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Norris, Frank, 1907-1967



  • Existence: 1907 - 1967


Frank Norris was born on March 3, 1907 in Knoxville, Tennessee. He received his BA from Princeton University in 1929 after which he became a staff writer at "Time" Magazine. He later became the managing editor and director of the Radio Program division. He was also the editorial writer for "Life" Magazine until 1948 and since 1955 senior editor at "Newsweek." He retired from "Newsweek' in 1961 and devoted his time to writing fiction, producing three novels, including "Tower in the West," a parable of brotherly love, which won the 1957 Harper novel prize. Frank Norris, also created the Smokey the Bear artwork for the forest fire campaign. He died on August 8, 1967.

Died of a stroke; in Siasconset, Mass.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Frank Norris manuscripts

Identifier: MS-334
Date(s): 1950 to 1961

Frank Norris (1907-1967), writer. The collection contains handwritten and typescript drafts of short fiction and essays including several drafts of his novel, "At last to kiss Amanda." (1961)

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