On Facebook Tuesday, Joyce Ladnera former interim president of Howard University, posted a notice about the death of actor Sherman Hemsley of television's "The Jeffersons" and praised him as "out and proud. The blog post the retired administrator referenced never offered evidence that Hemsley was gay, although it said, " [Hemsley], who never married, was reportedly an out and proud gay man. He had no children.
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I mentioned that last part because in his life and also in death; it is speculated that Mr. Hemsley was homosexual. VH1 had him listed as a top black gay actor on its lists in which was never rebuffed by Hemsley.
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Hemsley also starred in the comedies Amen and Goode Behaviorand had numerous guest roles on other series. He was Hemsley was reportedly performing in the Broadway musical Purlie in when he received a phone call from Norman Lear, who wanted to cast him as George Jefferson in All in the Family.
Sherman Hemsley, who entertained millions as self-made man George Jefferson on All in the Family and The Jeffersonsdied at his home in El Paso, Texasat the age of 74 from natural causes. He never came out officially but rumorsboth with substance and without, circulated that he was gay. Speaking of which, what was the deal with Mister Bentley?