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Norman Corwin

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Writer/Director Norman Corwin is considered by many observers to be the world’s foremost writer in the Golden Age of Radio, where he rose to the pinnacle as he “survived ten years in radio without ever having or needing a sponsor.” His prodigious contribution during World War 2 culminated in the classic radio drama “On a Note oF Triumph” in May, 1945. He is the recipient of the One World Award, two Peabody Medals, an Oscar nomination, an Emmy, a Golden Globe, a duPont-Columbia Award, and an induction into the Radio Hall of Fame.

Norman Corwin is the author of 17 books, five stage plays, and numerous movie and TV works. His professional and academic credits include visiting lectureship at five major universities. Currently, Mr. Corwin teaches at the University of Southern California. In 1995, a collection of his letters was published by Barricade Books, which includes correspondence with Edward R. Murrow, Orson Welles, Bette Davis, Groucho Marx, and Carl Sandburg. In January 2001, he completed writing/directing a series of dramatic specials for public radio, “More By Corwin,” starring Walter Cronkite, Ed Asner, Hume Cronyn, Charles Durning, Martin Landau, Jack Lemmon, William Shatner, and Carl Reiner, among many others.

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