Frank Norman (1930-1980), Playwright and novelist
Sitter in 6 portraits
Playwright and novelist; brought up in a Dr Barnardo's home, Norman worked as a farm labourer and in a travelling fair as well as serving two short prison sentences (described in his autobiographical Bang to Rights, 1958 and Stand on Me, 1961) before making his name as the writer, with Lionel Bart, of the successful musical Fings Aint Wot They Used T'be (1959).
by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1959