From George Jefferson to 'Amen': Remembering Sherman Hemsley

SLIDESHOW - A look back at the highlights of Sherman Hemsley's career ...

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Sherman Hemsley had a long, varied career, from a role in the Broadway musical Purlie in 1972, to the role as Archie Bunker’s irascible black neighbor in All in the Family, which spawned a starring role in his own ground-breaking sitcom, The Jeffersons. We remember the comedic actor, who TMZ reports has died at age 74.