Norman Panama Biography (c. 1920-2003)

Born August 13, 1920 (some sources say 1909 and 1913), in Chicago, IL; son ofHerman H. and Tessie (Nevins) Panama; married Marcia Engel (divorced, 1970);married Gloria Dobson (divorced, 1981); children: Steven, Kathleen. Career: Producer, director, and writer. Frequent collaborator with writer Melvin Frank; radio writer for Bob Hope and Milton Berle, beginning in 1938. Military service: Armed Forces Radio, writer, 1942-45. Member: Dramatists Guild, Writers Guild of America, Directors Guild of America. Awards, Honors: Shared Academy Award nominations (with Melvin Frank), best writing for an original screenplay, 1945, for The Road to Utopia, best writing for story and screenplay, 1954, for Knock on Wood, and best writing for story and screenplay written directly for the screen, 1960, for TheFacts of Life; Writers Guild Award nominations, 1953, for Above and Beyond, 1954, for Knock on Wood, and 1960, for Facts of Life..

producer, director, writer
Birth Details
August 13, c. 1920
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Death Details
January 13, 2003
Los Angeles, California

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