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Born on July 27, 1922 in New Haven, CT, Lear was raised by his father, Herman, a salesman, and his mother, Jeannette. Remembered as a jokester while attending Weaver High School in upstate Hartford, Lear landed a full scholarship to Emerson College after winning first prize in the American Legion Oratorical Contest for his take on what the U.S. Con...

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