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Norman Cousins (1915–1990)

Norman Cousins was born on June 24, 1915 in Union Hill, New Jersey, USA. He is known for his work on Anatomy of an Illness (1984), Little Clowns of Happytown (1987) and In Search of... (1976). He died on November 30, 1990 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Little Clowns of Happytown Additional Crew
In Search of... Self - Author, The Anatomy of an Illness


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 1987 Little Clowns of Happytown (TV Series short) (consultant - 1 episode)
- Baby Blues/Too Scared to Laugh (1987) ... (consultant)
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 1984 Anatomy of an Illness (TV Movie) (book "Anatomy of an Illness as Perceived by the Patient")
Hide Hide Show Show Self (7 credits)
 1988 11-22-63: The Day the Nation Cried (TV Movie documentary)
 1985 Today (TV Series)
- Episode dated 30 October 1985 (1985) ... Self
 1980 In Search of... (TV Series documentary)
Self - Author, The Anatomy of an Illness
- Laugh Therapy (1980) ... Self - Author, The Anatomy of an Illness
 1966 Lahti '66 - kansainvälinen kirjailijakokous (TV Movie documentary)
 1964 Toki no hito (TV Series)
- Episode dated 29 February 1964 (1964) ... Self
 1959 Small World (TV Series)
Self - Saturday Review Editor
- Episode #2.5 (1959) ... Self - Saturday Review Editor
 1948-1949 Critic at Large (TV Series)
Self - NY Post Editor / Self - Writer / Self - Peace Activist
- Episode #1.32 (1949) ... Self - Writer
- Episode #1.27 (1949) ... Self - Peace Activist
- Episode #1.11 (1948) ... Self - NY Post Editor
- Episode #1.10 (1948) ... Self - NY Post Editor
- Episode #1.9 (1948) ... Self - NY Post Editor

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Cousins wrote the 1979 best-seller "Anatomy of An Illness," detailing his struggle with ankylosing spondylitis, a debilitating and painful spinal condition that Cousins was able to overcome through positive thinking and laughter. In that book, which was the basis of a television movie, he also contended that Americans were oversensitive to pain and were "becoming a nation of pill-grabbers and ... See more »

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