Norman Lear, TV Legend, Dead at 101

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Norman Lear, , TV Legend, Dead at 101.
'Variety' reports that the legendary television
writer, producer and developer
died on December 5.
According to his publicist, Lear died
of natural causes in his Los Angeles home.
Lear helped revolutionize comedy
sitcoms with wildly popular shows like
'All in the Family' and 'Sanford and Son.'.
Lear helped revolutionize comedy
sitcoms with wildly popular shows like
'All in the Family' and 'Sanford and Son.'.
Lear's family released a statement
shortly after announcing his passing. .
Thank you for the moving
outpouring of love and support
in honor of our wonderful
husband, father and grandfather. , Norman Lear family statement, via 'Variety'.
Thank you for the moving
outpouring of love and support
in honor of our wonderful
husband, father and grandfather. , Norman Lear family statement, via 'Variety'.
Norman lived a life of creativity,
tenacity and empathy. He deeply
loved our country and spent a lifetime
helping to preserve its founding
ideals of justice and equality for all. , Norman Lear family statement, via 'Variety'.
Knowing and loving him
has been the greatest of gifts.
We ask for your understanding as
we mourn privately in celebration
of this remarkable human being, Norman Lear family statement, via 'Variety'.
Lear's shows were historical for television, addressing
serious political, cultural and social issues,
such as racism, abortion and homosexuality.
'Variety' reports that Lear was one of the most
outspoken philanthropists in Hollywood, founding the
People for the American Way advocacy group in 1981. .
Over the course of his career, Lear was inducted into the
Television Academy's Hall of Fame and honored with the
Producers Guild of America's lifetime achievement award. .
In addition to multiple Writers Guild of America awards, Lear was
the recipient of the National Medal of Arts in 1999, and his
career was celebrated at the 2017 Kennedy Center Honors

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