Vale Norman Yemm

A career spanning over 40 years
 Helen Tully

Norman Yemm (23 March 1933 – 4 February 2015) entertained Australians on stage, film and television screens for more than 40 years.

Still images courtesy Crawford Productions, Seven Network and Ten Network.


On 7 June 2005, Jan Bladier and David Lee interviewed Norman for the NFSA’s Oral History program.

In the following excerpts from this interview Norman reflects upon his life in the entertainment industry. He discusses his start on stage, in opera and musicals; television fame in Homicide (1965-74) and The Sullivans (1976-77); his love of Gilbert and Sullivan operettas; shooting his first nude scene when he was nearly 70; and other career highlights.

Excerpts from a 2005 Oral History interview with Norman Yemm. Courtesy David Lee and Jan Bladier. NFSA title: 669256

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