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Published Date: 7/24/2014
As a young man Sherman Hemsley worked at the U.S. Post Office while pursuing his dream of acting. His first big break was in the Broadway show "Purlie," which landed him the role that would make him famous: George Jefferson. Hemsley became an icon of African American...
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Published Date: 7/9/2014
Isabel Sanford was the first African-American actress to win the Primetime Emmy for Lead Actress for her portrayal of Louise "Weezy" Jefferson on "The Jeffersons." She began her career in nightclubs and amateur nights at the famed Apollo Theater in New York City,...
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Published Date: 6/24/2014
"The Jeffersons" was one of our favorite sitcoms of the 1970s and '80s. For 11 seasons we tuned in to watch George and Weezie and their friends and family. Remember the show and its stars with this gallery featuring photos of the cast and favorite moments from the show.
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Published Date: 6/21/2014
Carroll O'Connor helped to redefine television comedy in the 1970s as Archie Bunker, using the medium to tackle issues of race relations, women's rights and other serious topics. On "All in the Family," and later "Archie Bunker's Place," O'Connor spent years as the...
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Published Date: 6/2/2014
Ann B. Davis, known best as Alice, the loving housekeeper from the classic '70s sitcom "The Brady Bunch," died June 1, 2014, at 88. As we remember her, we're wondering: Which '70s sitcom was your favorite? Take our poll and let us know.
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Published Date: 5/31/2014
Jean Stapleton found fame as Edith Bunker, one of the most beloved characters in television history. She is also responsible for Edith's demise, requested that the longsuffering matriarch be killed off after playing Edith in 208 episodes of "All in the Family" and five...
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