On Wednesday, July 27, the legendary TV writer and film producer Norman Lear celebrated his 100th birthday and shared a beautiful message.
A day before his birthday, on July 26, he expresses a few words of wisdom with some advice with respect to living in the present.
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He shared a video on Instagram, reminiscing many memories of his career in the industry, stating “as I sit here in this glorious part of Vermont, with my glorious daughter Kate Lear LaPook, who is holding this infinitely brilliant little cellphone camera that is photographing me.”
He further continued, “And I mean, my God, the miracle of being alive with everything that’s available to us, and me turning 100 tomorrow. Do you hear me? Tomorrow I turn 100,” adding, “That’s as believable to me as ‘Today I’m 99.'”
Norman added “I’ve been doing breakfast thoughts and I guess my breakfast thought at the moment… is the moment,” adding “Every person who is seeing me now — some are seeing me within months of my saying this, others are likely to see these years after I’ve said this — but whenever all of you are seeing it, that will be the moment you’re seeing it, as this is the moment I’m saying it.”
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Lear then said while ending the video “And what that means to me is living in the moment. The moment between past and present, present and past, the moment between after and next. The hammock in the middle of after and next. The moment: treasure it, use it with love.”
“Norman Lear: 100 Years of Music and Laughter”
On Wednesday, July 27, ABC network made the announcement that it would hold a one-night- celebration named “Norman Lear: 100 Years of Music and Laughter,” which will premiere on September 22 at 9 p.m. ET and will be available to watch on Hulu the following day.
Later, they will also announce the special guests though if we see Lear’s recent co-productions such as live versions of “Diff’rent Strokes” and “All in the Family”, we may expect it to be a star-packed event. Celebrities like Kevin Hart, Jennifer Aniston, Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Hudson all participated in the past.
In a statement, the president of Hulu Originals and ABC Entertainment, Craig Erwich said “Norman’s illustrious career is revered by so many, and we are honored to be celebrating his legacy with this special night of entertainment,” adding further “We have been lucky to work with Norman on several projects over the years, and it’s only fitting that his centennial birthday is marked by the biggest names in Hollywood raising a glass to toast, and perhaps gently roast, the television icon.” Norman said, “always believed music and laughter have added time to my life.”
Lear added “I’ve seen a lot throughout my 100 years, but I would’ve never imagined America having a front-row seat to my birthday celebration,” adding further “Even, this, I get to experience.”
Throughout his career, the legend has written and produced over hundred shows and some of his famous shows include “One Day at a Time” “Sanford and Son,” and “All in the Family,” among others.
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His fantastic work has brought him many awards and he was even inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1984. At the 2021 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards, Norman won the Carol Burnett Award for “outstanding contributions to television on or off the screen.”
Norman Lear has delivered some fantastic work throughout his career. We extend our good wishes to him on achieving this milestone. Keep a watch on venturejolt.com for more such news.