Norman Panama

Norman Panama, the screenwriter who, with Melvin Frank, wrote the screenplay "White Christmas" and the libretto to the 1956 Broadway musical, Li'l Abner, died Jan. 13, 2003, Reuters reported. Mr. Panama was 88 and died of complications from Parkinson's disease. He also co-produced the comic-strip-inpired Li'l Abner, and late in his career wrote a comedy-mystery, A Talent for Murder, which ran two months on Broadway in 1981 starring Claudette Colbert and Jean-Pierre Aumont.

Read More
  • Born: Apr 21, 1914 in Chicago, IL, USA
  • Death: Jan 13, 2003 in Los Angeles, CA, USA