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Maidie Norman (Maidie Ruth Gamble)

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Villa Rica, Georgia, USA
Maidie Norman was born Maidie Ruth Gamble on October 16, 1912, in Villa Rica, Georgia, to Louis and Lila Gamble. She received a B.A. from Bennett College in 1934 and a master's degree from Columbia University three years later. She also attended the Actors Lab in Hollywood from 1946 to 1949.

Norman first appeared on film in The Peanut Man in 1947. Throughout the fifties-not a good time for film roles for black women-she appeared in a number of films, such as Bright Road with Dorothy Dandridge and Sidney Poitier and Torch Song, both in 1953; About Mrs. Read more...

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Character: Mattie, Phyllis' Maid

Money from Home 1953

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Character: Mrs. Hamilton - Tanya's Mother

Bright Road 1953

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Character: Georgette, Mark's Maid

Susan Slept Here 1954

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Character: Burden's Maid

4 for Texas 1963

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Character: Nurse Ferguson

Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole 1972

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Character: Carrie Garland

Hotel 1983

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Character: Clara Wooster

Harry O 1973

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Character: Sister Scrap Scott

Roots: The Next Generations 1979

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Character: Mrs.Pierce

CBS Playhouse 1967

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Character: Omar's Mother

Kung Fu 1972

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Character: Charlene Muller

Judd for the Defense 1967

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Character: Rachel Minafee

Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law 1971

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Character: Ethel May

Adam-12 1968

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Character: Stella

Bronk 1975

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Character: Emma - Beatrice's Maid

Forever Female 1953

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Character: Lady

Hazel 1961

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