Sherman Hemsley


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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Reuben Cannon

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Reuben Cannon on casting Sherman Hemsley and co-producing Amen

Marla Gibbs

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Marla Gibbs on working with her Jeffersons co-star Sherman Hemsley as "George Jefferson"

Robert Guillaume

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Robert Guillaume on actor Sherman Hemsley

Norman Lear

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Norman Lear spinning off The Jeffersons,, casting Sherman Hemsley as "George Jefferson," and his portrayal of black life on various shows

David Lee

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David Lee on writing for the cast of The Jeffersons

Garrett Morris

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Garrett Morris on fond memories working with Sherman Hemsley, Michael Moye and Ron Levitt on The Jeffersons

John Rich

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John Rich on casting "George Jefferson" on  All in the Family
John Rich on how Sherman Hemsley was cast as George Jefferson on All in the Family, and later, The Jeffersons (spin-off)
Director John Rich on using props to tell backstory of characters - as he did with Sherman Hensley's "George Jefferson"

Rita Riggs

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Rita Riggs on costuming Sherman Hemsley and Isabel Sanford as "George and Louise Jefferson" on All in the Family and The Jeffersons

Isabel Sanford

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Isabel Sanford on Sherman Hemsley being cast as "George Jefferson" on All in the Family
Isabel Sanford on appearing in a series of Old Navy and Denny's commercials with Sherman Hemsley

Jack Shea

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Jack Shea The Jeffersons' Sherman Hemsley ("George Jefferson")
Jack Shea on directing Good Behavior starring Sherman Hemsley

George Sunga

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George Sunga on the cast of The Jeffersons

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