Biografia

Norman Milton Lear is an American television writer and producer who produced such 1970s sitcoms as All in the Family, Sanford and Son, The Jeffersons, Good Times, Maude. As a political activist, he founded the advocacy organization People for the American Way in 1981 and has supported First Amendment rights and progressive causes.

Born in New Haven, Connecticut, to Enie/Jeanette (Sokolovsky) and Hyman "Herman" Lear, a traveling salesman. His grandparents were all Russian Jewish immigrants. Jeanette was the inspiration for the character Edith Bunker, and Herman for Archie Bunker.

Lear won a one year-scholarship to Emerson College. He dropped out when news about Pearl Harbor struck, and decided to enroll in the United States Army. He was nineteen. In the army, Norman was a radio operator. He was discharged in 1945.

Norman landed a press agent job but was not being paid well so decided to pursue another career. In 1954, he was a writer for the CBS sitcom, Honestly, Celeste! Lear then became the producer of NBC's The Martha Raye Show. In 1959, he created his first TV series with Roland Kibbee, The Deputy, on NBC, starring Henry Fonda. In 1967 his comedic writing career began. He wrote and produced the 1967 film, Divorce American Style, and directed the film, Cold Turkey, starring Dick Van Dyke.

All In The Family came about when Lear read a British column on the show "Til Death Do Us Part", about a father and a son-in-law who fought about everything politically. He immediately knew it was just like him and his father. Lear tried to sell the "blue" collar sitcom to ABC, and two pilots were filmed and rejected. A third pilot was filmed, and CBS picked up the show. It premiered on January 12, 1971.

When it was first aired, a big warning appeared on the screen stating none of the content being presented should be taken seriously and should only be seen for the purpose of hilarity. Next came Sanford And Son, along with creator Bud Yorkin, in 1972. It was inspired by British sitcom Steptoe and Son. In All In The Family, a guest-star named Bea Arthur appeared in an episode and in 1972 the first spin-off was formed called Maude, starring Arthur. A memorable episode from Maude which struck a degree of controversy was the abortion episode.

A spin-off from Maude, Good Times, with the maid character played by Esther Rolle, premiered in 1974, dealing with issues like poverty, crime, welfare and life in low-income African-American housing areas. This wasn't the only sitcom to depict life for African-Americans: in 1975 The Jeffersons, another spin-off from All In The Family, followed.

All In The Family received multiple Emmy awards. Good Times ran for five seasons till 1979, with multiple Golden Globe nominations. Maude ran for six seasons, till 1978, receiving multiple Emmy and Golden Globe wins and nominations. Sanford and Son ended in 1977 with a Golden Globe win and several Emmy nominations. All In The Family ended in 1979, after nine seasons.

Next came another spin-off of the show called Archie Bunker's Place, with Caroll O'Connor and Danielle Brisebois. Archie Bunker's Place ended in 1983, and was his last successful television show. Lear made a comeback in 1990 with several short-lived shows, including Sunday Dinner and 704 Hauser.

Norman Milton Lear is an American television writer and producer who produced such 1970s sitcoms as All in the Family, Sanford and Son, The Jeffersons, Good Times, Maude. As a political activist, he founded the advocacy organization People for the American Way in 1981 and has supported First Amendment rights and progressive causes.

Born in New Haven, Connecticut, to Enie/Jeanette (Sokolovsky) and Hyman "Herman" Lear, a traveling salesman. His grandparents were all Russian Jewish immigrants. Jeanette was the inspiration for the character Edith Bunker, and Herman for Archie Bunker.

Lear won a one year-scholarship to Emerson College. He dropped out when news about Pearl Harbor struck, and decided to enroll in the United States Army. He was nineteen. In the army, Norman was a radio operator. He was discharged in 1945.

Norman landed a press agent job but was not being paid well so decided to pursue another career. In 1954, he was a writer for the CBS sitcom, Honestly, Celeste! Lear then became the producer of NBC's The Martha Raye Show. In 1959, he created his first TV series with Roland Kibbee, The Deputy, on NBC, starring Henry Fonda. In 1967 his comedic writing career began. He wrote and produced the 1967 film, Divorce American Style, and directed the film, Cold Turkey, starring Dick Van Dyke.

All In The Family came about when Lear read a British column on the show "Til Death Do Us Part", about a father and a son-in-law who fought about everything politically. He immediately knew it was just like him and his father. Lear tried to sell the "blue" collar sitcom to ABC, and two pilots were filmed and rejected. A third pilot was filmed, and CBS picked up the show. It premiered on January 12, 1971.

When it was first aired, a big warning appeared on the screen stating none of the content being presented should be taken seriously and should only be seen for the purpose of hilarity. Next came Sanford And Son, along with creator Bud Yorkin, in 1972. It was inspired by British sitcom Steptoe and Son. In All In The Family, a guest-star named Bea Arthur appeared in an episode and in 1972 the first spin-off was formed called Maude, starring Arthur. A memorable episode from Maude which struck a degree of controversy was the abortion episode.

A spin-off from Maude, Good Times, with the maid character played by Esther Rolle, premiered in 1974, dealing with issues like poverty, crime, welfare and life in low-income African-American housing areas. This wasn't the only sitcom to depict life for African-Americans: in 1975 The Jeffersons, another spin-off from All In The Family, followed.

All In The Family received multiple Emmy awards. Good Times ran for five seasons till 1979, with multiple Golden Globe nominations. Maude ran for six seasons, till 1978, receiving multiple Emmy and Golden Globe wins and nominations. Sanford and Son ended in 1977 with a Golden Globe win and several Emmy nominations. All In The Family ended in 1979, after nine seasons.

Next came another spin-off of the show called Archie Bunker's Place, with Caroll O'Connor and Danielle Brisebois. Archie Bunker's Place ended in 1983, and was his last successful television show. Lear made a comeback in 1990 with several short-lived shows, including Sunday Dinner and 704 Hauser.

Informações pessoais

Conhecido(a) por Produção

Gênero Masculino

Creditado(a) em 59

Nascimento 1922-07-27

Local de nascimento (em inglês) New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.

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Produção SériesFilmes

2017 One Day at a Time (39 episódios)Produtor(a) executivo(a)
1997 Channel Umptee-3 (13 episódios)Produtor(a)
1992 The Powers That Be (21 episódios)Produtor(a)
1991 Sunday Dinner (6 episódios)Produtor(a)
1987 A Princesa Prometida Produtor(a) executivo(a)
1984 a.k.a. Pablo (6 episódios)Produtor(a)
1980 Palmerstown, U.S.A. (18 episódios)Produtor(a)
1979 Hanging In (4 episódios)Produtor(a)
1977 A Year at the Top (5 episódios)Produtor(a)
1976 The Nancy Walker Show (12 episódios)Produtor(a)
1976 Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (307 episódios)Produtor(a)
1975 One Day at a Time (210 episódios)Produtor(a)
1975 Hot l Baltimore (13 episódios)Produtor(a)
1974 Good Times (133 episódios)Produtor(a)
1973 The Thief Who Came to Dinner Produtor(a)
1972 Maude (141 episódios)Produtor(a) executivo(a)
1972 Sanford and Son (136 episódios)Produtor(a)
1971 Uma Cidade Contra o Vício Produtor(a)
1971 All in the Family (210 episódios)Produtor(a) (210 episódios)Produtor(a) executivo(a)
1970 Mercenários de um Reino em Chamas Produtor(a) executivo(a)
1968 The Night They Raided Minsky's Produtor(a)
1963 Come Blow Your Horn Produtor(a)

Criação

Justice for All Criação
Those Were the Days Criação
Mr. Dugan Criação
1994 704 Hauser Criação
1991 Sunday Dinner Criação
1984 a.k.a. Pablo Criação
1979 Archie Bunker's Place Criação
1979 The Facts of Life Criação
1978 Apple Pie Criação
1978 America 2-Night Criação
1977 Fernwood 2 Night Criação
1977 All That Glitters Criação
1976 The Nancy Walker Show Criação
1976 All's Fair Criação
1976 Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman Criação
1975 One Day at a Time Criação
1975 The Jeffersons Criação
1972 Maude Criação
1972 Sanford and Son Criação
1971 All in the Family Criação
1959 The Deputy Criação

Atuação

2019 Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons" como Himself (host)
2019 Biography: I Want My MTV
2017 If You're Not In The Obit, Eat Breakfast como Himself
2016 America Divided (8 episódios) como Himself
2016 To Tell the Truth (1 episódio) como Himself
2016 Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You como Himself
2015 StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson (1 episódio) como Himself
2009 The Brothers Warner como Himself
2005 Iconoclasts (1 episódio) como Himself
2005 A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin
2004 Jack & Bobby (1 episódio)
2004 TV Revolution (3 episódios)
2003 The Golden Girls: Lifetime Intimate Portrait Series
1997 South Park (1 episódio)
1997 Perfect Moment como Himself
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1 episódio) como Himself
1996 E! True Hollywood Story (1 episódio)
1992 Color Adjustment como Himself
1978 A Different Approach
1975 Saturday Night Live (1 episódio)

Roteirização

2017 The 40th Annual Kennedy Center Honors Escritor(a)
1994 704 Hauser (1 episódio)Escritor(a)
1991 Sunday Dinner (1 episódio)Escritor(a)
1984 a.k.a. Pablo (1 episódio)Escritor(a)
1971 Uma Cidade Contra o Vício Roteiro
1971 All in the Family (10 episódios)Escritor(a)
1968 The Night They Raided Minsky's Roteiro
1967 Divorce American Style Escritor(a)
1963 Come Blow Your Horn Roteiro
1950 The Colgate Comedy Hour (1 episódio)Escritor(a)

Diretor(a)

2017 The 40th Annual Kennedy Center Honors Diretor(a)
1994 704 Hauser (1 episódio)Diretor(a)
1992 The Powers That Be (2 episódios)Diretor(a)
1971 Uma Cidade Contra o Vício Diretor(a)
1971 All in the Family (1 episódio)Diretor(a)

Equipe técnica

1953 Morrendo de Medo Diálogo (suplementar)

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