His television career led to parts in films, including Tora! Tora! Tora! and I Never Promised You a Rose Garden. He also voiced many cartoon characters, including King Arthur's foster brother, Sir Kay, in Walt Disney's Sword in the Stone, and Kranix, a robot who narrowly escapes destruction by Unicron, voiced by Orson Welles, in the 1986 animated film Transformers.
Mr. Alden's star turn came in 1965, in the picaresque Andy. The title character is a 40-year-old mentally disabled son of Greek immigrants in New York who sets out for a last night of seedy adventures before his parents commit him to an asylum.
Norman Adelberg was born in Fort Worth, Texas, on Sept. 13, 1924. He attended Texas Christian University and served in Europe during World War II before he began acting on the radio and performing stand-up comedy. He also performed in commercials.
In addition to Thieben, he is survived by a son, Brent, and a daughter, Ashley, from a prior marriage; two stepsons, Randy and Kevin Thieben; a stepdaughter, Sherri Thieben; one grandson; and one step-granddaughter. - N.Y. Times News Service