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|Born||Norman Arnold Fox|
May 26, 1911
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
|Died||March 24, 1960 (aged 48)|
Great Falls, Montana
Norman Arnold Fox (May 26, 1911 – March 24, 1960) was an American author best known for Western stories and novels. His stories were often set around actual events in Montana history and contained authentic detail for the period. Norman's works were adapted into radio programs, live television and motion pictures.
Norman Arnold Fox was born May 26, 1911, in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan to Alfred and Florence Pearl Fox. The family moved to Montana in 1916 to homestead but eventually settled in Great Falls. Norman developed a love of the Old West and began dabbling with writing while in high school. He sold his first story in 1933 and turned to writing full-time in late 1937 when he lost his job due to the Great Depression. While initially writing short stories for pulp magazines such as Western Story Magazine, Norman succeeded in having his first novel published in 1940.
For the rest of his life Norman continued writing short stories while publishing one to two novels per year. His popularity was greatest in the mid–1950s when his stories were regularly filmed, "making the author a brief star of sorts to the film community" (Herzberg 2005). The films made from his novels featured such stars as: Randolph Scott, Audie Murphy, Tony Curtis, and James Stewart.
Norman was in the prime of his career when his life was cut short by cancer. He died on March 24, 1960, and is buried in Great Falls, Montana.
|1941||The Gunsight Kid||Western||Phoenix Press|
|1941||Gun Handy||Western||Phoenix Press|
|1942||The Six Gun Syndicate||Western||Phoenix Press|
|1942||The Stampede Kid||Western||Phoenix Press|
|1943||Lord Six Gun||Western||Phoenix Press|
|1944||The Thundering Trail||Western||Dodd, Mead & Co.|
|1945||Thorson of Thunder Gulch||Western||Dodd, Mead & Co.|
|1945||Silent in the Saddle||Western||Dodd, Mead & Co.|
|1946||Dead End Trail||Western||Dodd, Mead & Co.|
|1946||The Valley of the Vanishing Riders||Western||Dodd, Mead & Co.|
|1947||Cactus Cavalier||Western||Dodd, Mead & Co.|
|1947||The Rider from Yonder||Western||Dodd, Mead & Co.|
|1948||The Devil's Saddle||Western||Dodd, Mead & Co.|
|1948||The Feathered Sombrero||Western||Dodd, Mead & Co.|
|1949||The Thirsty Land||Western||Dodd, Mead & Co.|
|1949||Shadow on the Range||Western||Dodd, Mead & Co.|
|1950||Stormy in the West||Western||Dodd, Mead & Co.|
|1950||The Phantom Spur||Western||Dodd, Mead & Co.|
|1951||Roughshod||Western||Dodd, Mead & Co.|
|1951||Tall Man Riding||Western||Dodd, Mead & Co.|
|1951||The Longhorn Legion||Western||Dell|
|1952||Ghostly Hoofbeats||Western||Dodd, Mead & Co.|
|1953||Long Lightning||Western||Dodd, Mead & Co.|
|1953||The Rawhide Years||Western||Dodd, Mead & Co.|
|1954||Broken Wagon||Western||Dodd, Mead & Co.|
|1956||Night Passage||Western||Dodd, Mead & Co.|
|1956||War on the Range aka The Rider from Yonder||Western||Fawcett|
|1956||Stranger from Arizona originally as "Winchester Cut" by Mark Sabin (1951) Fawcett||Western||Dodd, Mead & Co.|
|1957||The Badlands Beyond||Western||Dodd, Mead & Co.|
|1957||The Valiant Ones Short Stories||Western||Dodd, Mead & Co.|
|1958||Rope the Wind||Western||Dodd, Mead & Co.|
|1959||Reckoning at Rimbow||Western||Dodd, Mead & Co.|
|1960||The Hard Pursued||Western||Dodd, Mead & Co.|
|1961||The Trembling Hills||Western||Dodd, Mead & Co.|
|1968||They Rode the Shining Hills Short Stories||Western||Dodd, Mead & Co.|
- Norman Fox (1911-1960)
- Henryk Hoffmann "A" Western filmmakers: a biographical dictionary of writers, ... 2000- Page 24 "Norman A. FOX (1911-1960) Norman Arnold Fox was born in 1911, ... Fox's novels attracted Hollywood's attention in the mid-1950s, when four of his novels were made into four western films,
- Bob Herzberg Shooting Scripts: From Pulp Western To Film 2005 -- Page 84 "Norman A Fox and the Clichés of the West.- At first glance, there seems to be nothing special about the works of Norman A. Fox. He had written ... Yet as far as Hollywood was concerned, in the mid–1950s Norman A. Fox's novels were regularly filmed, making the author a brief star of sorts to the film community. The films made from his works starred western giants Randolph Scott, Audie Murphy...
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