Norman Beaton
Norman Beaton

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Name: Norman Beaton
Occupation: Actor
Gender: Male
Birth Day: October 31, 1934
Death Date: Dec 13, 1994 (age 60)
Age: Aged 60
Country: Guyana
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

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Norman Beaton

Norman Beaton was born on October 31, 1934 in Guyana (60 years old). Norman Beaton is an Actor, zodiac sign: Scorpio. Find out Norman Beatonnet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.


He started out in his theatre career creating and acting in his own plays, like Sit Down, Banna, which ran at at the Connaught Theatre.

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As per our current Database, Norman Beaton died on Dec 13, 1994 (age 60).

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Before Fame

He was a popular calypso singer early in his youth, scoring a No. 1 hit in Trinidad and Tobago with Come Back Melvina, in 1959.

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Beaton developed a parallel career as a calypso singer, scoring a number-one hit in Trinidad and Tobago with "Come Back Melvina" in 1959. He then obtained a post in the shipping department of a bookshop until his wife and children arrived in London in 1960. He then became a teacher in Liverpool, becoming the first black teacher to be employed by the Liverpool Education Authority. While in the city, he played guitar for Adrian Henri, Brian Patten and Roger McGough – who became known as the Liverpool Poets – including appearances at the famous Cavern Club. Beaton became increasingly unhappy with his work as a teacher and began writing plays, his first play being the musical Jack of Spades, which was about the doomed relationship between a black man and a white woman, quite controversial at that time. The moderate success of this play gave Beaton enough confidence to give up teaching and to concentrate on the theatre. He moved first to Bristol and then to Sussex where he played the leading role in a musical he had written, Sit Down, Banna, at the Connaught Theatre. This was the beginning of his acting career.


Beaton was born in Georgetown, British Guiana (now Guyana), and attended Queen's College until he was expelled for truancy and bad grades. He was given a second chance at the Government Teachers' Training College and graduated with distinction. Beaton taught and played with the calypso band The Four Bees before leaving Guyana for London in 1960.


His mother Ada Beaton (née Mackintosh) died in 1962, and his father William Solomon Beaton died in 1983.


In the early 1970s, Beaton began to perform in plays in London's West End. In 1970 he played the role of Ariel in Shakespeare's The Tempest, which he described in his autobiography as "the most important role of my acting career", and also played a small role in the Frankie Howerd comedy film Up the Chastity Belt the following year. In 1975, he helped to establish the Black Theatre of Brixton. In 1975 Beaton played Nanki-Poo in The Black Mikado, a modern version of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado.


In 1976, Beaton broke into television in the series The Fosters, which also featured a young Lenny Henry, and the following year played the lead role in a low-budget independent film about a West Indian community in London, Black Joy, for his role in which he was named Film Actor of the Year in 1978 by the Variety Club of Great Britain. He also appeared in the BBC TV series Empire Road (written by Michael Abbensetts).


Beaton formed a more lasting relationship with Jane Cash in 1978.


His autobiography, Beaton But Unbowed, was published in 1986.


He played the lead role of Willie Boy in the 1987 TV comedy Playing Away (directed by Horace Ové, from a screenplay by Caryl Phillips), about a West Indian cricket team invited to play a rural white team. Beaton also appeared in several movies, including The Mighty Quinn (1989). He appeared as a guest on The Cosby Show in 1991 (episode: "There's Still No Joy in Mudville"), and in the 1994 television serial Little Napoleons.


After years of hard living began taking its toll on his health, in 1994 Beaton retired to his home city of Georgetown, Guyana (just as his character in Desmond's was doing the same), where he collapsed at the airport from a heart attack and died a few hours later on 13 December 1994 at the age of 60. He was survived by five children from three marriages.

Family Life

Norman was married three times, and had five children.

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