “This Is the Army.”
Following the war, he worked for the Theatre Guild in New York City and eventually relocated to Hollywood, where he became a dialogue director for the films of Delbert Mann and Michael Curtiz.
Stuart is survived by a sister, Marie Perel.