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Norman Hudis (born 27 July 1922 Stepney, London) was a writer who helped create the Carry On Series.

He began his working life at 16, as a junior reporter, and volunteered for the Royal Air Force in 1940. Rejected for flying duties on medical grounds, he served almost 6 years in WWII, the last two of which on the reporting staff of the Air Force News, stationed in Cairo and covering the entire Middle East area. He was, as a result, the youngest War Correspondent in that conflict.[1] After leaving the RAF, Norman joined Rank as a studio publicist, and spent two years at Pinewood as an apprentice scriptwriter.

Norman was placed under contract for Peter Rogers and Gerald Thomas after a hit with The Tommy Steele Story in 1957, penning Please Turn Over in 1959 and No Kidding in 1960, before writing the ITV comedy Our House starring Charles Hawtrey, Bernard Bresslaw, Joan Sims and Hattie Jacques.

Moving to America in the early 1960s, Norman wrote for hit TV Shows such as The Man From U.N.C.L.E (1964-1968) and Hawaii Five-0 (1968-1980). He also wrote the animated fantasy A Monkey's Tale (1999).[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. IMDB Entry
  2. Classic Carry On Film Collection Issue 25

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