Who is Norman Lear and what is his net worth 2018? Norman Milton Lear is an American TV writer and producer. He is a popular figure in the American politics. He is the brain behind the “Declare Yourself” campaign. He is well known for his sitcom, “All in the Family”, and “Stanford and Son”.
Norman Lear was born on July 27, 1922, in New Haven, Connecticut, U.S. he was born to Herman Lear and Jeannette. His younger sister was named Claire Lear. He was raised by Jewish standards. Norman Lear attended the Weaver High School, Hartford, Connecticut. He later attended the Emerson College in Boston. He dropped out of college to join the United States Army Air Forces. He was awarded an Air Medal for flying the 52 combat missions. He was discharged from the Army in 1945.
In 1943, Norman Leah married Charlotte Lear nee Rosen. The couple had a daughter named Ellen Lear. They later divorced and Lear married Frances Lear nee Loeb in 1956. The marriage produced two children, Kate Breckir LaPook and Maggie Beth Lear. The couple separated in 1983. He finally married a psychologist named Lyn Lear nee Davis. They have three children, a son named Benjamin and twins named Madelaine Rose and Brianna Elizabeth. The couple is still married.
Norman Lear decided to have a career in public relations after he was discharged from the army. He moved to California to pursue his career. Lear started as a comedy writer for the martin and Lewis show. He later became the producer for “The Martha Raye Show”. Lear wrote his first series, “The Deputy” in 1959. Afterwards, he wrote and produced, “Divorce American Style”, and directed “Cold Turkey”.
He tried to sell his new show titled “All in the Family” to ABC but it was rejected. CBS later picked up the show and the show did very well. The show was a top-rated show on television throughout the period it aired. His second sitcom titled “Stanford and Son” was released afterward. He also hosted the CBS Quiz Kids in 1981. In March 1982, he produced the show titled “I Love Liberty”.
Norman Lear wrote the book titled “Even This I Get to Experience”. In 2003, Lear appeared on South Park as the voice of Benjamin Franklin. In 2016, he was the spotlight of the documentary titled “Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You”.
Norman Leah also participated in several political events. He founded advocacy group “People for the American Way” (PFAW). In 2004, Norman Lear a campaign called “Declare Yourself”. The campaign was established to encourage young people to come out to vote. The campaign has registered over 4 million young voters significantly increasing the voter turnout of young people for elections.
Norman Lear Net worth
Norman Lear has produced several sitcoms and television shows. He has a net worth of $700 million. This TV personality is a four-time Emmy award winner. He also received the Peabody award in 1978. He has also received the Humanist Art Award from the American Humanist Association.
Norman Lear was inducted into the “Television American Hall of Fame” in 1984. On the political fronts, Lear has also been recognised massively for his works. It was revealed that he was one of the recipients of the 2017 Kennedy Center Honors. It was also revealed that Norman Lear will boycott the ceremony because President Donald Trump and his wife will be seated with the Honorees. Lear has spoken against Donald Trump’s policies on several Occasions.