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What Shows Did Norman Lear Create?

Norman Lear

Norman Lear

Norman Milton Lear is a 100-year-old American TV screenwriter who has been part of more than 100 television series throughout his career. He first gained popularity in the 1970s for shows like “All in the Family,” “Maude,” “One Day at a Time,” and several others.

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Norman Lear Biography

Norman Lear was born on July 27, 1922, in New Haven, Connecticut, to Jeanette and Hyman Lear. At the age of 9, his family moved to Chelsea, Massachusetts as her father was sentenced to prison on charges of selling fake bonds. 

In 1940, he completed graduation from Weaver High School and later went to attend Emerson College in Boston, however, he did not complete his studies there and dropped out in 1942 so that he could serve in the United States Army Air Forces.

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Norman Lear Career

Lear took up a career in public relations after World War II. In the mid-1950s, he began his career as a writer with NBC’s The Martha Raye Show and thereafter he also created his TV series The Deputy.

Lear then went on to write and produce several films like Divorce American Style (1967), and Cold Turkey (1971) among others. Have a look at the shows created by Norman Lear below:

  1. The Deputy
  2. All in the Family 
  3. Sanford and Son
  4. Maude
  5. The Jeffersons
  6. One Day at a Time
  7. Good Times 
  8. What’s Happening!!
  9. Carter Country
  10. Mary Hartman
  11. All That Glitters
  12. Quiz Kids
  13. Channel Umptee-3

He has received many accolades for his works in the industry including 5 Emmys, the Kennedy Center Honors and the National Medal of Arts. 

Norman Lear Wives

Lear has been married thrice, from 1956 to 1985 he was married to the publisher of Lear’s magazine, Frances Loeb. Later in 1986, the two parted ways and Lear paid $112 million to his first wife in the divorce settlement. He married his current wife Lyn Davis, a producer. He is also godparent to singer and actress Katey Sagal. 

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