Who is Normal Lear's wife, Lyn? | The Sun

FOLLOWING his divorce from Frances Loeb, Norman Lear moved on with Lyn Davis.

Similar to the late Emmy Award winner, his third wife is also a Hollywood co-producer.

Who is Norman Lear's wife Lyn Davis?

Lyn Davis Lear is a Hollywood producer, mainly known for her work as a documentary filmmaker.

On September 5, 1987, Lyn married Norman Lear; co-showrunner of The Jeffersons and Maude.

While opening up about her marriage to Norman, Lyn shared with EW: "Being married to someone well-known, there's an adjusting that goes on.

"You have that whole 'Who am I in this relationship? I've done a lot too.'"

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Norman and Lyn are also the co-founders of the Lear Family Foundation.

How did Norman meet Lyn?

In 1984, the two producers first met through mutual friends when Lyn was a guest at a dinner party hosted by Norman and his second wife Frances.

At the dinner party, Lyn was on a blind date with one of Norman's friends.

"We had lunch a couple of weeks later and over time, fell in love," the TV mogul recalled to the Los Angeles Times.

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Who were Norman's ex-wives?

Charlotte Rosen

Norman proposed to his first wife Charlotte Rosen over the phone while he was serving in WWIICredit: Instagram

Norman met his first wife Charlotte in 1939 on a hayride.

He was just 17 at the time and Charlotte was a year older than him.

They started seeing each other and dated each other for four years, but in 1942 Norman enlisted himself in US Army Air Forces and served in World War II.

He was in the service when he proposed to Charlotte over the phone.

She said yes and the couple tied the knot in 1943, they divorced in 1956.

Frances Loeb

Wife number two was magazine editor and fellow writer Frances Loeb.

After a whirlwind romance, the couple married in 1956 and went on to work together on his sitcoms.

But after nearly three decades, they decided to end their marriage and divorced in 1985.

The divorce generated one of the biggest settlements of the time, a whopping $112million (£80million).

When asked about the settlement, Frances told The New York Times that she was “very much part of his thinking and Norman could not have done his shows without me.”

She started a women’s magazine called Lear’s in 1988 and became an activist for the women's movement, civil rights, and mental health. 

On September 30, 1996, 73-year-old Frances lost her battle with breast cancer and died.

Who are Norman Lear's children?

Norman has six children – with his firstborn in 1947 and last in 1994.

From his first marriage to Charlotte, he had his eldest daughter Ellen, who is now a sex therapist.

From marriage number two to Frances, he had Kate (born 1957) andMaggie (born 1959).

Together with wife Lyn, he has three children – Ben (born in 1988) and twins Madeline and Brianna (born in 1984).

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