Mon. Jul 15th, 2024

Norman Lear is the producer behind wonderful television hits such as All in the Family, Good Times and One Day at a Time, among others. The legendary producer just turned 101 years old and commemorated the day with a video for his fans.

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To commemorate his 101st birthday, Normal Lear decided to make a few jokes via video for his well-wishers. In the video, he joked about his “second childhood” and surely got quite a few laughs.

 In the video, he begins by introducing himself and says, “Norman Lear here, dribbling a bit because he’s entering his second childhood.” He continued, “I have just turned 101, and that is, they tell me, my second childhood. It feels like that, in terms of the care I am getting. I get the kind of care at this age that I see children getting.”

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The veteran producer continued, “And so, I am now a 101-year-old toddler, and I am thinking about two little words that we don’t think about often enough: over and next. When something is over, it’s over, and we have the joy and privilege of getting on to the next [thing]. And If there were a hammock in between those two words, it would be the best way I know of identifying living in the moment.” 

“I am living in that moment now, with all of you,” the four-time Emmy winner added. “Bless all of you, and our America.”

The comment section quickly filled up with birthday wishes for the celebrated Hollywood living legend. His peers such as John Mayer, Alyssa Milano, Marisa Tomei, Tom Bergeron and more wished him on his birthday.

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Fellow producer Judd Apatow also wished him on Instagram by adding some adorable pictures and writing, “Happy 101st Birthday Norman Lear from the people who love you— which is everyone! Your comedy and compassion programmed my mind as a young man. As an adult I am so lucky to call you a friend.”

Jimmy Kimmel took to Twitter and shared a picture of Lear along with which he wrote, “Happy second century to my hero and friend @TheNormanLear – to celebrate number 101, I had a freeway named after you.”

Norman Lear is a much-celebrated producer. He was born in 1922, in Connecticut. Then he fought in World War II and was a veteran before he embarked on his successful career in Hollywood. Lear is known for many classic TV hits which include Sanford and Son, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, Maude, All in the Family, Good Times, One Day at a Time, The Jeffersons, and The Facts of Life. 

We wish Norman Lear a wonderful 101st birthday. He has brought joy and entertainment in so many lives. We can only hope that he lives to see many more!

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