Legendary TV Writer and Producer Norman Lear Has Died at 101 Years Old

And that’s because he was likely the creator of at least one of your favorite television shows growing up. Lear wrote and produced some of the most legendary and classic TV shows like The Jefferson, All in the Family, Good Times, and more.

As The Washinton Post reports, Lear managed to “transformed the bland porridge of situation comedy into a zesty stew of sociopolitical strife and brutally funny speech and who gave the world such embattled comic archetypes as Archie Bunker, Fred Sanford, Maude Findlay and George Jefferson.”

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