Diane -- Norman was a good friend and a great inspiration, I'm sorry he died.
We shared the love of his older brother, Emil, who also passed away last year.
Our thoughts are with you and your family.
Bob and Sarah Cutler
We had the pleasure of meeting Norman many years ago at Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts. I (Marjorie) took a class in Creative Writing with him. My husband took another class,but we became good friends. it was more than a summer romance and the friendship continued until close to his death. What a joy and privilege it was to know him! This great genius, human being and a true "mensch".
We will miss him, but never forget him and how much we learned from him. Margie and Rabbi Jack
Quite a few years ago now I attended a theatrical experience in New York City based on works of Norman Corwin. I don't believe I'd ever heard of him previously, but what I heard that evening touched so profoundly and so eloquently both my head and my heart. I was smitten and awestruck by Norman Corwin, and I've never forgotten the effect that evening had on me. Many years later, I wrote an Email to Mr. Corwin on the occasion of his birthday, and I was thrilled beyond words to receive a reply. Thank you, Mr. Corwin. You have enriched us all beyond measure, and may your grace and common touch continue to enlighten generations.
Rest well, my friend. I just learned today of your passing, six weeks after the fact, because I was thinking of you--some 34 years after taking your Masters class in script writing at San Diego State University (1977). Thank you for caring about me, and inspiring me with your encouragement. You cared so deeply about the words, the story, the script. Coming up in radio, you learned to write for the ear first, the eye second. You believed in the power of script and story to touch hearts, open minds, entertain and enlighten. May your body of work and wisdom continue to influence this generation of journalists, script writers, poets and wordsmiths. Ken Shelton, editor/CEO, Leadership Excellence, Kens@leaderexcel.com
Diane: Please let me know if there is a memorial service. I am one of the last of the "Obers"; Norman's second cousin.
I live in Culver City. I saw Norman only 3 weeks ago; so sorry about his passing. Thanks for any info you can offer. Bob Green; (310)337-1899. e-mail
dear norman, you will teach the angels to sing out their thoughts and feelings wherever you are, as you taught us who were so lucky to be wtih you in Idywild and Westwood. goodbye, dear friend and mentor.
-helene f. kratz
diane, i heard about your dad's death, but don't know how to reach. my tel. 208-466-3100, address 3427 southside blvd., nampa, id 83686. my thoughts & prayers are with you. janine
Norman was a friend and a mentor to my father and me. He was wonderful and gracious. He had the ability to make you feel as if you were the most important person in the room and his conversation gave insight deepened in wisdom unlike any I've heard before. I will miss him. Sending comfort to all else who miss him as well.
To the family of Mr. Norman Corwin. Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one. I'm sure he will be missed. He was living history. May God bring some healing to your hearts. Psalms 147:3
Once many years ago, I joined a select few to spend a golden week
In the mountains of Idlewild, CA as members of a writers group with Norman. What a rare privilege it was.
To the Family of Norman Corwin,
Please accept my condolences for your loss. May the God of all comfort give you peace and endurance through this difficult time.
To the family of Norman Corwin,
It is with deep regret on the passing of Norman Corwin I realize that the death of a friend and family member is an irreparable loss to you. Those we love left us with gifts in the form of memories that no one can take away. They gave us wisdom that we can still recall, companionship when we were alone, comfort when we needed it.
May the tender mercy that God has always shown me be with your family now so that you will know that you are not alone, and may the prayers of other help in some small way to bring you strength, comfort and courage each day.
Many words will be expressed, yet we know God can express and provide to you and your family everything that is needed to care and sustain your hearts. Isaiah 46:1 will offer you some comfort , but the loss of a love one is more direct and personal. So wanted to send you these words of sincere sympathy upon the death of a loyal friend and trusted family member. My prayers will be with you and your family.
I was blessed to have taken a class taught by Mr. Corwin at San Diego State in 1978. He was the most inspiring and compassionate man I have ever met in my 60 years on earth. Norman, thank you for making the world a better place and through your works may we all find enlightenment.
How I loved the PBS series "Academy Leaders" which Mr. Corwin hosted in 1979! He kindly answered a letter I wrote him a few years later; a truly great, gifted, and kindly man.
Norman Corwin was the gold standard of writers. Those of us who write to live and live to write can only dream of attaining his stature in the world of words. Rest in peace, sir, and thank you for being such an inspiration.
To the family of Norman Corwin, my condolences for the loss of your beloved one. May the God of all comfort strengthen you at this difficult time. (Erma L. Davis, Park Forest, Il.)
I am very saddened to see that Norman has died. He was my husbands' cousin (Norman Ober-died 7/31/08). What a treasure and an era has gone. His brother, Emil Corwin died this past March at 107. Heaven is blessed to have these three incredible people all together. Rest in peace.
NORMAN CORWIN YOU WERE GREAT,YOUR MIND WAS LIKE A SPONGE. NOT MANY LEFT,YOU INSPIRED ME IN FACT WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU IN PERFECT CONDITION UNDER GOD KINGDOM RULE SOON.MATTHEW 6:9,10.JOHN 5:29,29.11:23-25.
I, like millions of others through the great work of Greg Bell, will carry your memory in our hearts and minds as long as we live and as long as we remember the great days of radio. You were the greatest.
William Shatner said it...Norman Corwin was a legend and a hero. His scripts about AMERICA, for radio are truly inspiring and often bring a patriotic tear to the eye.
Thanks to Greg Bell and his Sirius radio station (#82) new generations have become and will continue to become familiar with Norman's work. It will live on.
Thank you Norman for not only entertaining us through the years, but for inspiring us. Rest in God's Peace.
You had a very full and interesting life. I'm sure you will be missed by many. You had many thoughtful insights and a great way of expressing them. They're not like you anymore, Norman.