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Norman Cousins (1915–1990)

Norman Cousins was born on June 24, 1915 in Union Hill, New Jersey, USA. He is known for his work on Anatomy of an Illness (1984), 11-22-63: The Day the Nation Cried (1989) and Lahti '66 - kansainvälinen kirjailijakokous (1966). He died on November 30, 1990 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1984 Anatomy of an Illness (TV Movie) (book "Anatomy of an Illness as Perceived by the Patient")
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 1987 Little Clowns of Happytown (TV Series) (consultant - 1987)
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 1989 11-22-63: The Day the Nation Cried (TV Movie documentary)
 1966 Lahti '66 - kansainvälinen kirjailijakokous (TV Movie documentary)
 1964 Toki no hito (TV Series)
- Episode dated 29 February 1964 (1964) ... Himself
 1959 Small World (TV Series)
- Episode #2.5 (1959) ... Himself
 1948-1949 Critic at Large (TV Series)
Himself - NY Post Editor / Himself - Writer / Himself - Peace Activist
- Episode #1.32 (1949) ... Himself - Writer
- Episode #1.27 (1949) ... Himself - Peace Activist
- Episode #1.11 (1948) ... Himself - NY Post Editor
- Episode #1.10 (1948) ... Himself - NY Post Editor
- Episode #1.9 (1948) ... Himself - NY Post Editor

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Cousins wrote the 1979 best-seller "Anatomy of An Illness," detailing his struggle with ankylosing spondylitis, a debilitating and painful spinal condition that Cousins was able to overcome through positive thinking and laughter. In that book, which was the basis of a television movie, he also contended that Americans were oversensitive to pain and were "becoming a nation of pill-grabbers and ... See more »

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