The actor was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for 1970's "Love Story," and appeared in classics like "Paper Moon," "Barry Lyndon" and "What's Up, Doc?"
“We hope that her life and career will serve as an inspiration for others to follow their dreams and passions," her family said.
Lear changed popular culture by presenting TV families that faced the same problems as everyday Americans.
With “All in the Family,” “Sanford and Son,” “The Jeffersons” and “Maude,” Lear brought social comedy into America’s living rooms.
"I think of myself as an old lady who's had a pretty darn good career," she once said.
The war criminal Henry Kissinger died at his home in Connecticut at 100 years old.
The veteran character actor became a familiar face to TV viewers later in life with roles also in “Sex and the City” and “The Closer."
The titan of American foreign policy was complicit in millions of deaths — and never showed remorse for his decisions.
A self-described New Dealer whom many credit with introducing "neoliberalism" had his biggest influence through the journalists he first hired at The Washington Monthly.
The actor was best known for portraying rightfully protective mothers in both of the iconic gangster dramas.