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Actress Isabel Sanford of Jefferson fame has died.
Fox

Posted on 07/12/2004 9:29:36 AM PDT by Dog

Just announced on Fox..


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To: Dog

She was cool. It was one of the few good shows.


21 posted on 07/12/2004 9:44:52 AM PDT by RightWhale (Withdraw from the 1967 UN Outer Space Treaty and establish property rights)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

"Hopefully she's "movin' on up".

To a Delux apartment in the Sky!


22 posted on 07/12/2004 9:47:10 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Remember 9-11 on 11-2 !)
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To: Dog

Another cherished bit of my childhood/young adulthood is gone. Never missed that show!


23 posted on 07/12/2004 9:48:10 AM PDT by GodBlessRonaldReagan (Count Petofi will not be denied!)
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To: Dog

They don't make comedies like they used to! RIP, Wheezie.


24 posted on 07/12/2004 9:50:51 AM PDT by Ciexyz ("FR, best viewed with a budgie on hand")
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To: Dog

"to a deluxe apartment, in the sky"


25 posted on 07/12/2004 9:57:04 AM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: Notwithstanding

Didn't they get rich with a lawsuit? Yes, they worked hard at the dry cleaners, but I seem to remember that they were able to move on up b/c they sued someone.


26 posted on 07/12/2004 9:58:55 AM PDT by Melpomene
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To: HenryLeeII
Growing up, I never had a close relationship with my own parents, and logically, George and Weezy Jefferson became vicarious parent figures in my own life.  Whenever I was confronted with a problem, I could always count on sage and level headed advice to be portioned out by Weezy or a crazy, harebrained scheme by George to give me guidance.
 
Lionel was like a brother to me and I have to say that I felt a great sense of betrayal when he continued to make guest appearances on All in the Family.  However, that paled in comparison when my muse, Florence, left to try her hand at a spin-off.  That bit of treachery still causes bad feelings to this day.
 
George and Weezy weren't perfect, George calling me "honky" during the Thanksgiving episode was particularly hurtful, and Weezy probably let me get away with more than she should, but I still get a warm, sentimental feeling whenever I stop by the drycleaners.

Owl_Eagle

”Guns Before Butter.”

27 posted on 07/12/2004 10:00:41 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (Kerry/Edwards, uncertain leadership for uncertain times.)
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To: Dog

RIP Weezie ... in that dee-luxe apartment in the sky


28 posted on 07/12/2004 10:03:18 AM PDT by bassmaner (Let's take the word "liberal" back from the commies!!)
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To: Dog

"The Jeffersons" was one of my favorite shows growing up as a little kid. Rest in peace Miss Sanford, and thanks for the laughs.


29 posted on 07/12/2004 10:06:29 AM PDT by jpl ("America's greatest chapter is still to be written, for the best is yet to come." - Ronald W. Reagan)
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To: Melpomene
George Jefferson was a successful businessman, millionaire and owner of seven dry cleaning stores. There's a lengthy story about them here and it makes no mention of any lawsuit. Not that it never happened, but I've found nothing that said it did. Have you?
30 posted on 07/12/2004 10:08:17 AM PDT by South40 (Amnesty for ILLEGALS is a slap in the face to the USBP!)
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To: Dog
She was 87?!? Are you kidding me?
31 posted on 07/12/2004 10:08:23 AM PDT by Houmatt
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To: Dog; Admin Moderator
Please correct the headline spelling. It's "Isabel".

I try not to be a spelling nazi but misspelled headlines bug me. Particularly to announce someone death. It seems a tad disrespectful.

32 posted on 07/12/2004 10:11:16 AM PDT by Tall_Texan (Ronald Reagan - Greatest President of the 20th Century.)
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To: Notwithstanding

"The Jeffersons" was meant to be (and was spun off from) a black version of "All In The Family" with George playing the Archie "bigot" role. Weezie was supposed to be the Edith-like kindhearted foil.

But, over time, both Archie and George were allowed to mellow and now the left thinks blacks are *incapable* of bigotry. I wonder how that idea goes over in Zimbabwe.


33 posted on 07/12/2004 10:14:54 AM PDT by Tall_Texan (Ronald Reagan - Greatest President of the 20th Century.)
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To: Dog
Rest in peace Weesie.

Prayers for the family.

34 posted on 07/12/2004 10:16:59 AM PDT by Vigilantcitizen ("I believe that what you say about others speaks volumes about yourself." Zell Miller)
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To: Tall_Texan

There was no disrespect intended... I spelled the name wrong...


35 posted on 07/12/2004 10:16:59 AM PDT by Dog
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To: HostileTerritory
There was a huge age difference between Sanford and Hemsley.

According to IMDB.com, she was born in 1917 and he was born in 1938. I knew that she was older, but I had no idea how much older.

36 posted on 07/12/2004 10:17:54 AM PDT by kennedy
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To: Houmatt
Yes, she was 87. I remember some 20 years ago I told some friends that Isabel Sanford was close to 70 years old -- they didn't believe me.

Then I reminded them that she played the maid in "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" some 20 (now close to 40) years ago. Then they believed me.

37 posted on 07/12/2004 10:18:25 AM PDT by PallMal
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To: Dog

SO ?


38 posted on 07/12/2004 10:18:55 AM PDT by jongaltsr (Hope to See ya in Galt's Gultch.)
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To: Dog

I know you meant no disrespect. I was merely pointing out how it can "look".


39 posted on 07/12/2004 10:18:57 AM PDT by Tall_Texan (Ronald Reagan - Greatest President of the 20th Century.)
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To: Houmatt
She was 87?!? Are you kidding me?

Me too! I just seen her and Sherman Helmsley in an Old Navy commericial. Holy smokes she looked good for an 87 year old. I thought maybe she was in her 60s - wait a minute, she WAS in her 60s during the television show!!!!

40 posted on 07/12/2004 10:22:19 AM PDT by ServesURight
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