Sherman Hemsley


Sherman Hemsley Trivia


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    • 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.

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