'Jeffersons' star Sherman Hemsley dies at 74
Sherman Hemsley pictured with Isabel Sanford, who played his wife on the TV comedy series "The Jeffersons."
July 24th, 2012
06:37 PM ET

'Jeffersons' star Sherman Hemsley dies at 74

Sherman Hemsley, who played the brash George Jefferson on "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons," died Tuesday at age 74, his booking agent said.

Hemsley played Jefferson, a wisecracking owner of a dry cleaner on "All In the Family" from 1973 until 1975, when the spinoff "The Jeffersons" began an 11-season run.

Hemsley also played Deacon Ernest Frye in the sitcom "Amen."

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  1. 70's and 80's sitcom stars

    We're dropping like flies. Except for Ed Asner. He's immortal.

    July 24, 2012 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • banasy©

      Don't forget Abe Vigoda.
      Yes, he's still alive...

      July 24, 2012 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • OldHippieDude

      Hey, Kirk Douglas is still living, and the way it's going, he may outlive his son, Michael, who has throat cancer.

      July 25, 2012 at 2:08 am | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    lol @ BOMBO, ive been a fan since it was only on the radio!

    July 24, 2012 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. chrissy

    oops meant *only* on the radio.

    July 24, 2012 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    banasy in blue. banasy in black. Who is the real banasy. How do I change name color?

    July 24, 2012 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. banasy©

    Well, alrighty then, Sylvia.
    Thanks for the compliment, and you know GMTA!

    July 24, 2012 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. ronvan

    A class act and a class show, back in the days when TV actually had GOOD programs to watch! TODAY we have JUNK!

    July 25, 2012 at 1:06 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. John gemo

    Time hadn't come 4 this.is it the end of the jeffersons??

    July 25, 2012 at 1:12 am | Report abuse | Reply
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