Happy Birthday: Norman Lear

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normanlear.jpgNorman Lear

Born: July 27, 1922 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Norman Lear is a World War II veteran, actor, writer, producer, director, and creator of such legendary sitcoms like All In The Family, Good Times, Sanford And Son, The Jeffersons, Maude, and many other sitcoms that defined and revolutionized American television.

Married to:
Lyn Davis (5 September 1987 – present) (3 children)
Frances Lear (7 December 1956 – 1986) (divorced) (2 children)
Charlotte Rosen (? – ?) (divorced) (1 child)

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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