Sherman Hemsley

2nd Annual TV Land Awards

Hemsley in 2004, photo by PrPhotos

Birth Name: Sherman Alexander Hemsley

Date of Birth: February 1, 1938

Place of Birth: South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Death: July 24, 2012

Place of Death: El Paso, Texas, U.S.

Ethnicity: African-American

Sherman Hemsley was an American actor. He was known for starring as George Jefferson on All in the Family and The Jeffersons, and for his roles on the series Amen, Dinosaurs, and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

He was raised by his mother, Arsenia, who worked in a lamp factory.

Sherman’s maternal grandmother was Mary L. Hatch (the daughter of John Hatch and Pauline Williams). Mary was born in Pennsylvania. Pauline was the daughter of Hiram Williams and Isabella Smith.

Source: Genealogy of Sherman Hemsley (appears to misidentify Sherman’s father) –

1 Response

  1. fuzzybear44 says:

    I had no idea he died last year

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