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Norman Lear facts: Cause of death, age, net worth, wife, children and illness revealed

Norman Lear was an American screenwriter, producer and political activist who died on December 5, 2023.

He was best known for developing ground breaking television sitcom series’ like ‘All in the Family’, ‘Maude’ ‘One Day at a Time’, ‘Good Times’, ‘The Jeffersons’, and ‘Sanford and Son.

Lear co-owned Tandem Productions, T.A.T. Communications, Avco Embassy Pictures and Embassy Communications, Inc. at different points of time.

He later founded and presently serves as chairman of ‘Act III Communications’ that produced notable films like ‘The Sure Thing’ and ‘The Princess Bride’.

A self-described “liberal”, Lear founded a progressive advocacy group called ‘People for the American Way’, supports First Amendment rights, remained a silent partner of ‘The Nation’ magazine and was part of the “Malibu Mafia” group.

Throughout his long career he has produced over seventy projects.

He received several honours and recognitions including the National Medal of Arts and also became one of the first seven television pioneers who were inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame.

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Norman Lear cause of death

Lear died of natural causes on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at his home in Los Angeles, according a release from his representatives.

His family has also requested privacy at this time, and will hold a private service for immediate relatives, they said.

The news was also confirmed on Lear’s official Instagram account beside a black-and-white photo of the television legend smiling. In the post, Lear’s team said he died “surrounded by his family as we told stories and sang songs until the very end.”

“Norman lived a life in awe of the world around him. He marveled at his cup of coffee every morning, the shape of the tree outside his window, and the sounds of beautiful music. But it was people—those he just met and those he knew for decades—who kept his mind and heart forever young,” the caption read.

“As we celebrate his legacy and reflect on the next chapter of life without him, we would like to thank everyone for all the love and support.”

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Norman Lear age

Norman Lear died on December 5, 2023, at the age of 101. He was born on July 27, 1922, in New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.

Norman Lear net worth

Norman Lear was an American television writer and producer who had a net worth of $200 million at the time of his death.

Norman Lear wife

Lear was married three times. His first marriage was to Charlotte Rosen in 1943. They divorced in 1956.

He was married to Frances Loeb, publisher of Lear’s magazine, from 1956 to 1985.

They separated in 1983, with Loeb eventually receiving $112 million from Lear in their divorce settlement.

In 1987 he married producer Lyn Davis, who survives him.

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Norman Lear children

Lear had six children from his three marriages. They are:

Ellen Lear, born in 1947 to his first wife, Charlotte Rosen. She worked as a sex therapist in New York.

Kate Lear, born to his second wife, Frances Loeb. She is a Broadway producer and married to a CBS News correspondent.

Maggie Lear, also born to Frances Loeb. She is the president of the Frances Lear Foundation, which focuses on social justice and progressive causes.

Benjamin Lear, the only son of Norman Lear and Frances Loeb. He is a filmmaker and musician who directed a documentary about prison reform.

Madeleine Lear and Brianna Lear, twin daughters of Norman Lear and his third wife, Lyn Davis. They were born in 1994 and are both actresses.

Norman Lear illness

Norman Lear does not have any disease. There is no information pertaining to Norman Lear’s illness on the internet.


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