Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Sherman Hemsley, R.I.P.


I loved The Jeffersons when I was a kid. Rest in peace Mr. Hemsley.

From TMZ --

Sherman Hemsley, the actor who made the character George Jefferson famous in "The Jeffersons," has died, El Paso cops tell TMZ.

Hemsley died at his home in El Paso, Texas.

Hemsley, who was 74, became famous during his appearances on "All in the Family."  The spin-off, "The Jeffersons" was a monster hit.  He also starred in the TV show, "Amen."  He was also a professional singer and even released the single in 1989, "Ain't that A Kick in the Head."

Hemsley had no wife and no kids.

It's unclear how he died.

5 comments:

Caffeinated Joe said...

Sad to hear it. He was great as George Jefferson!

Keir said...

I even remember Amen... He launched two series on the basis of one great performance.

Dr. Theda said...

One of my favorite performances by this Great actor was the role of Winslow Schott ("the Toyman") in a holiday episode of the "Adventures of Lois and Clark".... I Love the Villains.... and he gave "Character" to the Villain...

Michael Jones said...

Don't forget his brilliant turn as B.P. Richfield on Dinosaurs!

Dr. Theda said...

He made for a Great "grouchy Boss" on Dinosaurs.....LoL....
poor Earl...