Norman Lear


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  • Birth Name: Norman Milton Lear
  • Birth Place: New Haven, CT
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 07/27/1922, Leo
  • Profession: Producer; writer; director
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The Biz: Norman Lear Shares His Life Lessons

Every innovative producer benefiting from the creative surge in TV should offer a tip of the pork pie hat to Norman Lear. At 92, the trailblazing producer (All In the Family, The Jeffersons, Maude and many others), entrepreneur and activist looks back on his life and career in the new memoir Even This I Get to Experience (Penguin Press). We had the experience of recently chatting with the TV industry more


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Year Title Description
2014 Book Discussion on 'Even This I Get to Experience' TV Show Series, Author
2009 Make 'Em Laugh TV Show Series, Remarks by
2007 Pete Seeger Movie, Exec. Producer
2003 Way Past Cool Movie, Exec. Producer
1992 The Powers That Be TV Show Series, Executive Producer

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VIDEO: Which All in the Family Scene Still Makes Norman Lear Cry?

TV writer-producer Norman Lear is a true pioneer — not only in the sense that he created such legendary sitcoms as All in the FamilyMaude and The Jeffersons, but also because he tackled topics such as menopause, impotence and even transgender issues when they were still taboo.

In an interview with Katie Couric, Lear, 92, says he still chokes up when watching the All in the Family scene in which Edith (Jean Stapleton) discusses her friend Beverly — whom Lear describes as "a transsexual, a man who'd become a woman" — getting murdered.

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How Scripted TV Is Covering the Election

Norman Lear's ears must be burning. Rather than shy away from the most contentious presidential race in recent memory, a handful of TV shows are addressing the November election head-on — all while using Lear's groundbreaking 1970s sitcoms, like All in the Family, as a template for how to incorporate politics.... read more

Shonda Rhimes and the Private Practice Cast Celebrate 100!

When Private Practice spun off from Grey's Anatomy in 2007, few thought it would make it this long — including the brain trust behind the series — but on Tuesday night, the ABC medical drama will hit 100 episodes, a rare feat in television these days. 

Private Practice Gallery: The cast shares their favorite episodes

"For me, I think it's amazing that something that spun off of something ended up being so successful," creator Shonda Rhimes tells "I'm... read more

Keck's Exclusives: One Day at a Time Vet to Guest on Hot in Cleveland

This past April's TV Land Awards reunited the cast of the 1975-84 Norman Lear sitcom One Day at a Time. During the reunion, Valerie Bertinelli told me she was campaigning hard for her old co-star Pat Harrington Jr. (a.k.a. Dwayne Schneider) to guest star on her current TV Land sitcom, Hot in Cleveland. read more

Are You There, God? Glee's Twist on Faith

When Ryan Murphy was an altar boy, he was obsessed with the Shroud of Turin, a centuries-old piece of cloth said to bear the face of Jesus. On Tuesday's episode of Glee, Finn will see God in his grilled cheese sandwich. (He proceeds to ask the "Cheesy Lord" to grant him three wishes.)

Having the glee club wrestle with matters of faith could be controversial. Outside of 7th Heaven and similarly earnest shows, religion is a rare presence in primetime television. Could Glee, with its brand of biting, often politically incorrect humor, be sensitive enough to do justice to the hot-button topic?

On the surface, Finn's divine discovery is just another way to mock the sweetly dim character. But in the same episode, Glee delves deeper into serious questions of faith when a tragedy prompts Kurt to reveal that he doesn't believe in God... read more


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