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Years active 1950-present
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Norman Lear Overview:

Director, Norman Lear, was born Norman Milton Lear on Jul 27, 1922 in New Haven, CT. As of December 2022, Norman Lear was 100 years old.



He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Television. In addition, Lear was inducted into the TV Hall of Fame .

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In her new book, Sitcom Writers Talk Shop, Paula Finn provides a fascinating look behind the scenes of a beloved American TV genre: the situation comedy or sitcom. Her in-depth interviews feature fifteen sitcom writers, who discuss classic comedies from the 1950s to today. Her subjects include many ... Read full article

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“Life is made up of small pleasures. Happiness is made up of these tiny successes. And big ones come too infrequently. And if you don’ t collect all those tiny successes, the big ones don’t really mean anything.” ‘s successes on television were not tiny. ?No... Read full article

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Is a brother of the Phi Alpha Tau fraternity based out of Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts.

Supposedly based Archie Bunker, at least in part, on his own father. The elder Lear was a salesman and, by all accounts, a vulgar, reactionary bigot who was constantly railing against women and minorities. He consistantly referred to Afro-Americans as "schwartzes," a Yiddish-American term with racially perjoritive connotations, and once called young Norman "the laziest white kid I ever knew."

In 1959 Lear produced a pilot for a situation comedy called "Band of Gold" in which James Franciscus and Suzanne Pleshette played a different couple each week. The program was considered too "experimental" and was never broadcast.

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