2 TV Actors From Decades Ago Have Died This Week
Sherman Hemsley, the actor who made the irascible, bigoted George Jefferson of "The Jeffersons" one of television's most memorable characters and a symbol for urban upward mobility, has died. He was 74.
Police in El Paso, Texas, said late Tuesday that Hemsley was found dead at a home on the eastside of the city. A statement from police said no foul play is suspected and that the exact cause of death is pending.
Actor Chad Everett has died after an 18-month battle with lung cancer. He was 75.
The star passed away at his home in Los Angeles on Tuesday, according to his daughter Katherine Thorp.
Everett appeared in 1960s detective series Surfside 6 and went on to star in a string of TV shows and movies before landing his most famous part in U.S. show Medical Center in 1969.
He played the role of Dr. Joe Gannon in the drama, which ran until 1976.