|NORMAN JEWISON (Director/Producer) has been a vibrant force in the motion picture
industry for three decades. During that time, he has been personally nominated for four
Oscars®. His films have received 45 nominations and 12 Academy Awards®. He has also
been nominated for three Best Director awards by the Directors Guild of America, and
received many international honors as well. Jewison was presented with the prestigious
Irving Thalberg Award at the 1999 Academy Awards® ceremony.
Jewison recently produced and directed a two-hour documentary for the Millennium Twentieth Century Project for The Showtime Channel. This documentary reflects on the importance of humor in America during the last 100 years.
Born in Toronto, Ontario, Jewison made his stage debut at age five. Later he staged and performed in both dramas and musical comedies at Malvern Collegiate Institute before leaving for World War II with the Royal Canadian Navy. On his return he enrolled at the University of Toronto´s Victoria College, earning a bachelor´s degree in general arts in 1950.
After six years with CBC Television in Toronto, Jewison was invited to New York to direct the memorable series Your Hit Parade for CBS. He followed this with The Andy Williams Show, two Harry Belafonte specials, The Fabulous Fifties, Danny Kaye´s television debut, The Broadway of Lerner and Loewe and the award-winning Judy Garland specials. For his efforts, he received three Emmy Awards.