Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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The Jeffersons & Amen
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Sherman Alexander Hemsley (February 1, 1938 – July 24, 2012) was an American actor, best known for his role as George Jefferson on the CBS television series All in the Family and The Jeffersons, and as Deacon Ernest Frye on the NBC series Amen. He also played Earl Sinclair’s horrifying boss, a Triceratops named B.P. Richfield, on the Jim Henson sitcom Dinosaurs.
Hemsley was born and raised around 22nd and Christian streets in South Philadelphia by his mother, who worked in a lamp factory. He did not meet his father until he was 14. He attended Barrat Middle School, Central High School for 9th grade and Bok Technical High School for 10th, when he dropped out of school and joined the United States Air Force, where he served for four years. On leaving the Air Force, he returned to Philadelphia, where he worked for the Post Office during the day while attending the Academy of Dramatic Arts at night. He then moved to New York, continuing to work for the Post Office during the day while working as an actor at night. He starred as the character Gitlow in the early 1970s Broadway play Purlie.
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Sherman Alexander Hemsley
Sherman Alexander Hemsley (February 1, 1938 – July 24, 2012) was an American actor, best known for his role as George Jefferson on the CBS television series All in the Family and The Jeffersons, Deacon Ernest Frye on the NBC series Amen, and B.P. Richfield on the ABC series Dinosaurs.
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El Paso, Texas, USA
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passed away on 24th Jul 2012 aged 74. |||
Sherman Hemsley passed away on 24th Jul 2012 aged 74.
Sherman Hemsley is a 74 year old American Actor. Born Sherman Alexander Hemsley on 1st February, 1938 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, he is famous for The Jeffersons & Amen in a career that spans c. 1970–2012. His zodiac sign is Aquarius.
Sherman Hemsley was in 3 on-screen matchups, notably with Clifton Davis in Amen (1986), Isabel Sanford in The Jeffersons (1975) and LaWanda Page in The Love Boat (1977).
Sherman Hemsley is a member of the following lists:
Male actors from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
African-American male actors and
American male stage actors.
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