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Isabel Sanford

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Biography

Publicity photo of Isabel Sanford with The Jeffersons co-stars, Sherman Hemsley and Mike Evans, circa 1974.

Source: Wikipedia

Isabel Sanford (born Eloise Gwendolyn Sanford; August 29, 1917 – July 9, 2004) was an American stage, film and television actress best known for her role as Louise "Weezy" Mills-Jefferson on the CBS sitcoms All in the Family (1971–1975) and The Jeffersons (1975–1985). In 1981, she became the first black American actress to win a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.

Fact file

  • Born: Eloise Gwendolyn Sanford August 29, 1917 New York City, New York, U.S.
  • Died: July 9, 2004 (aged 86) Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Resting place: Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills
  • Nationality: American
  • Occupation: Actress
  • Years active: 1967–2004
  • Known for: Louise "Weezy" Mills-Jefferson on All in the Family and The Jeffersons
  • Spouse(s): William E. Richmond (m.1945-60; his death)
  • Children: 3
  • Awards: 1981-Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (The Jeffersons)
  • Website: www.isabelsanford.tv

Read more about Isabel Sanford at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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TV's stars, creators tell their stories online
MSNBC Television New, 2009-09-16 16:06:27
Steve Allen describes the birth of "Tonight." Isabel Sanford talks about her path from theater to "The Jeffersons." Writer-producer James L. Brooks pulls back the curtain on the creation of "The Simpsons" and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," while leading lady Moore offers her own perspective.

TV's stars, creators tell their stories online (AP)
Yahoo Entertainment, 2009-09-16 10:40:09
AP - Steve Allen describes the birth of "Tonight." Isabel Sanford talks about her path from theater to "The Jeffersons." Writer-producer James L. Brooks pulls back the curtain on the creation of "The Simpsons" and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," while leading lady Moore offers her own perspective.

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