Norman Lear, a well-known television producer, died on Tuesday at his Los Angeles home. He was best known for his wildly successful sitcoms, such as “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons,” which skillfully blended humor with insightful social criticism. 

As the news of his demise made the headlines, several people were interested in his personal life. The renowned American television writer and producer Norman Lear was married three times and has six children –  Ellen Lear, Kate Lear, Maggie Lear, Benjamin Lear, Madelaine Lear, and Brianna Lear.

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Who is Ellen Lear?

The eldest of Norman Lear’s children from his first marriage to Charlotte Rosen, Ellen Lear was born in 1947. Ellen, who is renowned for maintaining a private existence, has avoided the spotlight.

Who is Kate Lear?

Kate Lear is the child of Norman Lear and Frances Loeb, his second wife, born in 1957. Kate is well-known for her writing and support of the arts. Residing in the role of Board Chair at Ballet Hispánico, she is renowned for her sharp mind and fervent dedication to the arts.

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Who is Maggie Lear?

Author and social activist Maggie Lear was born in 1959 to Norman Lear and Frances Loeb. Her literary contributions include “Maggie Lear’s Guide to Fashionable Recycling” and “Maggie Lear’s Guide to Social Graces.”

Who is Benjamin Lear?

The youngest of Norman Lear’s children, Benjamin Lear was born in 1988 to Norman Lear and his current wife, Lyn Davis. Following his dream of becoming a filmmaker, Benjamin has worked on several documentaries, including “They Call Us Monsters.”

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Who is Madelaine Lear?

One of Norman Lear and Lyn Davis’s twins, Madelaine Rose Lear, was born in 1994. Due to her decision to live a life away from the spotlight, not much information is known about her.

Who is Brianna Lear?

Norman Lear and Lyn Davis have another twin named Brianna Elizabeth Lear, who was born in 1994. Like her sister Madelaine, Brianna has opted to live a secret life, and not much information about her is available to the general public.