Sherman Hemsley, famous for playing George Jefferson on the classic TV sitcom The Jeffersons, has died. Sources say Hemsley died at his home in El Paso, Texas, of natural causes. He was 74. “The Jeffersons” was a spinoff of the “All In The Family” series with Archie & Edith Bunker, and it ran on CBS from 1975 to 1985 and when it was canceled it was the longest-running prime-time series on the air. Hemsley later starred as Deacon Ernest Frye on “Amen,” which aired from 1986 to 1991.
Chad Everett. the star of the 1970s TV series “Medical Center” who went on to appear in such films and shows as “Mulholland Drive” and “Melrose Place”, died Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles after a year-and-a-half-long battle with lung cancer. Everett is survived by his two daughters and six grandchildren. He was married to actress Shelby Grant for 45 years until her death last year.