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Norman Corwin dies

October 20, 2011 by staff 

Norman Corwin diesNorman Corwin dies, Norman Corwin, known for his moving radio, died Tuesday in Los Angeles at the age of 101. Corwin was described as unofficial poet laureate of radio by his semi-documentary.

His career spanned over seven decades in radio, television, film and theater.

He won an Emmy and Golden Globe for his writing. His won the Best Screenplay Academy Award nomination for Lust (1956), in which Kirk Douglas portrayed Vincent van Gogh. Corwin was inducted into the Hall of Fame Radio in 1993.

“I find it hard to turn down an offer to be heard,” said in 2001 about the attractiveness of working in radio. “Whether an anniversary, either at the end of a war, whatever the subject, I am the ham enough to enjoy communication with people, to an audience.”

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