Sherman Hemsley, “George Jefferson” Dies at Age 74

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Sherman Hemsley who played George Jefferson in the 1970’s sitcom “The Jeffersons” was found dead at his home in El Paso, Texas he was 74 years old.

His character of  George Jefferson was first introduced in the landmark sitcom, “All in the Family” and the spinoff, “The Jeffersons” ran for 10 years from 1975 to 1985.

Hemsley was born in Philadelphia in 1938.  He served our country in the Air Force and was a Postal Employee before his acting career.

CLICK HERE FOR A STORY ON SHERMAN HEMSLEY FROM CBS NEWS

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