Frances Lear

Deceased Person

1923 – 1996

96

Who was Frances Lear?

Frances Lear was an activist, magazine publisher and writer. She was the wife of television producer Norman Lear. After her 1985 divorce, Lear used her $112 million settlement to start Lear's, a magazine targeting women over 45. The magazine folded six years later. She was believed to be the inspiration for the character Maude Findlay on the sitcom Maude.

Lear died of breast cancer.

We need you!

Help us build the largest biographies collection on the web!

Born
Jul 14, 1923
Hudson
Also known as
  • Frances Loeb
Spouses
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Died
Sep 30, 1996
Manhattan

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

Citation

Use the citation below to add to a bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Frances Lear." Biographies.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 14 Aug. 2022. <https://www.biographies.net/people/en/frances_lear>.

Discuss this Frances Lear biography with the community:

0 Comments


    Browse Biographies.net