History Creator / NormanLear

10th Jul '17 4:58:30 PM themisterfree
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Norman Milton Lear (born July 27, 1922) is an Emmy and Peabody Award winning and UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nominated television writer, producer, screenwriter and occasional voice actor best known for being the creator, producer or developer of a number of [[SitCom sitcom]] megahits in [[TheSeventies 1970s]] including ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', ''Series/TheJeffersons'', ''Series/{{Maude}}'', ''Series/GoodTimes'' and ''Series/SanfordAndSon'' (with Bud Yorkin) among others. Lear's sitcoms are fondly remembered amongst the best of era and as revolutionary [[TropeCodifier trope codifiers]] of the socially conscious SitCom as his shows often dealt frankly (even by today's standards) with social issues of the day and breaking taboos of the day (everything from ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' having the first audible toilet to ''Series/{{Maude}}'' featuring the first sitcom character to get an abortion) without being overly preachy. Lear's various production companies continued pumping out sitcoms through TheEighties and into TheNineties (''Series/DiffrentStrokes'', ''Series/WhosTheBoss'' and ''Series/TheFactsOfLife'' among them) before hitting a bit of a lull with a string of shows that got ScrewedByTheNetwork after only a few episodes and generally aren't as highly regarded (or well remembered) as his early work. He found a surprise new success with the highly popular 2017 Netflix remake of ''Series/OneDayAtATime2017'', at age 93.

Lear is also known for being a social and political activist for liberal causes (often of the 1st Amendment variety) having founded the progressive advocacy group People For the American Way and often contributing to Democrat campaigns. He's also credited by Rob Reiner (who had acted on Lear's ''All in the Family'') as having helped jump start his directing career by fronting the money for ''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap''. As of late he's become close friends with Creator/TreyParkerAndMattStone of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' fame having voice acted in a couple episodes, being credited as a consultant on a few others and even officiating Trey Parker's wedding.

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Norman Milton Lear (born July 27, 1922) is an Emmy and Peabody Award winning and UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nominated television writer, producer, screenwriter and occasional voice actor best known for being the creator, producer or developer of a number of [[SitCom sitcom]] megahits in [[TheSeventies 1970s]] including ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', ''Series/TheJeffersons'', ''Series/{{Maude}}'', ''Series/GoodTimes'' and ''Series/SanfordAndSon'' (with Bud Yorkin) among others. Lear's sitcoms are fondly remembered amongst the best of era and as revolutionary [[TropeCodifier trope codifiers]] of the socially conscious SitCom as his shows often dealt frankly (even by today's standards) with social issues of the day and breaking taboos of the day (everything from ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' having the first audible toilet to ''Series/{{Maude}}'' featuring the first sitcom character to get an abortion) without being overly preachy. Lear's various production companies continued pumping out sitcoms through TheEighties and into TheNineties (''Series/DiffrentStrokes'', ''Series/WhosTheBoss'' and ''Series/TheFactsOfLife'' among them) before hitting a bit of a lull with lull, between having sold his assets to what eventually became Creator/SonyPicturesTelevision, and creating a string of shows that got ScrewedByTheNetwork after only a few episodes and generally aren't as highly regarded (or well remembered) as his early work. He found a surprise new success with the highly popular 2017 Netflix remake of ''Series/OneDayAtATime2017'', at age 93.

Lear is also known for being a social and political activist for liberal causes (often of the 1st Amendment variety) having founded the progressive advocacy group People For the American Way and often contributing to Democrat campaigns. He's also credited by Rob Reiner (who had acted on Lear's ''All in the Family'') as having helped jump start his directing career by fronting the money for ''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap''.''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap'' (having owned Embassy Pictures at the time). As of late he's become close friends with Creator/TreyParkerAndMattStone of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' fame having voice acted in a couple episodes, being credited as a consultant on a few others and even officiating Trey Parker's wedding.
26th Jan '17 8:46:32 PM Pren
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Norman Milton Lear (born July 27, 1922) is an Emmy and Peabody Award winning and UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nominated television writer, producer, screenwriter and occasional voice actor best known for being the creator, producer or developer of a number of [[SitCom sitcom]] megahits in [[TheSeventies 1970s]] including ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', ''Series/TheJeffersons'', ''Series/{{Maude}}'', ''Series/GoodTimes'' and ''Series/SanfordAndSon'' (with Bud Yorkin) among others. Lear's sitcoms are fondly remembered amongst the best of era and as revolutionary [[TropeCodifier trope codifiers]] of the socially conscious SitCom as his shows often dealt frankly (even by today's standards) with social issues of the day and breaking taboos of the day (everything from ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' having the first audible toilet to ''Series/{{Maude}}'' featuring the first sitcom character to get an abortion) without being overly preachy. Lear's various production companies continued pumping out sitcoms through TheEighties and into TheNineties (''Series/DiffrentStrokes'', ''Series/WhosTheBoss'' and ''Series/TheFactsOfLife'' among them) before hitting a bit of a lull with a string of shows that got ScrewedByTheNetwork after only a few episodes and generally aren't as highly regarded (or well remembered) as his early work.

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Norman Milton Lear (born July 27, 1922) is an Emmy and Peabody Award winning and UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nominated television writer, producer, screenwriter and occasional voice actor best known for being the creator, producer or developer of a number of [[SitCom sitcom]] megahits in [[TheSeventies 1970s]] including ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', ''Series/TheJeffersons'', ''Series/{{Maude}}'', ''Series/GoodTimes'' and ''Series/SanfordAndSon'' (with Bud Yorkin) among others. Lear's sitcoms are fondly remembered amongst the best of era and as revolutionary [[TropeCodifier trope codifiers]] of the socially conscious SitCom as his shows often dealt frankly (even by today's standards) with social issues of the day and breaking taboos of the day (everything from ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' having the first audible toilet to ''Series/{{Maude}}'' featuring the first sitcom character to get an abortion) without being overly preachy. Lear's various production companies continued pumping out sitcoms through TheEighties and into TheNineties (''Series/DiffrentStrokes'', ''Series/WhosTheBoss'' and ''Series/TheFactsOfLife'' among them) before hitting a bit of a lull with a string of shows that got ScrewedByTheNetwork after only a few episodes and generally aren't as highly regarded (or well remembered) as his early work.
work. He found a surprise new success with the highly popular 2017 Netflix remake of ''Series/OneDayAtATime2017'', at age 93.
17th Jan '17 4:46:06 AM Tuomas
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* ''Series/OneDayAtATime2017'' (2017-)
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* ''All That Glitters'' (1977)
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* ''Film/ColdTurkey'' (1971)

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* ''Film/ColdTurkey'' (1971)
(1971) - also directed
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* ''a.k.a. Pablo'' (1984)
9th Mar '16 7:40:12 AM Hossmeister
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Norman Milton Lear (born July 27, 1922) is an Emmy and Peabody Award winning and UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nominated television writer, producer, screenwriter and occasional voice actor best known for being the creator, producer or developer of a number of [[SitCom sitcom]] megahits in [[TheSeventies 1970s]] including ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', ''Series/TheJeffersons'', ''Series/{{Maude}}'', ''Series/GoodTimes'' and ''Series/SanfordAndSon'' (with Bud Yorkin) among others. Lear's sitcoms are fondly remembered amongst the best of era and as revolutionary [[TropeCodifier trope codifiers]] of the socially conscious SitCom as his shows often dealt frankly (even by today's standards) with social issues of the day and breaking taboos of the day (everything from ''AllInTheFamily'' having the first audible toilet to ''Series/{{Maude}}'' featuring the first sitcom character to get an abortion) without being overly preachy. Lear's various production companies continued pumping out sitcoms through TheEighties and into TheNineties (''Series/DiffrentStrokes'', ''Series/WhosTheBoss'' and ''Series/TheFactsOfLife'' among them) before hitting a bit of a lull with a string of shows that got ScrewedByTheNetwork after only a few episodes and generally aren't as highly regarded (or well remembered) as his early work.

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Norman Milton Lear (born July 27, 1922) is an Emmy and Peabody Award winning and UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nominated television writer, producer, screenwriter and occasional voice actor best known for being the creator, producer or developer of a number of [[SitCom sitcom]] megahits in [[TheSeventies 1970s]] including ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', ''Series/TheJeffersons'', ''Series/{{Maude}}'', ''Series/GoodTimes'' and ''Series/SanfordAndSon'' (with Bud Yorkin) among others. Lear's sitcoms are fondly remembered amongst the best of era and as revolutionary [[TropeCodifier trope codifiers]] of the socially conscious SitCom as his shows often dealt frankly (even by today's standards) with social issues of the day and breaking taboos of the day (everything from ''AllInTheFamily'' ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' having the first audible toilet to ''Series/{{Maude}}'' featuring the first sitcom character to get an abortion) without being overly preachy. Lear's various production companies continued pumping out sitcoms through TheEighties and into TheNineties (''Series/DiffrentStrokes'', ''Series/WhosTheBoss'' and ''Series/TheFactsOfLife'' among them) before hitting a bit of a lull with a string of shows that got ScrewedByTheNetwork after only a few episodes and generally aren't as highly regarded (or well remembered) as his early work.
9th Mar '16 6:55:42 AM Hossmeister
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* VerySpecialEpisode: All of Lear's shows had these from time to time but they often managed to avoid coming off as Anvilicious. The most famous ones are probably the ''AllInTheFamily'' episode where Edith is nearly raped and the episode of ''Series/{{Maude}}'' where she gets an abortion.

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* VerySpecialEpisode: All of Lear's shows had these from time to time but they often managed to avoid coming off as Anvilicious. The most famous ones are probably the ''AllInTheFamily'' ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' episode where Edith is nearly raped and the episode of ''Series/{{Maude}}'' where she gets an abortion.
2nd Feb '16 8:17:36 AM themisterfree
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* ''Channel Umptee-3'' (1997)

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* ''Channel Umptee-3'' ''WesternAnimation/ChannelUmptee3'' (1997)
13th Oct '15 2:21:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* SpinOff: ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' was the launching pad for more than any other show in TV history, its spin-offs even had their spin-offs! The mothership spun off several successful shows including ''Series/{{Maude}}'', ''Series/TheJeffersons'' and a ReTool[=/=]AfterShow called ''Series/ArchieBunkersPlace'' (without Lear's involvement). Then ''Maude'' spun off ''Series/GoodTimes'', ''The Jeffersons'' spun off ''Checking In'' and ''ArchieBunkersPlace'' spun off ''Gloria'' but ''Good Times'' was the only one of these to be successful or even last more than a few episodes.

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* SpinOff: ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' was the launching pad for more than any other show in TV history, its spin-offs even had their spin-offs! The mothership spun off several successful shows including ''Series/{{Maude}}'', ''Series/TheJeffersons'' and a ReTool[=/=]AfterShow called ''Series/ArchieBunkersPlace'' (without Lear's involvement). Then ''Maude'' spun off ''Series/GoodTimes'', ''The Jeffersons'' spun off ''Checking In'' and ''ArchieBunkersPlace'' ''Series/ArchieBunkersPlace'' spun off ''Gloria'' but ''Good Times'' was the only one of these to be successful or even last more than a few episodes.
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