Sherman Hemsley died on July 24, 2012. Sherman was 74 years old.
Sherman Hemsley was buried at Fort Bliss National Cemetery in El Paso Texas.
As of June, 2007 Sherman Hemsley owes the state of California over 340,000 in taxes.
Sherman is 11 years older than his TV son, Mike Evans on The Jeffersons.
Sherman is 5 feet 6 inches tall.
Sherman was awarded two NAACP 'Image Awards', one in 1976, and one in 1987. He was also awarded a Golden Globe, for his role on The Jeffersons in 1982.
Sherman owns his own production company called 'Love Is, Incorporated'.
Sherman served in the United States Air Force, and studied at the University of Philadelphia Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Sherman was active in the 'Advanced Workshop of the Negro Ensemble Company' in New York City.
Sherman, owing The Internal Revenue Service $15,500.00 in debt, filed for bankruptcy in June of 1999.
Sherman practices meditation and Yoga to keep his spirit centered.
Sherman enjoys reading, writing, and relaxing outdoors in the sun in his free time.
Sherman's George Jefferson character was ranked #44 in Tv Guide's list of '50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time' in the June 20th, 2004 edition.
Sherman is known for his 'George Jefferson' dance. Fans always stop him, and request that he do it for them.
Sherman invited Marla Gibbs to appear on the reality show, The Surreal Life for a skit with him, in a competition. She was said to be busy, and could not appear, but barged onto the set and stole the show, winning Sherman the award.
Sherman has played his character 'George Jefferson' on four different television series, and in a movie: All In The Family in 1971, The Jeffersons in 1975, ER in 1984, and The Fresh Prince of Bel Air in 1990. The movie was Mafia! in 1998.
Sherman appeared in his first television commercial for Crest toothpaste, in the early 1970's.
Sherman hosted Nick at Nite's, The Jeffersons marathon with former co-star, Marla Gibbs.
Sherman appeared in a commercial with Isabel Sanford for Old Navy, in 1998. They also appeared together again in 2001, for a commercial for Denny's Diner.
Sherman appeared in the Michael Jackson music video 'Liberian Girl', and in Nelly's music video 'Batter Up' in 2001, that features part of theme to The Jeffersons in the hook.
Sherman starred in two television series after his hit role on The Jeffersons, that didn't make it. There was the 1993 sitcom Townsend Television, followed by Good Behavior in 1996.
Sherman made his film debut in 1975, he played Reverend Mike, in the comedy Love At First Bite.
Sherman was discovered by television producer Norman Lear, while on Broadway. Lear was so impressed by Sherman, that he created a character just for him, a tempermental, ego-driven neighbor to Archie bunker, named George Jefferson. The two characters were alter-egos of one another.
Sherman started his career in show business on Broadway, playing Gitlow in the musical production of +Purlie in 1970.
Sherman worked for the U.S. Post Office in the late 1960s before becoming an actor.