One of America’s most prolific television producers and political activist Norman Lear — who turns 100 in July — and his wife Lyn Davis Lear just sold their 15th-century Central Park West chic pad for $17.5 million in an off-market deal, according to real estate records. .
They were the original purchasers of the building, paying $10 million in 2008 for the 38th floor unit.
Lear — who won five Emmys, a National Medal of Arts, and is in the Television Hall of Fame — created more than 100 television shows, including classics like “All in the Family,” “Sanford and Sons,” “Good Times,” “One day at a time’, ‘Maude’ and ‘The Jeffersons’.
The two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit is 2,367 square feet and went into contract in 2006.
This year, the couple were interviewed about how to have a successful marriage; this is Lear’s third. The answer involves a lot of laughter — along with a focus on children, spirituality and some psychedelics, they said.
In 1980, Lear founded People for the American Way. In 2001, the Lears bought and toured a Dunlap broadside, one of the first published copies of the Declaration of Independence, for $8.1 million.
In 2001, he also produced a filmed, dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence with Rob Reiner at Philadelphia’s Independence Hall.