Norman Lear Remembered by Celebrities Following Loss of life

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By Calvin S. Nelson

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Norman Lear, creator of sitcoms together with The Jeffersons, All within the Household, Good Occasions, and One Day at a Time, died on December 5. Each the folks Lear labored with and the individuals who have been touched by his work are paying tribute to him. Simply final 12 months, upon his one centesimal birthday, colleagues and well-known followers paid tribute to Lear. “I used to be grateful to be working for somebody who was going to make use of the best medium of communication the world has ever recognized to rectify a few of society’s issues — or to try to, at any price,” John Amos (James Evans Sr. on Good Occasions) instructed Vulture on the time. “He was brave in that respect, and his braveness paid off by the audiences that gathered for all his exhibits.” Jimmy Kimmel, who collaborated with Lear on Dwell in Entrance of a Studio Viewers, gave an announcement to Selection noting the irony of wanting extra time with a 101-year-old man. “His bravery, integrity and unmatched ethical compass have been equaled by his kindness, empathy, and wit,” Kimmel wrote. “Even at 101, Norman cared as a lot concerning the future, our youngsters, and planet or as anybody I’ve ever recognized. He was a terrific American, a hero in each approach and so humorous, good, and beautiful man you nearly couldn’t imagine it. The privilege of working alongside Norman and the chance he gave me and my spouse to get to know him and his stunning household has been among the many nice honors and pleasures of my life. We have been all very fortunate to have him.” Beneath, tributes and remembrances to Norman Lear.

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