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Lloyd Nolan Overview:

Character actor, Lloyd Nolan, was born Lloyd Benedict Nolan on Aug 11, 1902 in San Francisco, CA. Nolan died at the age of 83 on Sep 27, 1985 in Los Angeles, CA and was laid to rest in Westwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Television.

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A Thoughtful and Deliberate Actor:

By shadowsandsatin on Dec 6, 2011 From Shadows and Satin

With appearances in nearly 100 films, most of which are scarcely remembered today, was known as the actor who gave “A” performances in “B” films.  However, the respected character actor was not only seen in such notable features as Guadalcanal Diary (1943), A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945... Read full article


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Lloyd Nolan Quotes:

Catherine Wolff: Well, Dad hates the idea that some day he's going to die - simply can't stand it!
Michael Shayne: [laconically] Somebody must have told him the good die young.


Chief Jonathan Meek: [referring to Peggy, the cook, a former girlfriend] She's been sore at me ever since I took her to that Halloween dances last year.
Michael Shayne: Yeah?
Chief Jonathan Meek: Yeah, she forgot her mask. All I said was "You don't need one." Women's funny ctitters!
Michael Shayne: [laconically] You know I can't understand why she should be sore.


Lt. DeGarmot: [learns Marlowe is writing fiction] What are you trying to do, elevate yourself?


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Did not reveal he was terminally ill from lung cancer while doing his last acting role on "Murder, She Wrote" (1984) early in that show's second season. He appears to have filmed the show shortly before his 83rd birthday. It aired after his death six weeks later. The strain of fighting the illness had devastated his memory and much of his physical strength. Series star Angela Lansbury worked hard to get him through his scenes.

Frequently portraying doctors in his later years, the actor bore a more than passing resemblance to famed Alabama physician Lloyd Noland - the spelling of their names differed by only a single letter.

When John Ford rather coyly asked young John Wayne who he thought might be good as "The Ringo Kid" in Stagecoach (1939), Wayne suggested Nolan.

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