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    Re: Rest In Peace.

    Quote Originally Posted by Little Sew&Sew View Post
    She may not be your typical 'celebrity', but she was famous . . . . and it was because of the good things she did.

    Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space, dies at age 61, according to Sally Ride Science | abc13.com
    Oh, boy.

    I remember when she went into space.

    What a year this is for people leaving.

    RIP, Sally.
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    I also remember Sally Ride's ride into space -- such an admirable woman.

    Also gone today is famed writer, producer, director Frank Pierson. His writing credits include Dog Day Afternoon, Cool Hand Luke, Cat Ballou, and episodes of The Good Wife and Mad Men. His list of credits under each of them is amazing. He also served a stint as Academy president.
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    I LOVED Sally's name!!! Plus she had a great smile! I'd have been smiling all of the time with a name like that, too!
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    Re: Rest In Peace.

    Couldn't find any site that CONFIRMS this, but there are several that are "reporting" it.

    Sherman Hemsley Dead: 'The Jeffersons' Actor Dies At 74
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    Re: Rest In Peace.

    There might be something to this story . . .

    Sherman Hemsley Dead; The Jeffersons Star Dies at 74 : People.com

    If this IS true, instead of just being another "report", I'm dumbstruck.
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    TMZ is reporting his passing as well. Sherman Hemsley Dead -- Actor Who Played George Jefferson Dies at 74 | TMZ.com

    The article says he died of natural causes, but also says that his nurse found him. That says to me that he was ill. Most healthy people - even in their 70's - don't have a nurse.

    I was sad to hear the news and surprised that he was only 74. I guess I thought he was much older. I have fond memories of The Jeffersons. I loved that show when I was a kid. Sherman was one of the great comedic TV actors.
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    I seem to recall seeing Sherman Helmsley in the not too distant pass and thinking that he did not look at all well. have been on something like the tv land awards if I'm remembering correctly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Sew&Sew View Post
    Couldn't find any site that CONFIRMS this, but there are several that are "reporting" it.

    Sherman Hemsley Dead: 'The Jeffersons' Actor Dies At 74
    Sad to hear. I guess he's "Movin on Up".
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    Yes, Critical, he was a heck of a comedic actor.

    I mean, that banty rooster pose and strut that he'd put on as George? And the way he'd get into a verbal throwdown with Florence, especially, or whoever else was in his line of fire at a given time? Pure comic genius and timing.

    I miss The Jeffersons, and I'll miss him, too.

    RIP, Sherman.
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    What an iconic role - I loved the Jeffersons, especially George's "walk"/strut.

    RIP Sherman.

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