SCREENWRITING legend Norman Lear is the mind behind some of the most popular television shows over the last several decades.

The Emmy Award-winning producer is responsible for a number of classic TV sitcoms such as Good Times, All in the Family, and more.


Norman Lear created some of the most recognizable sitcoms of the 1970s and beyond[/caption]

Who is Norman Lear?

Born on July 27, 1922, Norman Lear is an American TV creator from New Haven, Connecticut.

During the 1950s, Lear got his start in the entertainment industry as a comedy writer for Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis’ NBC radio show.

The next decade saw Lear drafting episodes of Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In, as well as the Henry Fonda western series The Deputy.

Throughout the 1960s, he brought his talents to the big screen.

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He wrote the 1967 film Divorce American Style, which starred Dick Van Dyke and Debbie Reynolds.

Lear and Dick Van Dyke reunited once more for the 1971 comedy movie Cold Turkey.

Due to the success of his major network programs, Lear continued to earn even more mainstream recognition.

In the 1970s, he produced a variety of popular shows that include the Bea Arthur vehicle Maude, Sanford and Son, One Day at a Time, The Jeffersons, Archie Bunker’s Place, and Good Times.

What is Norman Lear’s net worth?

For penning Divorce American Style, Lear was nominated for the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay at that year’s ceremony.

Although he lost the accolade to the Sidney Poitier and Katharine Hepburn movie Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, the awards still piled up for him.

From 1971 to 1973, Lear took home three consecutive Emmy Award wins for All in the Family.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, his career resulted in an estimated fortune of $200million.


In 1987, Norman married his third wife and mother of his three youngest kids Lyn Davis[/caption]

Where is he now?

During the 2000s, Lear lent his talents to a variety of South Park episodes.

On January 6, 2017, he rebooted his classic sitcom One Day at a Time for another run on Netflix.

Starring Rita Moreno and Jane the Virgin alum Justina Machado, the series concluded in June 2020.

Almost two months after his 100th birthday, the legendary Hollywood figure’s legacy was celebrated in Norman Lear: 100 Years of Music & Laughter.

Premiering exclusively on ABC on September 22, 2022, the likes of Jennifer Aniston, Tom Hanks, George Clooney, Octavia Spencer, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Jimmy Kimmel take part in the one-night-only special to commemorate Lear’s career.

He is married to his third wife Lyn Davis and they share three children together.

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Lear has one daughter named Ellen from his first marriage to Charlotte Rosen and two more children from his second marriage to late publisher Frances Loeb.

While away from the spotlight, Lear and Lyn reside in Bennington County, Vermont.

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