Sherman Hemsley, a.k.a. George Jefferson, has died

Sherman Hemsley, whose most famous role was playing George Jefferson, patriarch of the popular 1970s sitcom, The Jeffersons, died today.

Hemsley and the late Isabel Sanford were originally cast in 1973 as supporting actors in All in the Family. Less than two years later they starred in the spinoff The Jeffersons, which enjoyed an 11-season run.

Hemsley, who was 74, died at his home in El Paso, Texas.


Thats sooooo sad :( he was such a great actor

He was a great actor and he was so funny RIP Sherman:(

Sherman Hemsley, not Helmsley, was a very funny man. AADL can you please respect this man properly by spelling his name correctly. RIP Sherman....

I used to watch his show often when I was growing up. He will be missed.

Correction has been made. Many thanks for the feedback.

RIP Sherman Hemsley. :(

One of my favorite episodes of Lois and Clark was a Christmas one where he played the villain (who of course was reformed by the end of the episode, it being Christmas and all). Sad :(