Groping in the grotto isn't the only thing the Playboy Mansion is good for. Magazine publisher
In addition to his TV producing work, the 90-year-old Lear became a liberal activist, founding People for the American Way in 1981.
Playboy wrote that it is honoring Lear for "his unwavering defense of the fundamental values laid out in the Bill of Rights, and his commitment to nurturing a new generation of young leaders."
An official ceremony will take place Wednesday morning at the mansion.
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