Best Known For
Actor Sherman Hemsley played the popular television character George Jefferson in All in the Family and The Jeffersons in the 1970s and 1980s.
Think you know about Biography?
Answer questions and see how you rank against other players.Play Now
In 1996, Hemsley tried once again for sitcom success with Goode Behavior. He played an imprisoned scam artist released into the custody of his estranged son (Dorien Wilson). The character and the show failed to click with audiences.
The love for The Jeffersons endured, however. Hemsley and Sanford reprised the roles of George and Weezy for The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,
starring Will Smith and they appeared together in advertising campaigns.
Sherman Hemsley died at age of 74 at his home in El Paso, Texas, on July 24, 2012. While he never married nor had children, Hemsley will be forever remembered for his portrayal of one of television's funniest husbands and fathers. He will also be known for his groundbreaking sitcom The Jeffersons—one of the first to focus on an African-American family.
© 2014 A+E Networks. All rights reserved.
profile name: Sherman Hemsley profile occupation:
Sign in with Facebook to see how you and your friends are connected to famous icons.
Your Friends' Connections
Included In These Groups
From the early comedy of Nipsey Russell, Richard Pryor and Bill Cosby to the contemporary routines of Steve Harvey, Mo'Nique, Chris Rock, Wanda Sykes, Craig Robinson, Maya Rudolph and Dave Chappelle, black comedians have often used their wit to become the voice and face of the African-American experience. These legendary comedians have also set a very high bar—not only for African Americans, but for all comics trying to make it in show business. Learn more about these famous jokesters, from their early days to their comic beginnings, to their side-splitting performances and more.
Black Comedians 36 people in this group
Famous Aquarians 598 people in this group
Famous Actors 1024 people in this group