03/16/1998 AT 12:00 AM EST

Actor Norman Fell, 74, of cancer, at the Motion Picture Home in California. He was best known for his portrayal of a peeping landlord on TV's "Three's Company" and its spin-off, "The Ropers." In movies, he played Dustin Hoffman's landlord in "The Graduate" and was in "Bullitt," "Catch-22," "Inherit the Wind" and others.

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