Norman Lear Turns 100, Receives ABC Special Celebrating His Life

He will be publicly honored in September when ABC airs a special about his life, titled “Norman Lear: 100 Years of Music and Laughter.”

Lear is behind some of TV’s best sitcoms, including “All in the Family,” “Maude,” “Good Times,” “The Jeffersons,” “One Day at a Time,” and “Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman.” .

His shows were praised for tackling controversial topics when they were considered off-limits at the time, including racism, abortion, alcoholism and domestic violence.

“Norman’s illustrious career is revered by so many, and we are honored to celebrate his legacy with this special evening of entertainment,” Craig Erwich, president of Hulu Originals and ABC Entertainment, said in a statement. “We’ve been fortunate enough to work with Norman on a number of projects over the years, and it’s only fitting that his centenary would be celebrated by Hollywood’s biggest names raising a glass in a toast, and maybe gently roast, TV icon.”

Lear posted a video commenting on his birthday, saying “living in the moment” is the most important thing. “Create it. Use it,” he said.

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