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Norman Lear

 
Date of Birth: July 27, 1922 (100)

Birth Place: New Haven, CT, USA

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Television Academy Foundation to Present 'The Power of TV: Reshaping Breast Cancer Na Photo Television Academy Foundation to Present 'The Power of TV: Reshaping Breast Cancer Narratives'
by Michael Major - Jan 9, 2023

Developed in partnership with Hollywood, Health & Society, a program of the University of Southern California Annenberg Norman Lear Center, the event will assemble storytellers and a medical and public health expert to discuss the very-real disparities in health care services that exist in access to health risk, prevention, treatment, and care.

Jesse Williams Joins ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING Season Three Photo Jesse Williams Joins ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING Season Three
by Michael Major - Oct 25, 2022

Jesse Williams has joined the cast of Only Murders in the Building season three. Williams will be playing a documentarian who has a particular interest in the case that the show's stars, played by Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez, are solving. Williams will join Paul Rudd in the new season. Rudd will play Broadway star Ben Glenroy.

LA Opera Launches New Legacy Ambassador Program Photo LA Opera Launches New Legacy Ambassador Program
by Stephi Wild - Oct 19, 2022

LA Opera launches a bold ambassadorship program to forge deep, authentic and longstanding relationships with diverse communities and the key thought-leaders influencing them.

COME FROM AWAY Creators & Cast Members to Join STARS IN THE HOUSE Game Night Photo COME FROM AWAY Creators & Cast Members to Join STARS IN THE HOUSE Game Night
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 3, 2022

Come From Away's Astrid Van Wieren, James Seol, Petrina Bromley, Sharon Wheatley, and creators Irene Sankoff and David Hein will join Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley for a Stars in the House Game Night, October 3, at 8pm ET/5pm PT. 

Full Cast Announced for David Hyde Pierce, Ramin Karimloo & Lilli Cooper Led THE PIRA Photo Full Cast Announced for David Hyde Pierce, Ramin Karimloo & Lilli Cooper Led THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Benefit Concert
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 29, 2022

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced complete casting for the Special Benefit Concert Reading of The Pirates of Penzance. The concert will be taking place on Monday, October 17, 2022 at the American Airlines Theatre. 

VIDEO: Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda Wish Norman Lear Happy Birthday Through Song Photo VIDEO: Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda Wish Norman Lear Happy Birthday Through Song
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 24, 2022

Watch the video Lin Manuel Miranda sent to Norman Lear on his 100th Birthday, featuring a performance of a rewritten version of Al Jolson's 'April Showers.'

Jimmy Kimmel Signs Three-Year Extension With ABC Photo Jimmy Kimmel Signs Three-Year Extension With ABC
by Michael Major - Sep 20, 2022

The extension will keep Kimmel on the network through a historic 23rd season, making him one of the longest-running talk show hosts in American television history. In addition to ‚ÄúJimmy Kimmel Live!,‚ÄĚ Kimmel is known for hosting back-to-back Oscars¬ģ ceremonies in 2017 and 2018, and ‚ÄúThe Primetime Emmy¬ģ Awards‚ÄĚ in 2012, 2016 and 2020.

Ayad Akhtar Will Deliver Lecture On Arts & Public Policy at the Kennedy Center This W Photo Ayad Akhtar Will Deliver Lecture On Arts & Public Policy at the Kennedy Center This Week
by Stephi Wild - Sep 19, 2022

Americans for the Arts announced that acclaimed novelist and playwright Ayad Akhtar will deliver the 34th Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts & Public Policy. Akhtar will be introduced by Rockefeller Brothers Fund President and CEO Stephen Heintz, and the evening will feature a performance by artists Rez Abbassi and Kiran Ahluwalia.

Rita Moreno, Tom Hanks & More Join Norman Lear Tribute Special on ABC Photo Rita Moreno, Tom Hanks & More Join Norman Lear Tribute Special on ABC
by Michael Major - Sep 14, 2022

Special guests set to celebrate Norman through speeches and comedy performances include Asante Blackk, George Clooney, Laverne Cox, Isabella Gomez, Emily Hampshire, Tom Hanks, Rita Moreno, Ms. Pat, Jay Pharoah, Rob Reiner, Aida Rodriguez and George Wallace. Musical performances paying tribute to iconic sitcom theme songs will also be featured/

David Hyde Pierce, Ramin Karimloo, Lilli Cooper & More to Star in THE PIRATES OF PENZ Photo David Hyde Pierce, Ramin Karimloo, Lilli Cooper & More to Star in THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Benefit Concert Reading
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 6, 2022

Roundabout Theatre Company will present a special Benefit Concert Reading of The Pirates of Penzance, the Tony Award-winning musical adapted by Rupert Holmes, with music by Arthur Sullivan, libretto by W.S. Gilbert and direction by Scott Ellis. 

Norman Lear Videos

VIDEO: Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda Wish Norman Lear Happy Birthday Through Song Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda Wish Norman Lear Happy Birthday Through Song

by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 24, 2022

Watch the video Lin Manuel Miranda sent to Norman Lear on his 100th Birthday, featuring a performance of a rewritten version of Al Jolson's 'April Showers.'

VIDEO: STARS IN THE HOUSE FOR UKRAINE Raises Over $139,000 Videoplay
VIDEO: STARS IN THE HOUSE FOR UKRAINE Raises Over $139,000

by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 30, 2022

Stars in the House for Ukraine, an 11+ Hour telethon of the weekly streaming show, raised $139,000 for the International Rescue Committee's humanitarian efforts for those affected by the war in Ukraine. That total is inclusive of a generous matching donation by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, which matched the first $50,000 worth of donations.

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Sings 'Tomorrow' From ANNIE Videoplay
VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Sings 'Tomorrow' From ANNIE

by Stage Tube - Oct 24, 2020

Jennifer Hudson performed Tomorrow from Annie as part of Broadway For Biden's In our America: A Concert For the Soul of the Nation earlier this week.

VIDEO: Pop TV Shares the ONE DAY AT A TIME Season 4 Trailer Videoplay
VIDEO: Pop TV Shares the ONE DAY AT A TIME Season 4 Trailer

by Stage Tube - Mar 19, 2020

Pop TV's Emmy¬ģ-winning comedy¬†ONE DAY AT A TIME¬†will be supersized in a simulcast¬†event¬†with ViacomCBS sibling networks TV Land and Logo¬†on¬†Tuesday, March 24 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT.¬†

VIDEO: Justina Machado Talks Auditioning for Norman Lear on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! Videoplay
VIDEO: Justina Machado Talks Auditioning for Norman Lear on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!

by Stage Tube - Mar 4, 2020

Justina talks about acting in 'All in the Family' for Jimmy and Norman Lear's 'Live in Front of a Studio Audience' on ABC, what it's like performing for a live crowd, auditioning for Norman Lear, moving from Chicago to Los Angeles, and her first acting gig.

VIDEO: Comedy Central Announces CALL YOUR MOTHER Documentary Videoplay
VIDEO: Comedy Central Announces CALL YOUR MOTHER Documentary

by Stage Tube - Mar 4, 2020

 Comedy Central has teamed up with Loki Films for a  hilarious ode to moms and the way they have shaped the work of some of comedy's biggest stars.  Call Your Mother will make its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday, April 18 at 8:00 p.m. ET and will debut on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 10 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central. 

VIDEO: Jamie Foxx Shares Advice from Norman Lear on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBER Videoplay
VIDEO: Jamie Foxx Shares Advice from Norman Lear on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT

by Stage Tube - Dec 18, 2019

The star of the new film 'Just Mercy,' SAG Award nominee Jamie Foxx, is confident he can remain youthful into his old age, especially with good advice from seasoned vets like Norman Lear.

VIDEO: Kerry Washington Talks Shooting the AMERICAN SON Film After Performing It on B Videoplay
VIDEO: Kerry Washington Talks Shooting the AMERICAN SON Film After Performing It on Broadway

by Kaitlin Milligan - Nov 12, 2019

Kerry Washington was a guest on Monday night's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live where she talks about what it was like shooting the movie American Son for Netflix after performing it on Broadway for four months. Washington also spoke about having Michelle Obama come to see the show!

VIDEO: Ellie Kemper Talks About Living in New York on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! Videoplay
VIDEO: Ellie Kemper Talks About Living in New York on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!

by Stage Tube - Oct 24, 2019

Ellie talks about having her second baby, growing up in St. Louis, what it's like living in NY, her new book ‚ÄúMy Squirrel Days,‚ÄĚ and being in Jimmy and Norman Lear's ‚ÄúLive in Front of a Studio Audience: All in the Family.‚ÄĚ

VIDEO: Your Favorite Familia Returns in the ONE DAY AT A TIME Season Three Trailer Videoplay
VIDEO: Your Favorite Familia Returns in the ONE DAY AT A TIME Season Three Trailer

by Stage Tube - Jan 10, 2019

It's an Alvarez (and Schneider!) Familia reunion in this all-new trailer for One Day at a Time Season 3, launching globally on Netflix Friday, February 8th.


Norman Lear Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Norman Lear written?
Norman Lear has written 1 shows including Cold Turkey (Source Material).