WARNING...SOME SCENES ARE DISTURBING!Published on Jul 24, 2012 by movieclipsTRAILERS
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Sherman Alexander Hemsley was born on February 1, 1938 in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is most noted as portraying the character of 'George Jefferson' on 'All In The Family'. Sherman was raised by a single mother who worked as a factory worker. He dropped out of school to join the Air Force and served four years. Once discharged from the Air Force, Sherman began work at the Post Office while he attended acting school at night. He moved to New York and did the same thing, working for the Post Office while continuing his studies in acting at night. Sherman performed mainly with productions of plays and worked with various groups. During that time, Norman Lear called him to play the role of 'George Jefferson' but Sherman did not want to leave the current theatre role he had. Norman Lear told him he would keep the role open for him and two years later Sherman joined the cast for what would be his most memorable association. The success of the teaming of Isabel Sanford and Sherman Hemsley as husband and wife got them their own spinoff in 'The Jeffersons'. In reality, Isabel was 20 years older than Hemsley but it did not matter. The audience accepted them as a credible match. After the cancellation of 'The Jefferson's, Sherman teamed up with original cast members for a Broadway production of the show. He then joined the cast of 'Amen' playing an 'unscrupulous' church deacon. In the past decade, Sherman appeared in guest spots on different shows with his fellow cast member, Isabel Sanford. They are also seen together in different commercials and enjoyed occasional appearances until Isabel fell ill and passed away in 2004. Little know fact is that Sherman was a bit of a 1970's progressive rock band fan. He especially enjoyed the works of Yes, Gentle Giant and Nektar. In 1999, he collaborated with Yes founder Jon Anderson for an album that was never released. Today, Sherman Hemsley passed away of natural causes at this home in El Paso, Texas. He was 74 years old. Find the connection!
From the writer/director of BOXING HELENA From the mind of writer/director Jennifer Lynch comes the shocker that panicked ratings boards and stunned audiences worldwide: When he was 9 years old Tim and his mother were abducted by taxi-driving serial killer Bob (an intensely disturbing performance by Vincent D'Onofrio). Tim's mother was murdered. Tim was kept as a chained slave forced to bury the bodies of young women Bob drags home and keep scrapbooks of the crimes. Now a teenager Tim (Eamon Farren) and Bob share a depraved father/son/prot+ªg+ª relationship. But who will ultimately sever the bond between 'family' and unimaginable horror? Jake Weber ("Medium") Evan Bird ("The Killing") and Julia Ormond (THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON "Mad Men") co-star in what critics are calling one of the most controversial and uncompromising thrillers of our time.
- Number of discs: 1
- Rated: R (Restricted)
- Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
- DVD Release Date: October 2, 2012
Let me make this real clear...this is the Blu-ray version. You get one disc in that format. Do not confuse it with the Bonus Blu-ray and DVD combo pack.