‘Pixanne’ Actress Jane Norman, Who Flew Into Philadelphian’s Hearts, Has Died

Jane Norman, who conceived the television show as "a female version of Peter Pan," played "Pixanne" from 1960 to 1969. The show was then syndicated for another seven years. Norman, a Philadelphia native, died Saturday, May 13, 2017, at her home in Bala Cynwyd. She was 83. In 1960, Norman went into WCAU with the idea for her future hit show. “Came up with the idea of the ‘Pixanne’ character who would fly because I realized all kids loved flying,” Norman said recently in an interview with the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia. The was picked up almost immediately and aired for nearly a decade in the city. Norman’s Peter Pan-like character dazzled children with her realistic flying, which she said meant the world to her.

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