Norman Frederick Jewison
Born: July 21, 1926
Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario
Norman Jewison completed high school and then joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1944.
He graduated from the University of Toronto in 1950 and made his way to London, England, to work for the BBC.
After two years work and training, Norman Jewison returned to Canada to work as a director with the CBC.
He directed "The Wayne and Shuster Show", which became one of Canada's most favourite weekly comedy shows.
Jamison had a fresh approach to directing and was recruited by the American network, CBS.
Working with some of the biggest names in television and movies, his work earned him three Emmy Awards.
He moved to Los Angeles in the 60's and put his efforts into making movies with dynamic impact.
In 1970, Norman Jewison became very upset over America and moved to England to continue directing movies.
He did go back to Hollywood but insisted on artistic control in his work.
His films have had at least 45 Academy Award nominations winning 12 Oscars.
In 1998, Jewison was awarded the "Hollywood Outstanding Achievement In Directing Award".
Norman Jewison proved in his work that you could both educate and entertain the viewing public at the same time.
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