Sherman Hemsley, George Jefferson on 'The Jeffersons,' Dead at 74S

TMZ is reporting that Sherman Hemsley, who played George Jefferson on The Jeffersons and All in the Family, has died. Hemsley, who was born in South Philadelphia, was a postal worker before becoming a full-time actor. After a stint on Broadway, he was cast as George Jefferson in All in the Family by Norman Lear, the legendary producer; from there, the character was spun off into The Jeffersons, which ran for more than a decade. No cause of death has been announced.