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    George Jefferson/Deacon Frye is dead!

    http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/24/showbi...html?hpt=hp_t1

    Actor Sherman Hemsley is dead at 74.

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    He was so great in that role.
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    Bless Norman Lear for giving him the chance to shine in the role.
    Another big loss.
    RIP.

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    He's moving on up!

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    awww! He will be remembered fondly for a breakthrough role in television. RIP
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    I loved Sherman. He was from Philly too. Sad.

    I always found it odd that both he and Good Times actor John Amos were both 20 years younger than Isabel Sanford and Esther Rolle, who played their wives, Weezie and Florida.

    RIP Sherman.

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    I didn't even realize he was still alive. Not sure why I thought he had already passed away. RIP.
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    Funny stuff when George Jefferson pwned Archie Bunker on All in the Family. Those two played really well off each other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skatesindreams View Post
    Bless Norman Lear for giving him the chance to shine in the role.
    Three great comedies (The Jeffersons, Maude, and Good Times) from one great comedy (All In The Family).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rex View Post
    I always found it odd that both he and Good Times actor John Amos were both 20 years younger than Isabel Sanford and Esther Rolle, who played their wives, Weezie and Florida.
    Yes, but I didn't think this wasn't obvious on the shows. Both Hemsley and Amos were old-looking 30-somethings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duane View Post
    Yes, but I didn't think this wasn't obvious on the shows. Both Hemsley and Amos were old-looking 30-somethings.
    John Amos was actually kind of hot...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rex View Post
    John Amos was actually kind of hot...
    Yeah, I really loved John Amos when he was Uncle Jesse on Full House!

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    I loved George Jefferson...loved his " Weezie!!!"
    RIP, sir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rex View Post
    John Amos was actually kind of hot...
    Definitely! Sherman wasn't bad either.

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    I loved Sherman H. He was so funny.

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    On the news report I saw, they said he had also been an Air Force Veteran. Never knew that about him.

    Loved The Jeffersons and George and Weezie just so played off of each perfectly. I also loved Amen and thought it was a wonderful follow up role for him.

    Godspeed Mr. Hemsley and thank you for your service Sir. Rest in peace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skatesindreams View Post
    Bless Norman Lear for giving him the chance to shine in the role.
    Another big loss.
    RIP.
    Quote Originally Posted by Kasey View Post
    awww! He will be remembered fondly for a breakthrough role in television. RIP
    Quote Originally Posted by duane View Post
    Three great comedies (The Jeffersons, Maude, and Good Times) from one great comedy (All In The Family).
    What a loss! RIP, Sherman/George Jefferson.

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    George Jefferson and Deacon Frye - both the definition of swagger!

    Hemsley was a great and underrated actor. I hope the cable networks run lots of Jeffersons and Amen episodes in tribute and people will watch and admire his talent.

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    Too many great actors leaving us. RIP
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