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'U.N.C.L.E.' producer Norman Felton dies aged 99

08-Jul-2012 • Bond News

Norman Felton has died at the age of 99.

Born in London, England, on 29th April 1913, Felton became a successful television producer in America.

The greatest successes of Felton's career came in the 1960s, when he produced and developed several classic television shows including The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and Dr. Kildare.

It was Felton who approached James Bond creator Ian Fleming to collaborate in the development of U.N.C.L.E. When contractual obligations forced Fleming to pull out, Felton brought in Sam Rolfe to replace him.

In 1965, he received a Golden Globe Award for The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and 1966 he received an Emmy Award nomination for the same show.

Felton made one cameo appearance in U.N.C.L.E., as a chess player in the party scene of the first season episode, "The Giuoco Piano Affair".

The show ran for more than 100 episodes, until 1968.

He died of natural causes in Santa Barbara, California on June 25, 2012.

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