Sherman Hemsley's Interview Is Now Online
During his interview, Mr. Hemsley spoke of his early career as a stage actor (while continuing to work a day-job at the post office) and his rise to fame as “George Jefferson” on All in the Family. Hemsley spoke of his being cast for the role and the subsequent long-running spin-off, The Jeffersons. Hemsely then spoke about creating the character of "Deacon Ernest Frye" on Amen. The interview was conducted by Karen Herman on August 17, 2003.