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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).

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Frank Norman

by Nicolette Meeres
oil on canvas, 1961
NPG 6437

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Lionel Bart; Frank Norman

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1959
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Dudley Sutton; Frank Norman

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1959
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Frank Norman

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1959
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Frank Norman with five others

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1959
NPG x31646