Black Ancestors : R.I.P. Sherman Hemsley

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  1. cherryblossom

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    Sherman Hemsley Dead At 74

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    Hemsley was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Feb. 1, 1938. His mother was a factory worker. Little is known about Hemsley’s father or any influence, if any, he played in his son’s life. Hemsley dropped out of high school to join the Air Force because of financial issues at home. After completing his service, He returned to Philly where he worked at the post office during the day and attended acting classes at night.
    He later moved to New York City where he continued to work at the post office during the day and honed his acting skills at night. His hard work eventually paid off when he starred as “Gitlow” in the original 1970 Broadway production, “Purley.” His stage career also includes stints with the Negro Ensemble Company and the Urban Arts Company.
    In 1971, Hemsley got a call from Norman Lear asking that he play the role of George Jefferson in his new television sitcom, “All In The Family.” Though Hemsley initially turned down the role, Lear offered to keep it open for him until he was ready. Hemsley join the cast two years later. Though he and his television wife’s charater, “Louise,” played by the late Isabela Sanford, were secondary, the pair eventually got their own spin-off show, “The Jeffersons,” in 1975....

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    All in the family, The Jeffersons, 227... RIP.
     
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    Thanks Sister Cherry :heart:

    Rest in Peace Dear Brother.

    :heart:

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    ....and AMEN!

     
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    houserunner Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I meant Amen, more than 227.

    lol, 227 was more Marla Gibbs than Sherman. Good catch!
     
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    In the Spirit of Sankofa,




    ... RIP Sherman, really enjoyed seeing your swagger...



    Peace In,


     
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    RIP Mr Hemsley better known as George Jefferson. Thank you so much for showing us your beautiful talent..
     
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    fish don't fry n the kitchen,beans dont burn on the grill,took a whole lot of trying just 2 get up that hill
    Now we off in the big league that's a known fact and nothing wrong with that , finally got a piece of the pie !

    R.I.P
    Good old George Jefferson
     
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