Skip to comments.A Patriot is gone...RIP Norm Liebmann [FReeper Firehat]
Posted on 04/09/2012 8:18:46 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
We, on the web, knew him as "Firehat". The world knew him as Norman Liebmann, outstanding award winning comic writer. He was our friend, always there with encouragement to fight the good fight for the country he loved so much.
Following is the message from his family, who we know must miss his wit and love even more than we do. There is an empty space no one else can fill with his passing.
THE PASSING OF NORMAN Date : 2010-12-20
THE HATS OFF, BUT THE FLAME IS ETERNAL ©
by the Family of Norman Liebmann
It is with great sorrow that the family of Norman Liebmann (FIREHAT) now informs all his faithful readers of Normans recent passing, December 20, 2010.
Although a brilliant and popular writer with over 50 years experience in the entertainment industry both in New York and California, Norman Liebmann was a very private person- with his comedic and also serious side showing through in all his writings.
For any of those, and others past and future, who might also desire the pleasurable experience of reading Normans humorous, prolific, insightful and prophetic email writings, it is the familys intention to keep Normans site and articles (all 595 of them) available, as they are timeless reading.
*** In an interview not too long ago, Norman was asked: What about the future? Where are you going? Norman replied: There are many wonderful places still left for me to go. How wonderful they will be may depend on whether or not I have been invited.
We feel and many of his readers have expressed the same opinion it can only be UP!
Norman Liebmann was a writer for many celebrities, most notably Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Bob Newhart, and Johnny Carson. The name Firehat came from a friend, a graphics artist, who quipped that Norman was on fire with his quick wit and never ending stream of quips, jabs and jokes. He created the image with the bowler top-hat and eternal flame that became Normans moniker... Firehat!
Forwarded to me today. Prayers up for Norm’s family and loved ones.
Prayers going out from this house for Norm. I used to visit his site a lot. He’ll be missed. He was one of us.
Prayers up for Firehat, his family and friends.
I don’t think I read any of his posts, but I’m saddened to hear of his passing.
Hopefully things are good otherwise.
Prayers for the family. It is sad for us when God calls the good ones to be with Him.
Oh my, I didn’t know Norman was gone. Rest in peace Firehat, you were absolutely brilliant. Thank you.
Prayers for the family.
I did not realize he had passed away.
Prayers to his family and loved ones.
He was one of the originals... RIP, Firehat.
Adding my prayers for his family and friends.
Wow... Norman died well over a year ago.
I don’t remember hearing about this. Thanks for the heads up.
Firehat was an original, pre-Lewinsky scandal freeper.
Signed up with the first registration in November 1997.
Prayers for his family and friends.
Rest in peace. A truly funny man and a great contributor to Free Republic.
The classic rant that is occasionally posted here is attributed to him. I saved it the first time I read it as it is hysterical. Out of respect though ... it won’t be posted on here; wouldn’t want anyone to get the wrong impression of the man. Would have loved to know him and would love to know the story behind that post if you would care to share sometime.
Why is it that all of our good ones are going? (rhetorical) I don’t get it.
This just in: He was one of my favourites.