Sherman Hemsley (George Jefferson) Dead At 74

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Sherman Alexander Hemsley better known for his role as George Jefferson on the famous TV Show “The Jeffersons,” has died at 74 at his home in  El Paso, Texas.

He also starred in the TV show, “Amen.”  He was also a professional singer and even released the single in 1989, “Ain’t that A Kick in the Head.”

Hemsley was born and raised in South Philadelphia by his mother. He performed with local acting groups in Philadelphia before moving to New York to study with Lloyd Richards at the Negro Ensemble Company.

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