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Norman Jewison

Norman Frederick Jewison, CC (born July 21, 1926) is a Canadian actor, film director and producer.

He was born and raised in Toronto and attended Victoria College. As a young man in the 1950s, he embarked on a trip through the southern United States, where he was appalled by the open racism and inequality. This experience gave him a lifelong concern with racial issues and discrimination that can be clearly seen in many of his films, including his most acclaimed, In the Heat of the Night.

In 1981, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada and was promoted to Companion in 1991. In 1988, Jewison founded the Canadian Film Centre, an advanced film and television training institute located in Toronto, Ontario. He has been nominated for the best director Academy Award on a number of occasions, but has never won. In 1998, he was awarded The Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award, awarded periodically at the Academy Awards ceremonies to "Creative producers, whose bodies of work reflect a consistently high quality of motion picture production." For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Norman Jewison has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame 7000 Hollywood Blvd. and has been inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame.

In 2004, Norman Jewison published his autobiography titled This Terrible Business Has Been Good to Me. The month following the book's launch, on November 26, his wife Margaret Ann (Dixie) Jewison, died due to undisclosed causes a day after her 74th birthday in Orangeville, Ontario. She had been a source of inspiration for Jewison's film making career.

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