Septimus Edward Norris (March 10, 1911 – December 18, 2002) was an American film actor.
Edward Norris in trailer for "They Won't Forget" (1937)
Septimus Edward Norris
March 10, 1911
|Died||December 18, 2002 91) (aged|
Fort Bragg, California, U.S.
Virginia Bell Hiller
(m. 1927; div. 1932)
(m. 1936; div. 1938)
(m. 1942; div. 1943)
Norris was born in 1911, the son of a prominent gynecologist. (A newspaper article says, "his father was a famous surgeon and chief of staff at the city's [Philadelphia] largest hospital." He grew up in Philadelphia. At age 16, he dropped out of the Culver Military Academy to marry a socially prominent physician's daughter, Virginia Bell Hiller, and took a job as a reporter.
Norris made his television debut in 1951 with two appearances on Fireside Theater.
During the course of his 12-year span on television he made two guest appearances on Perry Mason: "The Case of the Fiery Fingers" (1958) and "The Case of the Tarnished Trademark" (1962). He ended his film and television career the following year when he appeared on an episode of The Third Man, titled "Ghost Town".
After Hiller, Norris was married to actresses Ann Sheridan and Lona Andre. On July 21, 1942, newspaper columnist Harrison Carroll reported that Norris "eloped to Arizona Saturday with a new Hollywood beauty who gave her name as Jane Doe." Another newspaper report said, "An affidavit on file testified that the girl's correct name was Jane Doe." The bride's real name was revealed by columnist Jimmie Fidler on July 30, 1942: "The girl Edward Norris married and introduced to reporters as 'Jane Doe' is June Satterlee, ex-night club hatcheck looker. She's to make a picture to be titled Meet Jane Doe." In March 1943, Norris was granted a divorce from Satterlee "after testifying that she married him solely to further her career in pictures."
Norris died on December 18, 2002 at Fort Bragg, California.
|1933||Queen Christina||Count Jacob||Uncredited|
|1934||This Side of Heaven||Clarke - Upper Classman||Uncredited|
|Coming Out Party||Party Guest||Uncredited|
|1935||One New York Night||Tom||Uncredited|
|Wagon Trail||Clay Hartley, Jr.|
|Teacher's Beau||Ralph Wilson||Short|
|Murder in the Fleet||Sleepy||Uncredited|
|Mad Love||Man Outside Theater of Horrors||Uncredited|
|Woman Wanted||Man on Phone at Party||Uncredited|
|Show Them No Mercy!||Joe Martin|
|Small Town Girl||Harvard Man in Car||Uncredited|
|Magnificent Brute||Hal Howard|
|1937||Mama Steps Out||Ferdie Fisher - the Bandleader|
|Song of the City||Guido Romandi|
|Between Two Women||Dr. Barili|
|They Won't Forget||Robert Perry Hale|
|Bad Guy||Steve Carrol|
|1938||Boys Town||Joe Marsh|
|Newsboys' Home||Frankie Barber|
|1939||Tail Spin||Speed Allen|
|The Gorilla||Jack Marsden|
|Frontier Marshal||Dan Blackmore|
|Here I Am a Stranger||Lester Bennet|
|The Escape||Louie Peronni|
|Scandal Sheet||Petty Haynes|
|1940||Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet||Dr. Morgenroth|
|Ski Patrol||Paavo Luuki|
|The Lady in Question||Robert LaCoste|
|1941||Road Show||Ed Newton|
|Back in the Saddle||Tom Bennett|
|Here Comes Happiness||Chet Madden|
|Angels with Broken Wings||Steve Wilson|
|Doctors Don't Tell||Dr. Frank Blake|
|1942||The Lady Has Plans||Frank Richards|
|A Close Call for Ellery Queen||Stewart Cole|
|The Man with Two Lives||Philip Bennett|
|The Mystery of Marie Roget||Marcel Vigneaux|
|I Live on Danger||Eddie Nelson|
|Sabotage Squad||Eddie Miller|
|The Great Impersonation||Captain Francois Bardinet|
|1943||You Can't Beat the Law||Johnny Gray|
|No Place for a Lady||Mario|
|Wings Over the Pacific||Lt. Allan Scott, USN|
|The Sultan's Daughter||Jimmy|
|1944||Sing a Jingle||Abbott|
|Career Girl||Steve Dexter|
|Men on Her Mind||Jeffrey Wingate|
|Shadows in the Night||Jess Hilton|
|The Singing Sheriff||Vance|
|End of the Road||Robert Kirby|
|1945||Night Club Girl||Clark Phillips|
|Jungle Queen||Bob Elliot||Serial|
|Penthouse Rhythm||Charles Henry Holmes Jr.|
|1946||Murder in the Music Hall||Carl Lang|
|The Truth About Murder||William Ames Crane|
|1947||Heartaches||Jimmy McDonald, Evening Telegram Reporter|
|1948||Trapped by Boston Blackie||Igor Borio|
|1949||Forgotten Women||Andy Emerson|
|The Mysterious Desperado||Ramon Bustamante|
|The Wolf Hunters||Paul Lautrec|
|1950||Killer Shark||Ramon - crewman|
|Breakthrough||Sgt. Roy Henderson|
|The Blazing Sun||Doc Larry Taylor|
|Highway 301||Noyes Hinton|
|1951||I Was a Communist for the FBI||Harmon|
|Inside the Walls of Folsom Prison||Sgt. Cliff Hart|
|1953||Murder Without Tears||Warren Richards|
|The Man from the Alamo||Mapes|
|1956||The Kentuckian||Roulette Dealer|
- "Majestic". Shamokin News-Dispatch. Pennsylvania, Shamokin. May 23, 1942. p. 10. Retrieved June 15, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Granted Divorce". The Post-Register. Idaho, Idaho Falls. Associated Press. March 30, 1943. p. 10. Retrieved June 15, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
- Carroll, Harrison (July 21, 1942). "'Oomph' Girl's Ex-Mate Takes Second". The Salt Lake Tribune. Utah, Salt Lake City. International News Service. p. 16. Retrieved June 15, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Weds Jane Doe". Santa Cruz Sentinel. California, Santa Cruz. July 23, 1942. p. 14. Retrieved June 15, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
- Fidler, Jimmie (July 30, 1942). "Jimmie Fidler". The Monroe News-Star. Louisiana, Monroe. p. 4. Retrieved June 15, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Actor Divorced". Kingsport Times. Tennessee, Kingsport. Associated Press. March 31, 1943. p. 1. Retrieved June 15, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Crack Shot". The Havre Daily News. Montana, Havre. August 25, 1944. p. 3. Retrieved June 15, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
- Tildesley, Alice L. (January 1, 1939). "Actors Don't Make Good Racing Pilots". The Lincoln Star. Nebraska, Lincoln. Ledger Syndicate. p. 34. Retrieved June 15, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.