Legendary Sitcom Creator, Norman Lear, Dies Aged 101

Legendary Sitcom Creator, Norman Lear, Dies Aged 101

(DailyDig.com) – On December 5, Norman Lear, the legendary television creator whose comedies revolutionized the cultural landscape last century, died at age 101.

Lear’s social media account verified that he died with his family, telling tales all the way to the end. They expressed their gratitude to everyone for their support and love as they honored his legacy.

Lear was born in New Haven, Connecticut, on July 27, 1922. With his vast sitcom creations, he transformed family interaction during the 1970s. He won several awards throughout the course of his lengthy career for his skill in humor and production.

Lear, a World War II veteran of the Air Force who went on to create hit television shows like “Good Times,” “All in the Family,” “The Jeffersons,” “Sanford and Son,” “One Day at a Time,” “Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman,” and “Maude,” was crucial in transforming TV sitcoms from idealistic escapes into real-life depictions of American life.

When Lear’s shows became popular, they revolutionized sitcoms forever. The formulaic ideas of “Leave It to Beaver” and “The Andy Griffith Show” were no more. In Lear’s shows, working-class families argued about the social and political divisions in the nation; they were anxious about prejudice, wealth, class, health issues, contentment, racism, women’s rights, homosexuality, and abortion. These days, sitcoms often cover these subjects.

In 2016, Lear said that no television show at that time featured American women or their issues. There were no economic troubles, health difficulties, or abortions. The roast might be spoiled, which would be the worst-case scenario. He understood that they weren’t dealing with those issues, and that was a huge statement.

Lear created the characters of Edith Bunker, a dopey but devoted housewife, and Archie Bunker, a blue-collar curmudgeon, taking influence from his parents. His family was shouting arguments loudly, and they were his folks that he wanted to portray.

In his documentary, Lear said that he had not forgotten his childlike impression of the world as a youngster.

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