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Norman Rose

Norman Rose

Show Count: 159
Series Count: 4
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Born: June 23, 1917
Old Time Radio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: November 12, 2004, Upper Nyack, New York, USA

Norman Rose (June 23, 1917 – November 12, 2004, Upper Nyack, New York) was an actor, film narrator and radio announcer whose velvety baritone was often called "the Voice of God" by colleagues. He was best known as the voice of fictitious coffee grower Juan Valdez in the Colombian coffee television commercials and the announcer-narrator of NBC's Dimension X.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Rose started acting while a student at George Washington University in Washington, DC. Rose honed his craft at the Actors Studio Drama School in New York, then landed parts in plays on and off-Broadway.

Radio

During World War II, he was recruited by the United States Office of War Information to work as a radio newscaster. After the war, Rose lent his distinctive voice to radio programs such asDimension X and CBS Radio Mystery Theater. He narrated the short film Harold and the Purple Crayon in 1959, and provided several of the voices on the 1963 CBS cartoon Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales.

In 1948, Rose co-founded New Stages, an off-Broadway repertory company, with producer David Heilweil. New Stages presented the American debut of Jean-Paul Sartre's best-known play, The Respectful Prostitute, prior to its Broadway run. Rose was an accomplished stage actor appearing in Broadway productions of Richard III and St. Joan and off-Broadway in The Brothers Karamazov.

From 1969 to 1974, Rose stepped in front of the camera to portray the same character -- psychiatrist Dr. Marcus Polk -- on two ABC soap operas (One Life to Live and All My Children). He also appeared in the soap operas The Edge of Night and Search for Tomorrow.

Films

Nicknamed “The Voice of God” by colleagues because of his deep, recognizable voice, Rose was cast as something akin, actually the voice of "Death" in Woody Allen’s 1975 comedy Love and Death. Rose’s other film work includes Woody Allen's Radio Days and the opening narration for director Kinji Fukasaku’s Message from Space (1978), narrating the English dub of the 1968 Soviet Union production of War and Peace and as a newsreel announcer in Mike Nichols’ Biloxi Blues (1988). On screen he was seen in The Violators (1957), Sidney Lumet’s The Anderson Tapes(1971), Who Killed Mary What’s Her Name? (1971) and Martin Ritt's The Front (1976) (also starring Woody Allen). He also narrated the 1989 film documentary, How Hitler Lost the War, produced by David Hoffman.

Rose was also the offscreen narrator for the telecast of Mikhail Baryshnikov's production of the ballet The Nutcracker (1977), a production that has been repeated many times on television and is available on DVD. He narrated the satirical "Deteriorata" for the National Lampoon album Radio Dinner. Rose recorded numerous books for the blind and narrated the 70th anniversary broadcast of the Academy Awards. He also was a drama instructor at the Juilliard School.

Norman Rose died November 12, 2004 in Upper Nyack, New York.


 

Source: Wikipedia

Greatest Story Ever Told, TheGreatest Story Ever Told, The
Show Count: 33
Broadcast History: 26 January 1947 to 30 December 1956
Cast: Warren Parker
Director: Marx B Loeb, Leonard Blair
Producer: Wadill Catchings
Broadcast: July 18, 1978
Added: Jun 02 2016
Broadcast: 19th January 1965
Added: Jan 20 2014
Broadcast: October 1, 1979
Added: Jul 26 2016
Broadcast: 9th January 1975
Added: Feb 20 2010
Broadcast: 1st April 1974
Added: Oct 27 2012
Broadcast: January 24, 1979
Added: Feb 01 2016
Broadcast: January 1, 1981
Added: Dec 29 2016
Broadcast: 3rd December 1976
Added: Dec 12 2013
Broadcast: 6th April 1977
Added: Dec 13 2013
Broadcast: 20th December 1976
Added: Mar 07 2011
Broadcast: August 26, 1974
Added: Apr 26 2013
Broadcast: 9th February 1974
Added: Mar 23 2012
Broadcast: 22nd July 1974
Added: Mar 22 2013
Broadcast: March 5, 1982
Added: May 18 2017
Broadcast: July 30, 1980
Added: May 26 2016
Broadcast: April 19, 1975
Added: Apr 16 2018
Broadcast: 31st October 1974
Added: Jun 22 2013
Broadcast: March 27, 1981
Added: Nov 21 2016
Broadcast: May 11, 1981
Added: Dec 12 2016
Broadcast: June 18, 1982
Added: Apr 23 2018
Broadcast: January 22, 1981
Added: Oct 23 2016
Broadcast: March 23, 1981
Added: Nov 25 2014
Broadcast: August 24, 1982
Added: Sep 16 2016
Broadcast: 23rd April 1974
Added: Oct 20 2012
Broadcast: 19th January 1974
Added: Dec 06 2009
Broadcast: April 12, 1982
Added: Jun 26 2017
Broadcast: 11th January 1974
Added: Apr 20 2012
Broadcast: November 12, 1979
Added: Nov 29 2015
Broadcast: 22nd December 1975
Added: Dec 22 2012
Broadcast: June 18, 1980
Added: May 15 2016
Broadcast: February 27, 1980
Added: Apr 14 2016
Broadcast: November 19, 1980
Added: Sep 09 2016
Broadcast: 23rd September 1974
Added: Apr 12 2013
Broadcast: May 4, 1978
Added: Aug 22 2014
Broadcast: 24th February 1977
Added: Aug 18 2013
Broadcast: 13th January 1978
Added: Oct 10 2011
Broadcast: August 21, 1981
Added: Feb 16 2017
Broadcast: August 24, 1981
Added: Feb 17 2017
Broadcast: September 28, 1981
Added: Mar 07 2017
Broadcast: February 5, 1979
Added: Feb 04 2016
Broadcast: 24th February 1965
Added: Feb 01 2014
Broadcast: November 1, 1978
Added: Nov 01 2015
Broadcast: December 12, 1979
Added: Dec 01 2014
Broadcast: August 31, 1981
Added: Feb 21 2017
Broadcast: June 30, 1980
Added: May 19 2016
Broadcast: January 21, 1980
Added: Apr 01 2016
Broadcast: April 7, 1982
Added: Jun 19 2017
Broadcast: 7th August 1974
Added: Apr 06 2013
Broadcast: 4th March 1975
Added: Mar 18 2014
Broadcast: August 25, 1980
Added: Aug 12 2016
Broadcast: April 28, 1980
Added: Nov 28 2014
Broadcast: November 13, 1981
Added: Mar 28 2017
Broadcast: May 21, 1980
Added: May 06 2016
Broadcast: July 30, 1979
Added: Jul 10 2016
Broadcast: April 16, 1979
Added: Feb 26 2016
Broadcast: February 10, 1982
Added: May 04 2017
Broadcast: October 5, 1977
Added: Jun 13 2015
Broadcast: 4th October 1978
Added: Dec 14 2013
Broadcast: 23rd January 1975
Added: Jul 11 2013
Broadcast: 4th March 1974
Added: Mar 04 2010
Broadcast: October 31, 1977
Added: Jun 27 2015
Broadcast: 30th April 1974
Added: Oct 13 2012
Broadcast: 22nd January 1974
Added: May 03 2010
Broadcast: May 1, 1981
Added: Dec 08 2016
Broadcast: April 2, 1979
Added: Feb 21 2016
Broadcast: 13th December 1978
Added: Nov 12 2013
Broadcast: April 23, 1982
Added: Jul 13 2017
Broadcast: 25th July 1975
Added: Jul 25 2013
Broadcast: 30th January 1978
Added: Jan 19 2013
Broadcast: May 24, 1982
Added: Sep 04 2017
Broadcast: 20th August 1964
Added: Apr 10 2012