"If you don't know Norman Lloyd," says veteran actor Karl Malden, "you should know Norman Lloyd. Because he is the history of our industry up to now." After watching Matthew Sussman's affectionate portrait of the actor, producer and director whose credits range from Cinna the poet in Orson Welles' 1937 Mercury Theatre production of Julius Caesar
to Dr. Daniel Auschlander in TV's St. Elsewhere
it's hard not to agree.
Born in Jersey City in 1914 but raised in Brooklyn, Lloyd began taking acting classes at the Stage Children's Fund as an 8-year-old, around the same time he began playing tennis. More than 80 years later, he's still d...