‘All In The Family’ Producer Norman Lear Dies At 101

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Norman Lear, the TV legend who had an enormous impact on American culture and socialism, has died.

Lear passed away at his residence in L.A. on Tuesday of natural causes, his publicist noted.

Lear created “All in the Family” which debuted in 1971. It was a show about a bigoted, blue-collar man with a family that didn’t share the same beliefs. The character he came up with, Archie Bunker, was described as despicable on some occasions and loving at other times.

The show was groundbreaking as it dealt with homosexuality, racism, the Vietnam War, and women’s rights. Archie became frenemies with George Jefferson who became so well-known that Lear then started another hit show, “The Jeffersons.” In the same way, another character, Maude, played by Bea Arthur, became another great hit, as well.

There are many other great shows that Lear launched, too, including “Sanford and Son,” “Good Times,” “Different Strokes,” and more.

Lear was an activist up until he died and was known to be a critic of Donald Trump.

Lear leaves behind his wife, six children, and four grandchildren.

He was 101 years old.

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