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Television Legend and Prostate Cancer Patient, Norman Lear, Dies at 101

TV writer and personality, Norman Lear, wearing a white hat and dark jacket while sitting in front of a gloomy blue background

Norman Lear, the groundbreaking writer-producer of '70s sitcoms like "All in the Family" and "Sanford and Son," passed away at 101. His legacy includes pushing TV boundaries, addressing social issues, and creating iconic shows. Lear's career extended to film, music, and activism, leaving an indelible mark on American culture. He received numerous awards, founded People for the American Way, and influenced generations with his work. 

Lear was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1988—it was caught early and surgery successfully eradicated it. He was quoted saying, “My ass disappeared with my cancer because I laughed it off.” 

Lear's impact on television and society will be remembered, marking the end of an era in entertainment.

Read more about Norman Lear's life and legacy here.

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