Thanks to the fun and funny Norman Lear
Lear ... like the play, Norman was all-encompassing, authoritarian, lovable, irascible, but always human, funny, fun and of course brilliant ["Norman Lear on Families He's Known, Book Review, Oct. 19]. As an actor I always dreamed of being a regular on one of his shows. Didn't happen, but I loved watching his comedic/dramatic genius at work and even wrote TV and films with his hand on my shoulder. Thanks, Norman, for all the memories.
I was married to Bud Yorkin during the years of "All In the Family," "Sanford and Son," "Maude" and other shows, produced by...