Funnyman Sherman Hemsley died Tuesday at 74. The comedian, best known for his role as George Jefferson on classic TV shows "All in the Family" and its spinoff, "The Jeffersons," leaves behind a legacy of laughs that has CNN's audience reminiscing about a different age of television and saying thanks for all the smiles.
A true entertainer
Carolae: What a loss for the entertainment industry. George and "Weezie" were great together on "The Jeffersons." It was one of those shows that made you feel good when you weren't. You couldn't help but love him .. especially his walk and his craziness! Am hoping that TV Land channel or another channel will run "The Jeffersons" for a week. ... My condolences to his family.
SandraC: He wasn't just an actor, but a professional singer. He even released a single "Ain't That a Kick in the Head"
R.I.P. Mr. Sherman, thank you for everything.
TV's golden age
puppetmaster: Mr. Hemsley will be missed dearly - I used to watch him and Weezy all the time as a kid. I guess I will have to watch some reruns to pay tribute the "Man," "The Legend," "George Jefferson." I loved that show ... Prayers for his family and friends ...
desertrat218: Greatest shows ever were when he was Archie Bunker's neighbor! Those two were great together!
truegrissel: That was intellectual programming compared to the mindless programming for today's people.
felino2012: "Welcome Back, Kotter," "All in the Family," "The Jeffersons," "Good Times," now those were the days! These shows bring back so many fond memories for me of my childhood. The shows that we have on TV now aren't worth a s***, but that's just my opinion. RIP Mr. Hemsley.
blueeyeddevi: That's when TV was TV. And now we have Snookie. God is punishing us.
The good ole' days
cpc65I: Just had to see all the "movin' on up" jokes. I'm old enough to remember when he first appeared on "All in the Family" before he got the spinoff show. RIP, Mr. Sherman "George" Hemsley.
JJC1967: George Jefferson was the man. Another part of my childhood gone. RIP, sir.
Thanks for the laughs
Valdis Reid: Moved on up, for the last time. So long Sherman, thanks for the laughs. You will be missed.
MotoJB: RIP ... thanks for the laughs and good times.
felino2012: RIP, Sherman. thanks for the many years of laughter.
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