Norman Lear

Norman Lear

Date of Birth

Birthday: July 27
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut

Norman Lear is an actor, writer, producer, director, and creator of such legendary sitcoms as All In The Family, Good Times, Sanford And Son, The Jeffersons, Maude, and many others which defined and revolutionized American television.

In 1959, Lear created his first television series for NBC, The Deputy, starring Henry Fonda. The show ran for two successful seasons, and ended in 1961.

Lear started his comedic writing career in 1967 when he wrote and produced the film, Divorce American Style and directed the film Cold Turkey starring Dick Van Dyke.

Norman Lear is an actor, writer, producer, director, and creator of such legendary sitcoms as All In The Family, Good Times, Sanford And Son, The Jeffersons, Maude, and many others which defined and revolutionized American television.

In 1959, Lear created his first television series for NBC, The Deputy, starring Henry Fonda. The show ran for two successful seasons, and ended in 1961.

Lear started his comedic writing career in 1967 when he wrote and produced the film, Divorce American Style and directed the film Cold Turkey starring Dick Van Dyke.

Perhaps his best known series, All In The Family, came about when he read about a British show called 'Til Death Do Us Part, about a father and a son-in-law who fought constantly about everything politically. He realized it was much like his relationship with his own father.  Based on this idea, he wrote a pilot, and CBS premiered the show on January 12, 1971.

Sanford And Son, created with Bud Yorkin, debuted in 1972. This sitcom was also inspired by a British sitcom, Steptoe and Son.

Maude, a spin-off from All In The Family starring Bea Arthur, premiered in 1972.  From Maude came another spin-off, Good Times, and yet another spin-off was created from All in the Family, The Jeffersons.

Lear's shows are known for their strong, diverse characters and provocative and often controversial stories.

Lear is also known for his strong political views, having created People for the American Way, a political lobbying group.

Norman Lear was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1984.

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Awards & Nominations

16 Nominations | 6 Emmys | 1 Honor
Outstanding Variety Special (Live) - 2020
Outstanding Variety Special (Live) - 2019
Hall of Fame - 1984
  • Winner
  • Norman Lear, as Honoree
OUTSTANDING NEW SERIES - 1973
  • Nominee
  • Norman Lear
  • Maude
  • CBS
Outstanding Comedy Series - 1973
  • Nominee
  • Norman Lear
  • Maude
  • CBS
Norman Lear and Brent Miller discuss their win in the 2020 Creative Arts Emmy Awards Media Center on Saturday, September 19, 2020.
Chris Hardwick presents the award for Outstanding Variety Special (Live) to Brent Miller, Norman Lear, Kerry Washington, Justin Theroux, James Burrows and Eric Cook for Live In Front Of A Studio Audience: "All In The Family" And "Good Times" on Night Two
Norman Lear and Marisa Tomei present an award at the 71st Emmy Awards.
Norman Lear in the audience at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmys.
Veterans Day 2018
Veterans Day 2018
Veterans Day 2018
Veterans Day 2018
Veterans Day 2018
Veterans Day 2018
Norman Lear and Carol Burnett on stage at the 69th Emmy Awards.
Norman Lear and Carol Burnett on stage at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.
Television Academy Foundation board member Kevin Hamburger and guests at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary
Norman Lear, Charlotte Rae, Ted Sarandos onstage at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of THE INTERVIEWS
Norman Lear and friend at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of THE INTERVIEWS: An Oral History Project, on
Norman Lear and Gloria Calderon Kellett onstage at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of THE INTERVIEWS: An
Marcel Ruiz, Isabella Gomez, and Mike Royce onstage at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of THE INTERVIEWS
Moderator Michael Schneider onstage at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of THE INTERVIEWS: An Oral Histor
Norman Lear onstage at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of THE INTERVIEWS: An Oral History Project, on Mo
The cast and creators of One Day at a Time at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of THE INTERVIEWS: An Oral
Paul Krekorian, Television Academy CFO and EVP of Business Operations Heather Cochran, and Illyanne Kichaven at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebrati
Rita Moreno and Charlotte Rae at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of THE INTERVIEWS: An Oral History Proj
Rita Moreno onstage at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of THE INTERVIEWS: An Oral History Project, on Mo
Marcel Ruiz and Isabella Gomez onstage at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of THE INTERVIEWS: An Oral His
Charlotte Rae arrives at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of THE INTERVIEWS: An Oral History Project, on
The cast and producers of One Day at a Time onstage at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of THE INTERVIEWS
Dick Robertson and Norman Lear at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of THE INTERVIEWS: An Oral History Pro
Stephen Tobolowsky
Gloria Calderon Kellett arrives at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of THE INTERVIEWS: An Oral History Pr
Ted Sarandos and Norman Lear arrive at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of THE INTERVIEWS: An Oral Histor
Isabella Gomez and Todd Grinnell at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of THE INTERVIEWS: An Oral History P
Stephen Tobolowsky onstage at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of THE INTERVIEWS: An Oral History Project
Gloria Calderon Kellett, Justina Machado, and Rita Moreno onstage at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of
Todd Grinnell onstage at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of THE INTERVIEWS: An Oral History Project, on
D-Nice signs in at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
Norman and Lyn Lear on the red carpet at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
D-Nice, Russell Simmons and Common on the red carpet at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
Baratunde Thurston, D-Nice, Norman Lear, Marla Gibbs, Regina King and Toure on the red carpet at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
Baratunde Thurston on the red carpet at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
Regina King onstage at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
L-R: Television Academy governor for production executives Tony Carey, Mirette Seireg Levine, performers governor Bob Bergen, Scott Carpinteri, and music governor Michael Levine at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
Russell Simmons signs in at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Moltalban Theater in Hollywood.
Kenya Barris greets Common on the red carpet at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
The panel onstage at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
Kenya Barris onstage at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
Steve Stoute onstage at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
Norman Lear at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
Toure on the red carpet at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
Norman Lear and Common onstage at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
Toure and Common onstage at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
Norman Lear and Marla Gibbs backstage at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
Toure and Common onstage at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
Norman Lear and Marla Gibbs on the red carpet at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
Toure poses a question to Norman Lear at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
Norman Lear signs the poster at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
Toure onstage at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
Common greets Norman and Lyn Lear on the red carpet at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
Marla Gibbs onstage at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
Baratunde Thurston greets Norman Lear on the red carpet at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
Marla Gibbs and Regina King backstage at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
Common signs the event poster at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
The scene outside the Montalban Theater at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
Common and Toure on the red carpet at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
Television Academy president and COO Maury McIntyre looks over Norman Lear's new book at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
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Norman Lear and Brent Miller discuss their win in the 2020 Creative Arts Emmy Awards Media Center on Saturday, September 19, 2020.
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Norman Lear and Brent Miller discuss their win in the 2020 Creative Arts Emmy Awards Media Center on Saturday, September 19, 2020.

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Chris Hardwick presents the award for Outstanding Variety Special (Live) to Brent Miller, Norman Lear, Kerry Washington, Justin Theroux, James Burrows and Eric Cook for Live In Front Of A Studio Audience: "All In The Family" And "Good Times" on Night Two
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Chris Hardwick presents the award for Outstanding Variety Special (Live) to Brent Miller, Norman Lear, Kerry Washington, Justin Theroux, James Burrows and Eric Cook for Live In Front Of A Studio Audience: "All In The Family" And "Good Times" on Night Two of the Creative Arts Emmys.

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Norman Lear and Marisa Tomei present an award at the 71st Emmy Awards.
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Norman Lear and Marisa Tomei present an award at the 71st Emmy Awards.

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Norman Lear in the audience at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmys.
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Norman Lear in the audience at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmys. 

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Tyler Grey, Kevin McKidd, Mike Royce, Norman Lear, Mikko Alanne, and David Boreanaz at Veterans Day: Television and the Military Experience, a special Television Academy member event, on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California

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Norman Lear and David Boreanaz arrive at Veterans Day: Television and the Military Experience, a special Television Academy member event, on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California

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Mike Royce and Norman Lear onstage at Veterans Day: Television and the Military Experience, a special Television Academy member event, on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California

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Mike Royce, Norman Lear, and Mikko Alanne at Veterans Day: Television and the Military Experience, a special Television Academy member event, on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California

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Paula Coughlin, Norman Lear, and Elizabeth Kristen at Veterans Day: Television and the Military Experience, a special Television Academy member event, on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California

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Norman Lear onstage at Veterans Day: Television and the Military Experience, a special Television Academy member event, on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California

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Norman Lear and Carol Burnett on stage at the 69th Emmy Awards.
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Norman Lear and Carol Burnett on stage at the 69th Emmy Awards.

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Norman Lear and Carol Burnett on stage at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.
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Norman Lear and Carol Burnett on stage at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.

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Television Academy Foundation board member Kevin Hamburger and guests at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary
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Television Academy Foundation board member Kevin Hamburger and guests at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of THE INTERVIEWS: An Oral History Project, on Monday, June 19, 2017 in the Wolf Theatre at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

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Norman Lear, Charlotte Rae, Ted Sarandos onstage at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of THE INTERVIEWS
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Norman Lear, Charlotte Rae, and Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of THE INTERVIEWS: An Oral History Project, on Monday, June 19, 2017 in the Wolf Theatre at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

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Norman Lear and friend at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of THE INTERVIEWS: An Oral History Project, on Monday, June 19, 2017 in the Wolf Theatre at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

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Norman Lear and Gloria Calderon Kellett onstage at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of THE INTERVIEWS: An
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Norman Lear and Gloria Calderon Kellett onstage at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of THE INTERVIEWS: An Oral History Project, on Monday, June 19, 2017 in the Wolf Theatre at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

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Marcel Ruiz, Isabella Gomez, and Mike Royce onstage at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of THE INTERVIEWS
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Marcel Ruiz, Isabella Gomez, and Mike Royce onstage at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of THE INTERVIEWS: An Oral History Project, on Monday, June 19, 2017 in the Wolf Theatre at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

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Moderator Michael Schneider onstage at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of THE INTERVIEWS: An Oral Histor
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Moderator Michael Schneider onstage at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of THE INTERVIEWS: An Oral History Project, on Monday, June 19, 2017 in the Wolf Theatre at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

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Norman Lear onstage at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of THE INTERVIEWS: An Oral History Project, on Mo
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Norman Lear onstage at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of THE INTERVIEWS: An Oral History Project, on Monday, June 19, 2017 in the Wolf Theatre at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

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The cast and creators of One Day at a Time at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of THE INTERVIEWS: An Oral
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The cast and creators of One Day at a Time at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of THE INTERVIEWS: An Oral History Project, on Monday, June 19, 2017 in the Wolf Theatre at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

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Paul Krekorian, Television Academy CFO and EVP of Business Operations Heather Cochran, and Illyanne Kichaven at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebrati
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Paul Krekorian, Television Academy CFO and EVP of Business Operations Heather Cochran, and Illyanne Kichaven at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of THE INTERVIEWS: An Oral History Project, on Monday, June 19, 2017 in the Wolf Theatre at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

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Rita Moreno and Charlotte Rae at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of THE INTERVIEWS: An Oral History Proj
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Rita Moreno and Charlotte Rae at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of THE INTERVIEWS: An Oral History Project, on Monday, June 19, 2017 in the Wolf Theatre at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

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Rita Moreno onstage at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of THE INTERVIEWS: An Oral History Project, on Mo
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Rita Moreno onstage at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of THE INTERVIEWS: An Oral History Project, on Monday, June 19, 2017 in the Wolf Theatre at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

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Marcel Ruiz and Isabella Gomez onstage at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of THE INTERVIEWS: An Oral His
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Marcel Ruiz and Isabella Gomez onstage at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of THE INTERVIEWS: An Oral History Project, on Monday, June 19, 2017 in the Wolf Theatre at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

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Charlotte Rae arrives at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of THE INTERVIEWS: An Oral History Project, on
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Charlotte Rae arrives at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of THE INTERVIEWS: An Oral History Project, on Monday, June 19, 2017 in the Wolf Theatre at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

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The cast and producers of One Day at a Time onstage at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of THE INTERVIEWS
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The cast and producers of One Day at a Time onstage at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of THE INTERVIEWS: An Oral History Project, on Monday, June 19, 2017 in the Wolf Theatre at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

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Dick Robertson and Norman Lear at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of THE INTERVIEWS: An Oral History Pro
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Dick Robertson and Norman Lear at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of THE INTERVIEWS: An Oral History Project, on Monday, June 19, 2017 in the Wolf Theatre at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

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Gloria Calderon Kellett arrives at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of THE INTERVIEWS: An Oral History Pr
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Gloria Calderon Kellett arrives at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of THE INTERVIEWS: An Oral History Project, on Monday, June 19, 2017 in the Wolf Theatre at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

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Ted Sarandos and Norman Lear arrive at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of THE INTERVIEWS: An Oral Histor
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Ted Sarandos and Norman Lear arrive at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of THE INTERVIEWS: An Oral History Project, on Monday, June 19, 2017 in the Wolf Theatre at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

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Isabella Gomez and Todd Grinnell at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of THE INTERVIEWS: An Oral History Project, on Monday, June 19, 2017 in the Wolf Theatre at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

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Stephen Tobolowsky onstage at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of THE INTERVIEWS: An Oral History Project
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Stephen Tobolowsky onstage at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of THE INTERVIEWS: An Oral History Project, on Monday, June 19, 2017 in the Wolf Theatre at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

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Gloria Calderon Kellett, Justina Machado, and Rita Moreno onstage at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of
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Gloria Calderon Kellett, Justina Machado, and Rita Moreno onstage at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of THE INTERVIEWS: An Oral History Project, on Monday, June 19, 2017 in the Wolf Theatre at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

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Todd Grinnell onstage at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of THE INTERVIEWS: An Oral History Project, on Monday, June 19, 2017 in the Wolf Theatre at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

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D-Nice signs in at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
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D-Nice signs in at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.

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Norman and Lyn Lear on the red carpet at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
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Norman and Lyn Lear on the red carpet at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.

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D-Nice, Russell Simmons and Common on the red carpet at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
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D-Nice, Russell Simmons and Common on the red carpet at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.

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Baratunde Thurston, D-Nice, Norman Lear, Marla Gibbs, Regina King and Toure on the red carpet at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
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Baratunde Thurston, D-Nice, Norman Lear, Marla Gibbs, Regina King and Toure on the red carpet at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.

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Baratunde Thurston on the red carpet at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
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Baratunde Thurston on the red carpet at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.

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Regina King onstage at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
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Regina King onstage at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.

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L-R: Television Academy governor for production executives Tony Carey, Mirette Seireg Levine, performers governor Bob Bergen, Scott Carpinteri, and music governor Michael Levine at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
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L-R: Television Academy governor for production executives Tony Carey, Mirette Seireg, performers governor Bob Bergen, Scott Carpinteri, and music governor Michael Levine at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.

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Russell Simmons signs in at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Moltalban Theater in Hollywood.
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Russell Simmons signs in at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Moltalban Theater in Hollywood.

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Kenya Barris greets Common on the red carpet at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
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Kenya Barris greets Common on the red carpet at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.

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The panel onstage at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.

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Kenya Barris onstage at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
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Kenya Barris onstage at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.

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Steve Stoute onstage at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
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Steve Stoute onstage at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.

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Norman Lear at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
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Norman Lear at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.

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Toure on the red carpet at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.

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Norman Lear and Common onstage at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
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Norman Lear and Common onstage at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.

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Toure and Common onstage at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
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Toure and Common onstage at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.

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Norman Lear and Marla Gibbs backstage at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
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Norman Lear and Marla Gibbs backstage at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.

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Toure and Common onstage at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
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Toure and Common onstage at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.

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Norman Lear and Marla Gibbs on the red carpet at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
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Norman Lear and Marla Gibbs on the red carpet at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.

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Toure poses a question to Norman Lear at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
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Toure poses a question to Norman Lear at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.

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Norman Lear signs the poster at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
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Norman Lear signs the poster at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.

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Toure onstage at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
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Toure onstage at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.

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Common greets Norman and Lyn Lear on the red carpet at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
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Common greets Norman and Lyn Lear on the red carpet at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.

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Marla Gibbs onstage at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
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Marla Gibbs onstage at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.

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Baratunde Thurston greets Norman Lear on the red carpet at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
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Baratunde Thurston greets Norman Lear on the red carpet at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.

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Marla Gibbs and Regina King backstage at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
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Marla Gibbs and Regina King backstage at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.

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Common signs the event poster at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
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Common signs the event poster at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.

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The scene outside the Montalban Theater at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
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The scene outside the Montalban Theater at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.

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Common and Toure on the red carpet at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
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Common and Toure on the red carpet at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.

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Television Academy president and COO Maury McIntyre looks over Norman Lear's new book at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
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Television Academy president and COO Maury McIntyre looks over Norman Lear's new book at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.

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