Writer | Producer | Production Manager
Supposedly based Archie Bunker, at least in part, on his own father. The elder Lear was a salesman and, by all accounts, a vulgar, reactionary bigot who was constantly railing against women and minorities. He consistantly referred to Afro-Americans ...
[ on being 90 years old] Suddenly I walk into a room, they're ready to applaud. I'm told how great I look all the time, and they don't mean beautiful. They mean, You're alive.
Best known for his ground breaking situation comedies that featured families that regularly confronted major political and social issues of the day.
Norman Milton Lear
New Haven, Connecticut, USA
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