Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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The Jeffersons & Amen
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Sherman Alexander Hemsley (born February 1, 1938) is an NAACP Image Award-winning American actor, most famous for his role as George Jefferson on the CBS television series All in the Family and The Jeffersons and as Deacon Ernest Frye on 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 in South Philadelphia by his mother, who was a factory worker. He dropped out of school and joined the Air Force, where he stayed for four years. When he left the Air Force, he moved back to Philadelphia where he worked for the Post Office during the day while attending acting school 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.
Hemsley has largely retired from television acting, although he and Isabel Sanford reunited in the late 90`s and in the early 2000s, reprising their roles in guest spots on television programs such as The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and commercials for Old Navy and Denny`s. They continued to work together in piecemeal fashion until Sanford began having health problems leading to her death in 2004.
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Sherman Alexander Hemsley
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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.
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El Paso, Texas, USA
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