TV Producer-Writer Norman Lear Dies at 101

By Reuters
December 6, 2023Entertainment
TV Producer-Writer Norman Lear Dies at 101
TV producer and writer Norman Lear appears during an interview in 1991. (AP Photo)

Producer-writer Norman Lear died on Tuesday, at the age of 101, his family said.

Lear died at his Los Angeles home of natural causes, “surrounded by his family as we told stories and sang songs until the very end,” the family said on Facebook on Wednesday.

Lear, who won six Emmy Awards for his work in television, was known for his campaigning for liberal causes, and worked well into his 90s.

In addition to “All in the Family” and “Maude,” Lear dominated American TV screens in the 1970s and 1980s with the situation comedies “Sanford and Son,” “The Jeffersons,” and the soap-opera spoof “Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman.” At one point in the 1970s, Lear had eight shows on the air with an estimated 120 million viewers, Time magazine said.

Lear is survived by his third wife, Lyn, and his six children. A private service for his immediate family will be held.

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