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Norman Lear, Barbara Cook coming to Wallis Annenberg Center

TV veteran Norman Lear, Broadway legend Barbara Cook coming to @TheWallisBH

Norman Lear, the television veteran behind the sitcom "All in the Family" and other hits, and Barbara Cook, the Broadway stage legend, have been added to the current season of the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills. 

Lear is set to appear at the Wallis on March 12 for an on-stage conversation with Phil Rosenthal, the creator of "Everybody Loves Raymond." The event will be part of the "Arts & Ideas: Conversations at the Wallis" series.

Lear was a driving force behind popular sitcoms including "Maude," "Sanford and Son," "Good Times" and "One Day at a Time." His TV shows were known for tackling hot-button social and cultural issues in humorous ways. 

Cook is set to appear at the Wallis for one performance on March 10. The Wallis hasn't announced the program, which is expected to feature show tunes and other songs. 

In a career that spans more than six decades, Cook has starred in numerous Broadway musicals, including original productions of "The Music Man" and "Candide." She gave a concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall in 2012.

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