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Norman Corwin (1910–2011)

Author, director, composer and producer, educated in public schools. He was a newspaperman for ten years, and then a writer, director and producer for CBS in New York. He served as chief of Special Projects for United Nations Radio, and was presented with a One World Award. Joining ASCAP in 1952, his chief collaborators included Deems Taylor, ... See full bio »

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Known For

Lust for Life
Lust for Life Writer
The Naked Maja
The Blue Veil
The Blue Veil Writer


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 1987 Falcon Crest (TV Series) (excerpts written by: 'The Blue Veil' - 1 episode)
- Desperation (1987) ... (excerpts written by: 'The Blue Veil' - uncredited)
 1978 Metamorphoses (narration)
 1978 CBS: On the Air (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1978) ... (writer)
 1975 The Rivalry (TV Movie) (play)
  Norman Corwin Presents (TV Series) (written by - 11 episodes, 1972) (adaptation - 2 episodes, 1972)
- The Pursuit (1972) ... (written by)
- The First Big Try (1972) ... (written by)
- The Discovery (1972) ... (written by)
- The Blue Hotel (1972) ... (adaptation)
- Jefferson's Crush (1972) ... (written by)
 1969 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (poem - 2 episodes)
- Episode #23.9 (1969) ... (poem)
- Episode #22.26 (1969) ... (poem)
 1967 Sametka (Short) (story)
 1965 F.D.R. (TV Mini-Series) (written by - 3 episodes)
- Going Home (1965) ... (written by)
- The Making of the Man: Part II (1965) ... (written by)
- The Making of the Man: Part I (1965) ... (written by)
 1964 The General with the Cockeyed Id (Documentary) (written by)
 1961 Madison Avenue (screenplay)
 1958 The Naked Maja (screenplay)
 1956 Lust for Life (screen play)
 1956 Moby Dick (uncredited)
 1955 No Place to Hide (screenplay)
 1953 The Band Wagon (uncredited)
 1953 Scandal at Scourie (screenplay)
 1951 The Blue Veil
 1950 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series) (radio play - 1 episode)
- Ann Rutledge (1950) ... (radio play)
 1945 They Were Expendable (uncredited)
 1945 Untitled (TV Movie) (radio play)
 1944 Once Upon a Time (story)
 1943 Forever and a Day (writer)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Self (8 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)

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Opera: Wrote "Esther". See more »

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He died two days after the airing of 60 Minutes: Running the War/The Life and Death of Vincent Van Gogh (2011), produced by his old employer CBS News, which largely discredited the depiction of Van Gogh's death as it was presented in his screenplay for Lust for Life (1956). See more »


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