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Old 12-07-2008, 02:31 PM   #1
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THE JEFFERSONS....did you know?




Did you realize there are only TWO people from the cast of the Jeffersons still alive?

Zara Cully (Mother Jefferson), died 2/28/78
Roxie Roker (Helen Willis), died 12/2/95
Isabel Sanford (Louise Jefferson), died 7/9/04
Franklin Cover (Tom Willis), died 2/5/06
Mike Evans (Lionel Jefferson), died 12/14/06
Paul Benedict (Mr. Bentley), died 12/1/08



Marla Gibbs and Sherman Hemsley are all we have left.

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Old 12-07-2008, 04:19 PM   #2
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Did you realize there are only TWO people from the cast of the Jeffersons still alive?

Zara Cully (Mother Jefferson), died 2/28/78
Roxie Roker (Helen Willis), died 12/2/95
Isabel Sanford (Louise Jefferson), died 7/9/04
Franklin Cover (Tom Willis), died 2/5/06
Mike Evans (Lionel Jefferson), died 12/14/06
Paul Benedict (Mr. Bentley), died 12/1/08



Marla Gibbs and Sherman Hemsley are all we have left.

Something tragically ironic yet poetic about Florence and Mr. Jefferson being the sole survivors
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Old 12-07-2008, 04:21 PM   #3
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Did you realize there are only TWO people from the cast of the Jeffersons still alive?

Zara Cully (Mother Jefferson), died 2/28/78
Roxie Roker (Helen Willis), died 12/2/95Lennie Kravitz mom
Isabel Sanford (Louise Jefferson), died 7/9/04
Franklin Cover (Tom Willis), died 2/5/06
Mike Evans (Lionel Jefferson), died 12/14/06
Paul Benedict (Mr. Bentley), died 12/1/08



Marla Gibbs and Sherman Hemsley are all we have left.


2 actors play lionel
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Old 12-07-2008, 04:24 PM   #4
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did you know that sherman was half florence age when he was casted as george, in an interview he said he was one of those guys who was in his late
20's but looked as if he was in his 40's. He laughs now bec he finally looks his age and people say he hasnt changed a bit in 20 years since the jefferson's ...
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Old 12-07-2008, 07:11 PM   #5
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Is the actress that played Jenny Willis-Jefferson still alive? I think she should be counted as a regular cast member.
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Old 12-07-2008, 07:18 PM   #6
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did you know that sherman was half florence age when he was casted as george, in an interview he said he was one of those guys who was in his late
20's but looked as if he was in his 40's. He laughs now bec he finally looks his age and people say he hasnt changed a bit in 20 years since the jefferson's ...
Very hard to believe he was in his 20s with that hairline.

One of my favorite shows of all time.
Here's Tom trying to act "black". LOL

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Old 12-07-2008, 08:04 PM   #7
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Very hard to believe he was in his 20s with that hairline.

One of my favorite shows of all time.
Here's Tom trying to act "black". LOL

<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/Xa572_vrjkU&hl=en&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/Xa572_vrjkU&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>
yep, he said he lost his hair by the time he was 23,
LOL, he always got older roles because of hs look,

I saw this episode, he was trying to impress her new boss
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Old 12-07-2008, 08:51 PM   #8
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did you know that sherman was half florence age when he was casted as george, in an interview he said he was one of those guys who was in his late
20's but looked as if he was in his 40's. He laughs now bec he finally looks his age and people say he hasnt changed a bit in 20 years since the jefferson's ...


Sherman was 36 and Marla was 43 when the Jeffersons first aired in 1975.
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Old 12-07-2008, 08:52 PM   #9
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Is the actress that played Jenny Willis-Jefferson still alive? I think she should be counted as a regular cast member.
i was about to postsomething about her.
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Old 12-07-2008, 08:55 PM   #10
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Sherman was 36 and Marla was 43 when the Jeffersons first aired in 1975.
u sure monster??, I say that interview he had and remember them saying he was so much younger than he looked,, oh well
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