In spite of a horrendous childhood, Lear developed the necessary elements for success. Yes, he's a talented writer, producer and executive. He is also a master salesman. As a mid-level development executive in his Embassy Productions, I witnessed the executive Lear in action.
As the last of the baby boomers turn 50, the first of your cohort now share that privilege. The only bad news -- the oldest of you will soon lose the coveted distinction of being advertiser's target market!
When it comes to awful fictional mothers-in-law, Jackie Florrick of The Good Wife secured her place among the greats in last week's episode. Let's take a look back at some of her fellow Hall-of-Famers, TV's most horrifying mothers-in-law.