July 24, 2012 at 2:01 pm #252745
How was he only nominated once? (’84)July 24, 2012 at 2:15 pm #252747
So sad to hear about this. May he rest in peace.
I just had a conversation about The Jeffersons and I said that Marla Gibbs and Sherman Hemsley were the only two alive of the main characters.July 24, 2012 at 4:00 pm #252748
not sure I can handle anymore legends passing away! Now Sherman Hemsley
(from “The Jeffersons” and “Amen”) has left us. R.I.P. George Jefferson
is an iconic TV character; it makes me cringe that Mr. Hemsley never
won an Emmy for that role!July 24, 2012 at 4:53 pm #252749
May he rest in peace. He was truly a legend.July 24, 2012 at 5:26 pm #252750
He was great on Amen too.
I loved when he did Living In America on AmenJuly 24, 2012 at 5:26 pm #252751
He was great on Amen too.
I loved when he did Living In America on AmenJuly 24, 2012 at 5:29 pm #252752
It’s a shame Sherman Hemsley never won an Emmy for the iconic role of George Jefferson.July 24, 2012 at 5:42 pm #252753
R.I.P i always liked Sherman HemsleyJuly 24, 2012 at 7:29 pm #252754
Too many legends are leaving us lately. Very sad news today.
RIP.July 25, 2012 at 12:12 am #252755
Many years of laughs between “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons” and even “Amen.” The first two shows really hold up, even after all this time.
I was surprised, also, to realize he’d only been nominated once for an Emmy, not even for his voiceover work on “Dinosaurs.”
I’ve been listening to the “Jeffersons” theme song all day; I always liked that they had a closing theme, too. I really hate how theme songs and the like have been squeezed out for more commercials and concern that audiences will instantly switch the channel.
RIP, Mr. Hemsley! You’ll be remembered.July 25, 2012 at 1:36 pm #252756
R.I.P. He was a legend, and he left us with two shows containing some of the best TV theme songs ever: “Amen” and “The Jeffersons.”July 25, 2012 at 5:38 pm #252757
RIP. I used to watch The Jeffersons when I was younger, he was great. It’s weird he only earned one Emmy nomination for the show.July 25, 2012 at 8:55 pm #252758
I don’t want to turn this into a race issue…but I will anyway! It’s not shocking that Hemsley never won an Emmy. Black sitcoms never did well with the Emmys…except the Cosby Show.
Yeah, there were a few stand outs like Jackee and Isabel Sanford, but, overall…black sitcoms rarely had a chance.
oh, and RIP Sherman HemsleyJuly 25, 2012 at 9:32 pm #252759
I had no idea Hemsley only received one Emmy nomination for this role as opposed to Isabel Sanford’s seven. Thankfully, she got her due on nom number five.
Hemsley’s loss has me pondering the history of African Americans in this category. It’s inspired a new thread, as this one should remain about Hemsley and his fans’ memories.