LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ned Wertimer, who played Ralph the Doorman on all 11 seasons of the CBS sitcom “The Jeffersons,” has died. Wertimer’s manager Brad Lemack said Tuesday that the 89-year-old actor died at a Los Angeles-area nursing home on Jan. 2, following a November fall at his home in Burbank. A native of […]
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Friends and family are remembering actor Sherman Hemsley at his funeral service in West Texas by showing video clips of his best known role as George Jefferson on the TV sitcom “The Jeffersons.” About 150 people attended Hemsley’s service Wednesday at Cielo Vista Church in El Paso. He died in […]
“Glee” co-creator Ryan Murphy didn’t hesitate when given a chance to pay tribute to his American idol, legendary TV producer Norman Lear, at the 40th International Emmy Awards.
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A Texas judge has ordered DNA testing on a man who claims to be the brother of the late “The Jeffersons” star Sherman Hemsley. Richard Thornton is challenging the validity of Hemsley’s will, which names the actor’s longtime manager, Flora Enchinton of El Paso, as sole beneficiary. Hemsley died of […]
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The embalmed body of actor Sherman Hemsley, who became famous for his role as television’s George Jefferson, will be kept in refrigeration at an El Paso funeral home until a local court rules on the validity of his will. In the will Hemsley signed six weeks before dying of lung […]
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A Texas medical examiner’s office says cancer led to the death of actor Sherman Hemsley, who starred as George Jefferson in the hit television sitcom “The Jeffersons.” The El Paso County medical examiner’s office released a report Wednesday attributing the actor’s death to a cancerous tumor obstructing a large vein. […]
No autopsy will be done on “The Jeffersons” lead actor Sherman Hemsley because his medical history indicates he died of natural causes at age 74, an official said on Wednesday.
Sherman Hemsley, the actor who played George Jefferson on television in “The Jeffersons,” a 1970s sitcom that was one of the first to focus on a black family, has died at age 74 in El Paso, Texas, his representative said.
By Kimberly Potts The eclectic lineup of new members who will be inducted in the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame next year includes a network executive, a pair of producers who created a seminal reality series and three beloved sitcom stars. Former ABC and Disney exec Michael Eisner, “Real World” creators […]