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.