Archive for July 24th, 2012

ACTOR SHERMAN HEMSLEY HAS DIED AT 74

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Sherman Hemsley
    
      Sherman Alexander Hemsley
(February 1, 1938 – July 24, 2012)

(FOX News) – Iconic sitcom actor Sherman Hemsley, who made the character George Jefferson famous in “The Jeffersons” has died, his rep told Reuters Tuesday.

"Sherman Hemsley has been pronounced dead El Paso Sheriff’s Department has confirmed,” the actor’s agent Todd Frank said in a statement given to Reuters.

Hemsley appears to have died from natural causes, TMZ who first reported the
news of his death, said. Sources say he was discovered by his nurse who initially
thought that the actor was sleeping.

The 74-year-old star, who rose to fame after his appearances on “All in the Family”
and ultimately the spinoff, “The Jeffersons” was also a professional singer.

Hemsley was born in Philadelphia and ultimately dropped out of high school to join
the Air Force, People magazine reports. He later worked for the U.S. Postal Service before turning to show business.

“The Jeffersons,”  earned Hemsley both Emmy and Golden Globe nominations.

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THE IDEAL BRAIN TONIC !

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SPLASH DOWN ON THIS DAY IN 1969

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President Nixon visits the Apollo 11 crew in quarantine after splash down

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AVIATOR BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1897

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Amelia-Earhart

   Amelia Mary Earhart (July 24, 1897 – disappeared July 2, 1937)

Earhart was a noted aviation pioneer and the first woman to receive the U.S. 
Distinguished Flying Cross.

During an attempt to make a circumnavigational flight of the globe in 1937
in a Lockheed Model 10 Electra, Earhart disappeared over the central
Pacific Ocean near Howland Island. She was declared legally dead on 
January 5, 1939.

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Amelia Earhart waves from her Electra before taking off from Los Angeles, Ca. 
on March 10, 1937

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NOVELTY SINGER DIED ON THIS DAY IN 1968

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James Drake, who billed himself as Nervous Norvus for his 1956, #8 hit record "Transfusion", a novelty tune about accidents, died of liver failure at the age 
of 56.

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