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Hemsley, Sherman, 1938-2012

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    • Sherman Alexander
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    • found: The Jeffersons. I do, I don't [MP] 1983: credits (cast, Sherman Hemsley)
    • found: Brooks' Complete directory to prime time tv stars 1946-present, 1987 (Sherman Hemsley; b. 2/1/1938 in Philadelphia, Pa.; black actor)
    • found: New York times WWW site, July 25, 2012 (in obituary published July 24: Sherman Hemsley; b. Sherman Alexander Hemsley, Feb. 1, 1938, Philadelphia; d. Tuesday [July 24, 2012], El Paso, aged 74; bantamweight comic actor who portrayed the scrappy, nouveau riche George Jefferson on the hit CBS sitcom The Jeffersons)
    • found: IMDb, May 5, 2015: Sherman Hemsley, biography (Sherman Alexander Hemsley, Air Force veteran and actor, was born on Feb. 1, 1938 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ... moved from south Philadelphia where he had spent most of his life to New York City. He worked as a post office clerk during the day and actor during the night ... professional acting debut on the Broadway play, Purlie ... Hemsley and co-star, Isabel Sanford were chosen to do a spin off of the show All In The Family called The Jeffersons ... in 1986 joined the NBC sitcom Amen ...) {}
    • found: Wikipedia, May 5, 2015: Sherman Hemsley (Sherman Alexander Hemsley (February 1, 1938 -- July 24, 2012) was an American actor, best known for his role as George Jefferson on the CBS television series All in the Family and The Jeffersons, Deacon Ernest Frye on the NBC series Amen, and B.P. Richfield on the ABC series Dinosaurs ... In 1989 Hemsley, who had previously been a jazz keyboardist, released a single titled "Ain't That a Kick in the Head". This was followed in 1992 with Dance, an album of rhythm and blues music ...) {}
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed Janary 29, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Hemsley, Sherman; actor, singer; born 01 February 1938 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. He attended Philadelphia Academy of Dramatic Arts; employed with U.S. Postal Service, New York (1966); and worked with Urban Arts Corps, NY (1967). He played in the CBS sitcom, All in the Family (1973) and also starred in his own sitcom CBS series, The Jeffersons (1975-1985). He won an NAACP Image Award for his portrayal of George Jefferson (1976 and 1982), and won a Golden Globe Award (1983). He starred in Amen on NBC (1991) and earned another NAACP Image Award (1987). He joined the Walt Disney Television/Jim Henson Production, Dinosaurs, on ABC (1994). He died 24 July 2012 in El Paso, Texas, United States)
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