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Film buff Barry Norman 'kept integrity' and avoided stars

By Francesca Gosling

The daughter of legendary film critic Barry Norman has told how her late father was so committed to his work that he avoided rubbing shoulders with the stars to keep his "integrity" both as a professional and a father.

Emma Norman, one of the renowned journalist's two daughters, described him as a devoted family man until his death at the age of 83 last month.

She told the Radio Times: "When we were young Dad didn't bring stars home - in fact, he didn't want to be friends with stars at all. Dad had so much integrity I think he felt it might affect his work."

But she admitted her film buff father "loved Steven Spielberg and he met him many times".

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