Norman Corwin Dies At 101
October 19, 2011 at 3:57 AM (PT)
Legendary "Golden Age" radio writer/producer NORMAN CORWIN, whose radio specials during and after WORLD WAR II remain widely revered as masterpieces of the era, died TUESDAY (10/19) of natural causes in LOS ANGELES at 101.
CORWIN, a Radio Hall of Fame member and the writer of programs like the WORLD WAR II shows "WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS" and "ON A NOTE OF TRIUMPH," began his radio career in the 1930s, joining CBS in 1938 and writing hundreds of radio plays and shows, and remained active as a visiting professor at USC's ANNENBERG SCHOOL FOR COMMUNICATIONS AND JOURNALISM until his passing.
His most recent plays aired in a series on NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO in the 1990s. He also was nominated for an Academy Award for his script for the 1956 VINCENT VAN GOGH biopic, "Lust for Life," and a documentary about the making of "ON A NOTE OF TRIUMPH" won the Best Short Documentary Oscar in 2006.