Isabel Sanford

Isabel Sanford

Age
86 (passed away Jul. 9th, 2004)
Birthday
Aug. 29th, 1917
Born in
New York City, New York, USA
Height
5' 3"

Isabel Sanford's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
All in the Family TV Show
All in the Family
The Jeffersons TV Show
The Jeffersons
Supertrain TV Show
Supertrain
 

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]



BIOGRAPHY:

Isabel Sanford was a Broadway actress for over thirty years before moving to Hollywood. She made numerous guest appearances on TV, including a stint as a supporting cast member on "The Carol Burnett Show" (1967). Until her passing, Isabel continued to act frequently, most recently in a series of commercials for Old Navy stores with "The Jeffersons" (1975) co-star, Sherman Hemsley. She made several commercials for Nick-at-Nite as well when the cable channel premiered "The Jeffersons" (1975).


TRIVIA:
  • Played the same character, Louise 'Weezy' Mills Jefferson, on four different TV series and one film: _Jane Austen's Mafia! (1998)_ (qv), _"The Jeffersons" (1975)_ (qv), _"All in the Family" (1971)_ (qv), _"Roseanne" (1988)_ (qv), and _"The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" (1990)_ (qv).
  • First African-American woman to win the Emmy award for "Best Actress in a Comedy" for her work on _"The Jeffersons" (1975)_ (qv).
  • Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 7, 2003-2005, pages 490-492. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2007.Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 7, 2003-2005, pages . Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2007.
  • Cast in the recurring role of Louise Jefferson on _"All in the Family" (1971)_ (qv) by series creator 'Norman Lear' (qv) who remembered her from a stage production of "The Amen Corner.".
  • Was over twenty years older than her _"The Jeffersons" (1975)_ (qv) co-star 'Sherman Hemsley' (qv) who played her husband on the series.
  • Cousin of 'Dorothy Butts' (qv).
  • Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She was joined at the ceremony by about 300 excited fans, family members and friends, including _"All in the Family" (1971)_ (qv) and _"The Jeffersons" (1975)_ (qv) creator 'Norman Lear' (qv) and 'Marla Gibbs' (qv), who played the Jeffersons' maid Florence. The star is at 7080 Hollywood Blvd.
  • The youngest of seven children and the only one to survive infancy.


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