Happy Birthday Norman Lear! Rest in Peace Sherman Hemsley.

Today is the 90th birthday of Norman Lear, the creator of some of the most important sitcoms of the 1970s and 1980s. In his honor, and in memory of the actor Sherman Hemsley, who passed away this past week, enjoy this blog on the black sitcom from NBC news writer Chiderah Monde.

george jefferson, Sherman Hemsley, norman lear, the jeffersons, sitcoms

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One response

  1. Here is Sherman Hemsley’s obituary:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/25/arts/television/sherman-hemsley-star-of-the-jeffersons-dies-at-74.html?_r=1&hpw

    And two more blogs on “The Jeffersons”:

    http://malikaziz.com/2009/05/16/most-important-black-tv-shows-17-the-jeffersons/

    http://howsweetitwas.wordpress.com/2012/07/24/244/

    Feel free to post other discussions of The Jeffersons or other of Lear’s sitcoms. And we would love for you to write about sitcoms for our blog.

    –Tracy

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