Norman Corwin - Screenwriter Norman Corwin Dies
Oscar-nominated screenwriter Norman Corwin has died aged 101.
The broadcasting pioneer passed away on Tuesday (18Oct11) of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
His career spanned more than 70 years, during which time he worked in radio, TV, film and theatre as a writer, producer and director.
Corwin first made a name for himself in the so-called Golden Age of Radio in the 1940s, creating variety shows, dramas, comedies and documentaries enjoyed by millions of Americans.
He turned to TV and film in the 1950s, and went on to pick up an Emmy and a Golden Globe, as well as an Academy Award nomination for his 1956 script for Lust for Life, starring Kirk Douglas.
Corwin also wrote more than a dozen books and theatre plays, and was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1993.