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    ez1jb

    [1]Sep 12, 2006
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    These are some of the rumors I've heard about the show:

    Was it true that Louise has asthma in real life, accounting for her raspy voice on the show?

    Sherman Helmsley is gay in real life?

    Roxie Davis had a serious drug addiction?

    Tell me if these rumors are true or not.

    Edited on 09/12/2006 8:39pm
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    chelimina

    [2]Sep 22, 2006
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    IDK...But, Roxie's last name was Roker, not Davis.
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    GSU2004

    [3]Sep 27, 2006
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    I have heard the one about Sherman Hemsley being gay in real life which caused alot of problems with Isabella Sanford in working with him.  I never heard about Roker's drug addiction nor Isabella's asthma. However, the asthma logic does sound believable given her raspy voice.  I used to think that she smoked hence the deeping of her voice. 
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    TasForMayor

    [4]Sep 30, 2006
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    My dad was pretty old and years ago he used to talk about Sherman Hemsley 'cause they were in the same age group. The other in his social group knew that Sherman was in several gay porn movies..that's why people knew he was gay It's just that old people don't really talk about that stuff and really who watches old gay porn from the 1950's!? It wasn't even in the box office anyway; just sold at the adult shops. P.S. my dad's not gay Sherman once worked at the same post office as him for a few months.
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    Ann523

    [5]Nov 27, 2006
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    I did hear that Sherman Hemsley is gay Roxie Roker was her name. She died of Cancer heard nothing about Drug abuse. Weezzy and asthma?? She was the maid in guess who's coming to dinner and she sounded the same, not sure about asthma.
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    ez1jb

    [6]Mar 12, 2007
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    Oh, Roker, thanks. I didn't ask what she DIED of, I asked if she'd had a drug addiction.
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