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Cliff Norton

Personal information
Birth nameClifford Charles Norton
Birth dateMarch 21, 1918
Place of birthChicago, Illinois, U.S.
Date of deathJanuary 25, 2003(age 84)
Death placeStudio City, California, U.S.
OccupationActor/Radio announcer
Years active1949 1994

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Clifford Charles "Cliff" Norton (March 21, 1918 - January 25, 2003) was an American character actor and radio announcer who had appeared in various movies and television series over a career that spanned over 40 years. He was probably best known as the announcer for Dave Garroway's radio program. He appeared on an episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show in which he appeared as a member of the U.S. Forest Service, on episodes of Bewitched as a client, and was a regular panelist and presenter on the 1954 ABC game show What's Going On?.

In 1952 he appeared as himself on the short-lived NBC comedy series The Public Life of Cliff Norton. He was also star and announcer for the 1960s syndicated program The Funny Manns, which involved silent film footage used for broad comedic effect.

One of Norton's film roles was Charlie, the Bailiff in The Ghost and Mr. Chicken starring Don Knotts.

He appeared in the short-lived weather spot Your Weather and Mine, airing locally in the Los Angeles area in 1963. The spot was sponsored by P.I.P.E.

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