Norman Panama

Norman Panama

Producer

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.

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

Roles (5)

White Christmas Playbill - Opening Night Irving Berlin's White Christmas (2009)
Opened Nov 22, 2009
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White Christmas Playbill - Opening Night Irving Berlin's White Christmas (2008)
Opened Nov 23, 2008
  • Based upon the Paramount Pictures film written for the screen
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Li'l Abner Playbill - Feb 1957 Li'l Abner (1956)
Opened Nov 15, 1956
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