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Norman Lear


Norman Milton Lear was born to mother Jeanette (Seicol) and father, Herman Lear. Norman Lear is a world war 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 also, a part of many other sitcoms, which defined and revolutionized American ... See full bio »
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  704 Hauser (TV Series) (created by - 6 episodes, 1994) (story - 1 episode, 1994) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1994)
- Revelations (1994) ... (creator)
- All That Jasmine (1994) ... (creator)
- Triskaidekaphobia (1994) ... (creator)
- Ernie Live on Tape (1994) ... (creator)
 1991 Sunday Dinner (TV Series) (created by - 6 episodes)
- Whose House Is It Anyway? (1991) ... (creator)
- The Write Stuff (1991) ... (creator)
- My Dinner with Jack and Delores (1991) ... (creator)
- In Sickness and in Health (1991) ... (creator)
- Guess Who's Coming to Sunday Dinner (1991) ... (creator)
 1985 Maguy (TV Series) (sitcom Maude)
 1975-1985 The Jeffersons (TV Series) (developed by - 253 episodes)
- Red Robins (1985) ... (creator)
- Off-Off-Off-Off Broadway (1985) ... (creator)
- The Odd Couple (1985) ... (creator)
- The Truth Hurts (1985) ... (creator)
- And Up We Go (1985) ... (creator)
 1984 P.O.P. (TV Movie)
 1975-1984 One Day at a Time (TV Series) (developed by - 209 episodes)
- Another Man's Shoes (1984) ... (creator)
- Off We Go (1984) ... (creator)
- The Nearness of You (1984) ... (creator)
- Meaning of Life (1984) ... (creator)
- Up in Smoke (1984) ... (creator)
  a.k.a. Pablo (TV Series) (created by - 6 episodes, 1984) (written by - 1 episode, 1984)
- The Woman Who Came to Dinner (1984) ... (creator)
- The Whole Enchilada (1984) ... (creator)
- The Presidential Joke Teller (1984) ... (creator)
- My Son, the Gringo (1984) ... (creator)
- The Big Mouth (1984) ... (creator)
 1982 I Love Liberty (TV Special)
  All in the Family (TV Series) (developed by - 206 episodes, 1971 - 1979) (written by - 9 episodes, 1968 - 1979) (teleplay by - 3 episodes, 1971) (story by - 1 episode, 1972)
- Too Good Edith (1979) ... (creator)
- The Return of Stephanie's Father (1979) ... (creator)
- The Family Next Door (1979) ... (creator)
- "All in the Family" Retrospective (1979) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Edith Gets Fired (1979) ... (creator)
 1974-1979 Good Times (TV Series) (developed by - 133 episodes)
- The Evans' Dilemma (1979) ... (creator)
- Cousin Raymond (1979) ... (creator)
- The End of the Rainbow (1979) ... (creator)
- A Matter of Mothers (1979) ... (creator)
- The Physical (1979) ... (creator)
 1978 Apple Pie (TV Series) (creator)
 1972-1978 Maude (TV Series) (created by - 141 episodes)
- Maude's Big Move: Part 3 (1978) ... (creator)
- Maude's Big Move: Part 2 (1978) ... (creator)
- Maude's Big Move: Part 1 (1978) ... (creator)
- Phillip's Mature Romance (1978) ... (creator)
- Mr. Butterfield's Return (1978) ... (creator)
  Fernwood Tonight (TV Series) (15 episodes, 1977) (writer - 33 episodes, 1977)
- Save 'Fernwood 2Night' Telethon (1977) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.64 (1977) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.62 (1977) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Episode #1.60 (1977) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Battery Powered Car (1977) ... (creator) / (writer)
  Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (TV Series) (developed by - 317 episodes, 1976 - 1977) (created by - 1 episode, 1976)
- Episode #2.195 (1977) ... (creator)
- Episode #2.194 (1977) ... (creator)
- Episode #2.193 (1977) ... (creator)
- Episode #2.192 (1977) ... (creator)
- Episode #2.191 (1977) ... (creator)
 1972-1977 Sanford and Son (TV Series) (developed by - 135 episodes)
- School Daze (1977) ... (creator - uncredited)
- Fred Sings the Blues (1977) ... (creator - uncredited)
- Funny, You Don't Look It (1977) ... (creator - uncredited)
- The Lucky Streak (1977) ... (creator - uncredited)
- Fred the Activist (1977) ... (creator - uncredited)
 1977 The Little Rascals (TV Movie)
 1971 Cold Turkey (screen story) / (screenplay)
 1968 The Night They Raided Minsky's (screenplay)
 1967 Divorce American Style (screenplay)
 1963 Come Blow Your Horn (screenplay)
 1962 The Andy Williams Special (TV Movie)
 1962 Henry Fonda and the Family (TV Movie) (written by)
 1961 The Danny Kaye Special (TV Movie) (written by)
  The Deputy (TV Series) (75 episodes, 1959 - 1961) (writer - 1 episode, 1959)
- Lawman's Conscience (1961) ... (creator)
- Lorinda Belle (1961) ... (creator)
- Brand of Honesty (1961) ... (creator)
- The Deathly Quiet (1961) ... (creator)
- The Legend of Dixie (1961) ... (creator)
 1961 Bobby Darin and Friends (TV Movie) (written by)
 1958 The George Gobel Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.6 (1958) ... (writer)
 1957-1958 The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #3.10 (1958) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.29 (1958) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.13 (1957) ... (writer)
 1954-1955 The Martha Raye Show (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #2.1 (1955) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.3 (1954) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.2 (1954) ... (writer)
  The Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series) (1 episode, 1950) (written by - 5 episodes, 1950 - 1952) (writer - 4 episodes, 1952 - 1953) (co-writer - 1 episode, 1950)
- Episode #4.1 (1953) ... (writer)
- Episode #3.33 (1953) ... (writer)
- Episode #3.11 (1952) ... (writer)
- Episode #3.1 (1952) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.35 (1952) ... (written by)
 1953 Scared Stiff (additional dialogue)
 1950 Ford Star Revue (TV Series) (1951)
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Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (6 credits)
Show Show Director (7 credits)
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Show Show Thanks (12 credits)
Show Show Self (77 credits)
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Other Works:

Trustee Emeritus of the Museum of Televison & Radio in New York City, New York, USA & Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 2 Interviews | 5 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Personal Quote:

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. See more »

Trivia:

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. See more »

Trademark:

Best known for his ground breaking situation comedies that featured families that regularly confronted major political and social issues of the day.

Star Sign:

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