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Norm Blackburn (I) (1903–1990)

Norman Blackburn began his career with Walt Disney as an animator. He later joined NBC in New York and was one of the first National Program Directors. He redesigned the Howdy Doody puppet and ordered his design refined by some of his old Disney friends. He had puppet maker Velma Dawson create the Howdy that became famous. He moved back to ... See full bio »

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Known For

Circus Boy Producer
(1947)
Celebrity Golf Producer
(1960)
Circus Boy Producer
(1956-1957)
(1952)

Filmography

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 1960 Celebrity Golf (TV Series) (executive producer - 3 episodes)
- Mickey Rooney (1960) ... (executive producer - as Norman Blackburn)
- Jerry Lewis (1960) ... (executive producer - as Norman Blackburn)
- Bob Hope (1960) ... (executive producer - as Norman Blackburn)
 1956-1957 Circus Boy (TV Series) (producer - 49 episodes)
- The Return of Buffalo Bill (1957) ... (producer - as Norman Blackburn)
- The Judge's Boy (1957) ... (producer - as Norman Blackburn)
- Uncle Cyrus (1957) ... (producer - as Norman Blackburn)
- The Marvelous Manellis (1957) ... (producer - as Norman Blackburn)
- The Dancing Bear (1957) ... (producer - as Norman Blackburn)
 1952 Olympic Fund Telethon (TV Special) (producer)
 1947 Circus Boy (executive producer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

In 1957, he produced a pilot for ABC about the adventures of a boy traveling on a sailing ship entitled, "Cabin Boy," but the series was never developed beyond the pilot stage.

Alternate Names:

Norman Blackburn
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