Norman Lear, a famous TV producer who created hit comedies including “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons,” died away at his Los Angeles home on Tuesday. On his website, his family announced the news. Lear was a century old.
The spokesman for Norman Lear confirmed to Variety that the actor died of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles.
There will be a private memorial ceremony for close relatives in the following days.
Lear’s family released an emotional statement, expressing gratitude for the outpouring of love and support in tribute to their beloved husband, father, and grandpa. Norman’s life was marked by originality, perseverance, and compassion. He devoted his life to protecting the principles of liberty and equality for all citizens because he loved his nation so much. Being his friend and loved one has been the most precious blessing. As we quietly grieve and celebrate the life of this extraordinary individual, we ask for your compassion and understanding.
All in the Family (1971–1979), Maude (1972–1978), Sanford and Son (1972–1977), One Day at a Time (1975–1984), The Jeffersons (1975–1985), and Good Times (1974–1979) are just a few of the popular 1970s comedies that Lear created or produced.
“The Princess Bride” and “Fried Green Tomatoes” are two of the most renowned cult masterpieces that he produced. His script for “The Princess Bride” also earned him a nomination for a Best Screenplay Oscar.
“Divorce American Style.”
In 2019 and 2020, 95-year-old Lear and Jimmy Kimmel co-hosted three episodes of “Live in Front of a Studio Audience” that received Primetime Emmy nominations.
The Television Academy inducted him into their hall of fame. In addition to his work in television production and writing, Lear has received a multitude of honors. In addition to his work in television production and writing, Lear has been an outspoken supporter of liberal causes and the First Amendment.