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Norman Stuart (16 March 19099 June 1998; age 89) was the actor who played a Vulcan Kolinahr master in Star Trek: The Motion Picture. This film is his last known on screen appearance.

Stuart was born in Pennsylvania and worked beside his on-screen acting career primarily as a dialogue coach and supervisor in the film business. He coached stars and directed the dialog for films such as Flamingo Road (1949), The Breaking Point (1950, with William Campbell), The Boy from Oklahoma (1954, with Anthony Caruso), Lover Come Back (1961), A Big Hand for the Little Lady (1966), Point Blank (1967, with Sharon Acker and James B. Sikking), and Ice Station Zebra (1968).

On screen he appeared in films such as A Colt, Five Dollars and Carrion (1967), Arnold (1973), and The Legend of Lizzie Borden (1975, with Fionnula Flanagan, Fritz Weaver, Robert Symonds, and Jon Lormer), and in television series such as Mannix (1972, with Steve Ihnat and Julie Parrish), Marcus Welby, M.D. (1973-1975), The Streets of San Francisco (1975), and Battlestar Galactica (1978-1979, with John Colicos, Ed Begley, Jr., Felix Silla, Reggie Nalder, Dick Durock, Bruce Wright, and George Murdock).

Stuart died of cancer in Hollywood, California. He was 89 years old.

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