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Norman Lear

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Biography

Lear at the 2014 Texas Book Festival.

Source: Wikipedia

Norman Milton Lear (born July 27, 1922) is an American television writer and producer who produced such 1970s sitcoms as All in the Family, Sanford and Son, One Day at a Time, The Jeffersons, Good Times, and Maude. As a political activist, he founded the advocacy organization People for the American Way in 1981 and has supported First Amendment rights and progressive causes.

Fact file

  • Born: Norman Milton Lear July 27, 1922 (age 93) New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • Education: Emerson College
  • Occupation: Television producer
  • Years active: 1950–present
  • Known for: All in the Family The Jeffersons Sanford and Son Good Times Maude
  • Spouse(s): Charlotte Lear (1943–?; divorced) Frances Lear (1956–1986; divorced) Lyn Lear (1987–present)
  • Children: 6
  • Website: normanlear.com

Read more about Norman Lear at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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LA Times Entertainme, 2020-02-07 22:44:12
Jane Fonda led her first Fire Drill Friday climate protest in Los Angeles Friday, joined by fellow Hollywood stars Joaquin Phoenix and Norman Lear.

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Variety, 2020-02-06 21:30:55
The 15th annual Oscar Wilde Awards are around the corner and with honorees Norman Lear, Tig Notaro and Jenn Murray, the event promises to showcase the best of the U.S. and Ireland’s creative talents. Though unlike other black-tie events, the ceremony functions as a sort of “homecoming” for everyone attending ...

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Variety, 2020-01-17 18:45:01
As fate would have it, Norman Lear gave Marta Kauffman, recipient of this year’s Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television at the PGA Awards, her first job in television development close to 35 years ago. The result was “The Powers That Be,” which Kauffman created with David Crane and Lear ...

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