Star Walk

Deceased, Pioneer, Radio, Television
Norman Campbell was born in Los Angeles in 1924 and later moved to Vancouver, graduating from the University of British Columbia. A chance meeting with CBC radio producer Mavor Moore in 1946 opened the doors to what would become a long and productive career with CBC Radio and Television. By 1952, he joined CBC in Toronto where he met Don Harron. Harron, Moore, Campbell and his wife Elaine wrote the musical Anne of Green Gables which was first performed on CBC-TV in 1956, going on in 1965 to the Charlottetown Festival where it was to become a Canadian legend. During his career, he also produced 28 ballets for television, winning Emmys for Cinderella in 1968 and Sleeping Beauty in 1972. In the 1970s, he directed episodes of All in the Family, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, as well as specials with Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Olivia Newton John and Diana Ross....
Posted: Apr-17-2011