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.