norman corwin getty Norman Corwin, writer of more than 100 radio plays, dead at 101Norman Corwin, the famed writer and director of radio plays during their 1930s and 1940s heyday, has died at the age of 101.

The Radio Hall of Fame inductee wrote, produced and narrated more than 100 radio plays. Some of his more famous titles include “The Plot to Overthrow Christmas,” “Descent of the Gods” and the “Spoon River Anthology.”

Corwin won numerous awards including Emmys and Golden Globes. He was also nominated for an Academy Award for writing “Lust for Life,” a film starring Kirk Douglas about the life of Vincent van Gogh.

Corwin died of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles.

Here’s “The Plot to Overthrow Christmas.”

And Part 2

Posted by:David Eckstein