WASHINGTON -- The creator of "All In The Family," "Good Times," "The Jeffersons" and more sitcoms that shaped the American television landscape, Norman Lear, celebrated his 90th birthday Thursday night at the Kennedy Center.

Surrounded by fellow progressives of all ages, the birthday boy enjoyed an evening with the 6th Annual Convening of the Young Elected Officials Network.

Hosted by the People For the American Way Foundation, an organization Lear co-founded with Barbara Jordan, the event drew a handful of celebrities, both of the Hollywood and D.C. persuasion.

Guests mingled, snapped inevitable Facebook photos and dined on finger foods. Lear, naturally, was the star of the hour, surrounded by friends like Kathleen Turner, Jane Lynch, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and more.

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  • Happy 90th Birthday, Norman Lear

    Norman Lear attends the People For The American Way Foundation's celebration of Norman Lear's 90th Birthday and the Young Elected Officials Network at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on June 21, 2012, in Washington, DC.

  • Happy 90th Birthday, Norman Lear

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Norman Lear attend the People For The American Way Foundation's celebratoin of Norman Lear's 90th Birthday and the Young Elected Officials Network at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on June 21, 2012, in Washington, DC.

  • Happy 90th Birthday, Norman Lear

    Kathleen Turner and Michael Keegan attend the People For The American Way Foundation's celebration of Norman Lear's 90th Birthday and the Young Elected Officials Network at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on June 21, 2012 in Washington, DC.

  • Happy 90th Birthday, Norman Lear

    Norman Lear and Lyn Lear attend the People For The American Way Foundation's celebration of Norman Lear's 90th Birthday and the Young Elected Officials Network at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on June 21, 2012, in Washington, DC.

  • Happy 90th Birthday, Norman Lear

    Actress Doris Roberts and Michael Keegan attend the People For The American Way Foundation's celebration of Norman Lear's 90th Birthday and the Young Elected Officials Network at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on June 21, 2012 in Washington, DC.

  • Happy 90th Birthday, Norman Lear

    Julian Bond attends the People For The American Way Foundation's celebration of Norman Lear's 90th Birthday and the Young Elected Officials Network at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on June 21, 2012, in Washington, DC.

  • Happy 90th Birthday, Norman Lear

    Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) attends the People For The American Way Foundation's celebration of Norman Lear's 90th Birthday and the Young Elected Officials Network at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on June 21, 2012, in Washington, DC.

  • Happy 90th Birthday, Norman Lear

    Lyn Lear, Kathleen Turner, Nancy Pelosi, Norman Lear and actress Jane Lynch attend the People For The American Way Foundation's celebration of Norman Lear's 90th Birthday and the Young Elected Officials Network at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on June 21, 2012, in Washington, DC.

  • Happy 90th Birthday, Norman Lear

    Actress Jane Lynch attends the People For The American Way Foundation's celebration of Norman Lear's 90th Birthday and the Young Elected Officials Network at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on June 21, 201,2 in Washington, DC.

  • Happy 90th Birthday, Norman Lear

    Dolores Huarta attends the People For The American Way Foundation's celebration of Norman Lear's 90th Birthday and the Young Elected Officials Network at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on June 21, 2012, in Washington, DC.

  • Happy 90th Birthday, Norman Lear

    Michael Keegan and Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) attend the People For The American Way Foundation's celebratoin of Norman Lear's 90th Birthday and the Young Elected Officials Network at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on June 21, 2012, in Washington, DC.