Producer of classic and influential social sitcoms, including All in the Family, Sanford and Son, and The Jeffersons.
He was awarded the Air Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters for his heroics in World War II.
He was a known political activist, founding People For the American Way in 1981.
He married his first wife Charlotte Rosen. After their divorce, he married Frances Lear on December 7, 1956. And finally he married Lyn Davis on September 5, 1987.
He directed the movie Cold Turkey starring Dick Van Dyke.