Sherman Hemsley, who played George Jefferson on The Jeffersons, has died, according to police.
Sherman Hemsley was a pioneer for blacks in Hollywood. He reached heights in the 70′s that opened the doors for other black actors to have there very own show. He was Truly a talented actor. He dropped out of high school in Philadelphia to enlist in the Air Force. Upon returning to Philadelphia he worked as a postal worker while taking night acting classes. Once he got the show the Jeffersons the rest was history. The Jeffersons & Amen continue to air on TV Land. He’ll be greatly missed.
George Jefferson was one hell of a dancer!