Norman Lear Passes

Norman Lear, the producer and writer of some of the biggest hits in the history of television, has died in Los Angeles.

He was 101 years old.

Lear died of natural causes at his home.

Lear was born and raised in New Haven, Connecticut.

In September 1042, he enlisted in the U-S Army.  After World War II, Lear had a career in public relations and picked up comedy writing in the late 1950s.

Lear is best known for creating the 1970’s smash sitcoms “All in the Family” and “Maude.”

Add “Sanford and Son,” “Good Times,” and “The Jeffersons” to Lear’s resume’.

His shows were videotaped in front of a live studio audience, and often dealt with thorny political issues of the day.

Lear was a long-time member of what is caused the Malibu Mafia, which funded liberal causes .

In 1968, Norman Lear was nominated for an Academy Award for his writing of “Divorce American Style.” He also produced the cult favorite “The Princess Bride.”

Lear won five Emmy Awards and two Peabody Awards over the course of his career.

In 2017, he was a Kennedy Center Honors recipient.



FILE – TV producer and writer Norman Lear, appears during an interview in 1991. Lear, producer of TV’s “All in the Family” and an influential liberal advocate, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023, at 101. (AP Photo, File)
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