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  • "Go for it boy wonder. Test the snow!"
  • "We arrived at my mom's house at Topanga Beach."
  • "Dad was holding both our surf boards when I woke up. "

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Big Norman
Big Norman Filmography

NORMAN OLLESTAD

September 7, 1935 - February 19, 1979

Beginning in childhood, my dad acted in movies and TV shows from 1943 through 1962. He appeared in such films and TV shows as "Cheaper by the Dozen", "Sky King", "Father Knows Best" and "High School Confidential".