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Last night, political activist and major TV writer/producer Norman Lear had his 90th birthday party at the Kennedy Center. Lear's shows include All in the Family, The Jeffersons, Diff'rent Strokes, The Facts of Life, Who's the Boss and others. He founded People for the American Way in 1981 to support First Amendment rights and liberal causes.
The event, which concluded with a presentation in one of the theatres, raised over $1.3 million for PFAW, making it the most successful Washington event ever for the foundation.
Guests included: Jane Lynch, Kathleen Turner, Nancy Pelosi, Al Franken, Keith Ellison, Julian Bond, Sandra Fluke, Doris Roberts, PFAW President Michael Keegan, YEO/Florida State House of Reps' Alan Williams, Norman's his wife Lyn and the rest of the Lear family, and about 200 Young Elected Officials (YEO is an organization of over 700 left-leaning elected officials under 35).