Norman Lear


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Norman Lear has enjoyed a long career in television and film, political and social activism, and philanthropy. At 95, he has no plans to retire. His re-imagined Cuban-American version of the iconic One Day at a Time was ranked among the Top Ten New Shows of 2017, and its critically acclaimed second season is now streaming on Netflix. His weekly ... See full bio »

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I'm a Little Bit Country (S7, Ep4)
Wed, Sep 22 3:30 PM PDT on COMEDY (067)
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Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You (S30, Ep8)
Sat, Oct 02 12:00 AM PDT on PBS (1267)

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(1968-1979)
(1991)
(1976-1977)
Maude Producer
(1972-1978)

Filmography

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  Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman Remake (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode) (announced)
- Episode #1.1 ... (executive producer)
  Clean Slate (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode) (pre-production)
- Episode #1.1 ... (executive producer)
  Good Times (TV Series) (executive producer) (filming)
 2021 Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2017-2020 One Day at a Time (TV Series) (executive producer - 46 episodes)
- The Politics Episode (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Supermoon (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Perfect (2020) ... (executive producer)
- One Halloween at a Time (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Boundaries (2020) ... (executive producer)
 2020 I Carry You with Me (executive producer)
 2018 Guess Who Died (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2018 America Divided (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 4 episodes)
- Episode #2.4 (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.3 (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.2 (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.1 (2018) ... (executive producer)
 2011 The Photographs of Your Junk (Will Be Publicized!) (Short) (executive producer)
 2007 Pete Seeger: The Power of Song (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2003 Declaration of Independence (Video documentary short) (co-executive producer)
 2001 Independence Day 2001 (TV Movie) (segment producer)
 2000 Maggie Bloom (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2000 Way Past Cool (executive producer)
 1998 The Thing in Bob's Garage (executive producer)
 1997 Channel Umptee-3 (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- The U.F.O. Show (1997) ... (executive producer)
 1994 704 Hauser (TV Mini Series) (executive producer - 2 episodes)
- Revelations (1994) ... (executive producer)
- Meet the Cumberbatchs (1994) ... (executive producer)
 1992-1993 The Powers That Be (TV Series) (executive producer - 4 episodes)
- Bradley Gets Fired (1993) ... (executive producer)
- Sophie's Big Decision (1992) ... (executive producer)
- The Intern (1992) ... (executive producer)
- The Love Child: Part 1 (1992) ... (executive producer)
 1991 Fried Green Tomatoes (executive producer)
 1991 Sunday Dinner (TV Series) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- Whose House Is It Anyway? (1991) ... (executive producer)
- The Write Stuff (1991) ... (executive producer)
- My Dinner with Jack and Delores (1991) ... (executive producer)
- In Sickness and in Health (1991) ... (executive producer)
- Guess Who's Coming to Sunday Dinner (1991) ... (executive producer)
 1991 All in the Family: 20th Anniversary Special (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1985-1990 227 (TV Series) (executive producer - 116 episodes)
- No Place Like Home (1990) ... (executive producer - uncredited)
- The Class of '90 (1990) ... (executive producer - uncredited)
- Nightmare on 227 (1990) ... (executive producer - uncredited)
- Gone Fishing (1990) ... (executive producer - uncredited)
- You Gotta Have Art (1990) ... (executive producer - uncredited)
 1979-1988 The Facts of Life (TV Series) (executive producer - 201 episodes)
- The Beginning of the Beginning (1988) ... (executive producer - uncredited)
- The Beginning of the End (1988) ... (executive producer - uncredited)
- Big Apple Blues (1988) ... (executive producer - uncredited)
- On the Edge (1988) ... (executive producer - uncredited)
- Present Imperfect (1988) ... (executive producer - uncredited)
 1987 The Princess Bride (executive producer)
 1982-1987 Silver Spoons (TV Series) (executive producer - 116 episodes)
- Let It Snow, Let It Snow (1987) ... (executive producer - uncredited)
- Edward's Big Adventure (1987) ... (executive producer - uncredited)
- Educating Rick (1987) ... (executive producer - uncredited)
- Pardon My French (1987) ... (executive producer - uncredited)
- Thoroughly Modern Mildred (1987) ... (executive producer - uncredited)
 1975-1985 The Jeffersons (TV Series) (executive producer - 253 episodes)
- Red Robins (1985) ... (executive producer)
- Off-Off-Off-Off Broadway (1985) ... (executive producer)
- The Odd Couple (1985) ... (executive producer)
- The Truth Hurts (1985) ... (executive producer)
- And Up We Go (1985) ... (executive producer)
 1984 Heartsounds (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1984 P.O.P. (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1975-1984 One Day at a Time (TV Series) (executive producer - 209 episodes)
- Another Man's Shoes (1984) ... (executive producer)
- Off We Go (1984) ... (executive producer)
- The Nearness of You (1984) ... (executive producer)
- Meaning of Life (1984) ... (executive producer)
- Up in Smoke (1984) ... (executive producer)
 1984 Good Evening, He Lied (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1984 a.k.a. Pablo (TV Series) (executive producer - 2 episodes)
- The Big Mouth (1984) ... (executive producer)
- Pilot (1984) ... (executive producer)
 1979-1983 Archie Bunker's Place (TV Series) (executive producer - 97 episodes)
- I'm Torn Here (1983) ... (executive producer - uncredited)
- Small Claims Court (1983) ... (executive producer - uncredited)
- No One Said It Was Easy (1983) ... (executive producer - uncredited)
- Bunker Madness (1983) ... (executive producer - uncredited)
- Store Wars (1983) ... (executive producer - uncredited)
 1982 I Love Liberty (TV Special) (executive producer)
  Palmerstown, U.S.A. (TV Series) (co-executive producer - 16 episodes, 1980 - 1981) (executive producer - 1 episode, 1980)
- Crossroads (1981) ... (co-executive producer)
- The Suitor (1981) ... (co-executive producer)
- Dry Hole (1981) ... (co-executive producer)
- Roadhouse (1981) ... (co-executive producer)
- The Threat (1981) ... (co-executive producer)
 1974-1979 Good Times (TV Series) (executive producer - 133 episodes)
- The Evans' Dilemma (1979) ... (executive producer)
- Cousin Raymond (1979) ... (executive producer)
- The End of the Rainbow (1979) ... (executive producer)
- A Matter of Mothers (1979) ... (executive producer)
- The Physical (1979) ... (executive producer)
 1979 Mr. Dugan (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1979 The Baxters (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Women's Roles in Marriage (1979) ... (executive producer)
 1979 Hanging in (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- New Man on Campus (1979) ... (executive producer)
  All in the Family (TV Series) (executive producer - 170 episodes, 1969 - 1979) (producer - 37 episodes, 1971 - 1972)
- Too Good Edith (1979) ... (executive producer)
- The Return of Stephanie's Father (1979) ... (executive producer)
- The Family Next Door (1979) ... (executive producer)
- "All in the Family" Retrospective (1979) ... (executive producer)
- Edith Gets Fired (1979) ... (executive producer)
 1978 King of the Road (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1972-1978 Maude (TV Series) (executive producer - 141 episodes)
- Maude's Big Move: Part 3 (1978) ... (executive producer)
- Maude's Big Move: Part 2 (1978) ... (executive producer)
- Maude's Big Move: Part 1 (1978) ... (executive producer)
- Phillip's Mature Romance (1978) ... (executive producer)
- Mr. Butterfield's Return (1978) ... (executive producer)
 1977 The Little Rascals (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1976-1977 The Nancy Walker Show (TV Series) (executive producer - 11 episodes)
- The Reunion (1977) ... (executive producer)
- The Partners (1977) ... (executive producer)
- Kenneth's Memoirs (1976) ... (executive producer)
- Terry's Depression (1976) ... (executive producer)
- Dear Dr. Dora (1976) ... (executive producer)
 1977 Forever Fernwood (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1977 A Year at the Top (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1977 All That Glitters (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.65 (1977) ... (executive producer)
 1976-1977 Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (TV Series) (executive producer - 325 episodes)
- Episode #2.195 (1977) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.194 (1977) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.193 (1977) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.192 (1977) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.191 (1977) ... (executive producer)
 1972-1977 Sanford and Son (TV Series) (executive producer - 135 episodes)
- School Daze (1977) ... (executive producer - uncredited)
- Fred Sings the Blues (1977) ... (executive producer - uncredited)
- Funny, You Don't Look It (1977) ... (executive producer - uncredited)
- The Lucky Streak (1977) ... (executive producer - uncredited)
- Fred the Activist (1977) ... (executive producer - uncredited)
 1975 Three to Get Ready (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1975 Hot l Baltimore (TV Series) (executive producer - 13 episodes)
- Ainsley's Secret (1975) ... (executive producer)
- Suzy's Problem (1975) ... (executive producer)
- Ainsley Loves April (1975) ... (executive producer)
- Historic L Baltimore (1975) ... (executive producer)
- Bingham's Con (1975) ... (executive producer)
 1973 The Thief Who Came to Dinner (producer)
 1971 Robert Young and the Family (TV Special) (producer)
 1971 Cold Turkey (producer - produced by)
 1970 Start the Revolution Without Me (executive producer)
 1968 Justice for All (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1968 The Night They Raided Minsky's (producer)
 1967 Divorce American Style (producer)
 1965 Barnaby (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1965 Steptoe and Son (TV Movie) (producer)
 1965 Never Too Late (producer)
 1963 Come Blow Your Horn (producer)
 1962-1963 The Andy Williams Show (TV Series) (executive producer - 3 episodes)
- Peggy Lee, George Gobel (1962) ... (executive producer)
 1962 The Andy Williams Special (TV Special) (producer)
 1962 Henry Fonda and the Family (TV Special) (producer)
 1961 The Danny Kaye Special (TV Special) (producer)
 1961 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Love Is a Lion's Roar (1961) ... (producer)
 1961 Bobby Darin and Friends (TV Special) (producer)
 1954-1956 The Martha Raye Show (TV Series) (producer - 18 episodes)
- Episode #3.11 (1956) ... (producer)
- The Concert (1956) ... (producer)
- Episode #3.5 (1955) ... (producer)
- Paulette Goddard, Margaret Truman (1955) ... (producer)
- Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. (1955) ... (producer)
Show Show Writer (46 credits)
Show Show Production manager (12 credits)
Show Show Script and Continuity Department (1 credit)
Show Show Director (9 credits)
Show Show Actor (7 credits)
Show Show Additional Crew (4 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (19 credits)
Show Show Self (172 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (8 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

In 1965, he co-produced an unsold sitcom pilot called "Barnaby" about a young boy (Barnaby) who had an imaginary friend who bore an uncanny resemblance to W.C. Fields. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 6 Interviews | 12 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)

Spouse:

Lyn Davis Lear  (3 children) | See more »

Parents:

Herman Lear | Jeanette Seicol
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

The best gift I've ever gotten, I've gotten every day of my life, and that's waking up. I love waking up. I'm a morning afternoon and evening person. There are two small words that are the most important words in the English language: 'over' and 'next'. See more »

Trivia:

Godfather to actress Katey Sagal. 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. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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