TV legend Norman Lear celebrates his most inspiring achievement to date: he is now 100 years old.
The Emmy Award-winning comedy writer and producer known for pioneering hit ’70s sitcoms such as All in the family, Maud, One day at a time, Good time and The Jeffersonsturned 100 on July 27. The day before, he shared on Instagram a video of him filmed by his daughter kateone of his six children, in which he reflects on “the miracle of being alive with all that is available to us, and me, being 100 tomorrow”.
He continued, “Do you hear me? Tomorrow I’ll be 100. It’s as believable to me as today I’m 99.”
Lear then shared his final “breakfast thought,” along with advice on “living in the moment.” He thought, “Treasure him. Use it. With love.
Lear’s milestone birthday was met with lots of love on social media, with several celebrities paying tribute.