Norman Rosten

Show Count: 7
Series Count: 1
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Old Time Radio
Born: January 1, 1913, New York City, New York, USA
Died: March 7, 1995

Norman Rosten (January 1, 1913 New York City – March 7, 1995) was an American poet, playwright, and novelist.


He grew up in Hurleyville, New York and was graduated from Brooklyn College and New York University, and the University of Michigan, where he met Arthur Miller. Each won the Avery Hopwood Award.

In 1979, Brooklyn's borough president Howard Golden named Rosten as the poet laureate of Brooklyn.

Among Rosten's work outside the field of poetry, he wrote the libretto for Ezra Laderman's opera "Marilyn". He also wrote the screenplay for the Sidney Lumet's film Vu du Pont, adapting Miller's "A View from the Bridge." He visited Mickey Knox in Rome.

Rosten was a poetry consultant for Simon and Schuster Publishers. It was through that role that he came to know fellow poet Andrew Glaze. The two became friends and Glaze later dedicated his book "I am the Jefferson County Courthouse" to Rosten.

His work appeared in The New Yorker.


Source: Wikipedia

Cavalcade Of America, TheCavalcade Of America, The
Show Count: 759
Broadcast History: 9 October 1935 to 29 May 1939 and 2 January 1940 to 31 March 1953
Cast: John McIntire, Jeanette Nolan, Agnes Moorehead, Kenny Delmar, Edwin Jerome, Ray Collins, Orson Welles, Karl Swenson, Ted Jewett, Jack Smart, Paul Stewart, Bill Johnstone, Frank Readick, Ray Sloane, Luis Van Rooten, Mickey Rooney, Cary Grant, Tyrone Power, Ronald Reagan
Director: Homer Fickett, Roger Pryor, Jack Zoller, Bill Sweets, Paul Stewart
Producer: Homer Fickett, Roger Pryor, Jack Zoller, Bill Sweets, Paul Stewart
Host: Walter Huston
Cavalcade of America is an anthology drama series that was sponsored by the DuPont Company, although it occasionally presented a musical, such as an adaptation of Show Boat, and condensed biographies of popular composers. It was initially broadcast on radio from 1935 to 1953, and later on television from 1952 to 1957. Originally on CBS, the series pioneered the use of anthology drama for company audio advertising.