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Born in Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA  (complications from Parkinson's disease)
Birth NameNorman Kaye Panama

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Norman Panama was born on April 21, 1914 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Norman Kaye Panama. He was a writer and director, known for Knock on Wood (1954), Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948) and Above and Beyond (1952). He died on January 13, 2003 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

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Profiled in "The Laugh Crafters: Comedy Writing in Radio and TV's Golden Age" by Jordan Young (BearManor Media).
American screenwriter, usually of comedy subjects, under contract at Paramount from 1941 to 1946, and again from 1954 to 1959. Did his best work in collaboration with writer-director Melvin Frank, with whom he had studied at the University of Chicago. Their long partnership began, after they sold the story for My Favorite Blonde (1942) to Paramount in 1942.

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