Norman Hudis: Carry On screenwriter dies aged 93

Olivia Blair@livblair
Tuesday 09 February 2016 13:23
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Norman Hudis, the screenwriter of the first six Carry On films, had died aged 93.

Hudis died surrounded by his family in California on Monday evening after spending several weeks in a hospice.

His widow, Rita, confirmed his death in a statement: "He died peacefully at home with myself and Stephen and Kevin, his two sons.

"He did well to reach 93. We will miss him. Our 60th anniversary would have been on the 28th April."

Hudis penned the script to Carry On Sergeant in 1958. He then wrote a further five films in the franchise before relocating to the US.

In addition to the Carry On films, he also wrote for television series' The Man From U.N.C.L.E, Hawaii Five-O and The Wild, Wild West.

Close friend Morris Bright, the chairman of Elstree Studios, paid tribute to Hudis, who he said "leaves a great legacy of joy, entertainment and laughter".

He is survived by his widow, two sons, and two grandchildren.

Additional reporting by the Press Association.

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