Norman Lear has fabulous genes.
The TV producer with the Midas Touch that brought us “All In The Family,” “The Jeffersons” and more turns 100 today and is celebrating with family in Vermont.
Lear shares with “People” his thoughts on reaching triple digits and his career in the latest edition. He says “I’ve never chosen anything to do that I didn’t wish to do. My awards and accolades mean a great deal to me, but they don’t mean as much as the drive to the studio today. I still explode with joy, excitement, interest and utter delight every time.” Lear is a hard worker, with six projects coming our way through 2023!
Lear became the oldest person to win an Emmy Award at age 97 in 2019 for “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ And ‘The Jeffersons.’”
As for his birthday plans? “I can’t wait to be at my home in Vermont and celebrate with my entire family – my wonderful wife, my six children, my two sons-in-law, and my four grandchildren. How lucky am I?”