A birthday card for Norman

My friend Rowell Gormon writes on his blog about Norman Corwin, who is turning 100 on the 3rd of May this year. I have to admit before I read Rowell’s comments, I didn’t know Mr. Corwin‘s name; but clearly all of us in the world of voiceover owe a debt of gratitude and admiration to him. Happy Birthday, Norman!

(edited again to correct the date to Mr. Corwin’s actual birthday)


  1. may i say with absolutely no hint of sarcasm that i am shocked to discover i had something you didn’t already know! some of corwin’s 1940s productions may be dismissed by some as too “wordy”, but they work. and in my mind, anyone who can write a comedy verse play starring groucho marx where even what sound like groucho’s adlibs turn up being rhymed in the next line…is a genius.

    btw, the writer’s guild ceremony is may 3. mr. corwin’s actual birthday is may 1. i’ll go back and make sure i got that right.

    again, thanks for reading, bob. i only have a blog at all because you shared with me the wealth of what you know.


    Comment by rowell gormon — April 10, 2010 @ 11:06 am

  2. Rowell,

    I’m sure the list of things and people you know that I don’t is a long one. Thanks for the update on Mr. Corwin’s actual birthday. I will correct above promptly.

    Be well,

    Comment by Bob — April 10, 2010 @ 2:20 pm

  3. Actually you had it right the first time. The WGA celebration of Norman’s birthday was May 1 but his actual birthday is May 3.

    Comment by Judi — May 4, 2010 @ 12:11 am

  4. Judi,

    Thank you for setting things straight. I’ve edited the post to correct the error.

    Be well,

    Comment by Bob — May 4, 2010 @ 8:37 am

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