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Actor on The Jeffersons dies

 
 
Reply Fri 10 Feb, 2006 06:46 pm
The Jeffersons" actor dies at age 77
(2/10/06 - LOS ANGELES, CA) - Franklin Cover, who became a familiar face as George and Louise Jefferson's white neighbor in the long-running TV sitcom "The Jeffersons," has died, his publicist said Thursday. He was 77.
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Cliff Hanger
 
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Reply Fri 10 Feb, 2006 09:04 pm
Was he the British guy?
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 10 Feb, 2006 09:06 pm
I don't know if he was British. His wife was black, on the show.
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Lash
 
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Reply Fri 10 Feb, 2006 09:07 pm
I think he was Lionel's decidedly un-hip dad.

The inside of the Oreo, I think George called him.

Honkey.

The paler aspect of the zebra...
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Cliff Hanger
 
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Reply Fri 10 Feb, 2006 09:10 pm
Ok, the woman who played his wife is, was (she died too) Lenny Kravitz's mother.
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Fri 10 Feb, 2006 09:10 pm
I hate white people
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Cliff Hanger
 
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Reply Fri 10 Feb, 2006 09:12 pm
Well Gus, you're in luck, cause one just died.
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Fri 10 Feb, 2006 09:13 pm
excellent
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Intrepid
 
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Reply Fri 10 Feb, 2006 09:30 pm
Cast:
Sherman Hemsley ...... George Jefferson
Isabel Sanford ....... Louise Jefferson
Mike & Damon Evans ... Lionel Jefferson
Marla Gibbs .......... Florence Johnston
Franklin Cover ....... Tom Willis
Roxie Roker .......... Helen Willis
Zara Cully ........... Olivia Jefferson
Paul Benedict ........ Harry Bentley
Belinda Tolbert ...... Jenny Willis Jefferson
Ned Wertimer ......... Ralph
Danny Wells .......... Charlie
Ernest Harden Jr. .... Marcus Garvey
Ebonie Smith ......... Jessica Jefferson
Jay Hammer ........... Allan Willis

http://www.crazyabouttv.com/Images/jeffersons.jpg
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Lash
 
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Reply Fri 10 Feb, 2006 10:07 pm
That was a bogus Lionel, btw.
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Amigo
 
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Reply Fri 10 Feb, 2006 10:23 pm
Well we're movin on up, to the east side.
To a deluxe apartment in the sky.
Movin on up
To the east side
We finally got a piece of the pie.
Fish don't fry in the kitchen;
Beans don't burn on the grill.
Took a whole lot of tryin'
Just to get up that hill.
Now we're up in the big leagues
Gettin' our turn at bat.
As long as we live, it's you and me baby
There ain,t nothin wrong with that.
Well we're movin on up,
To the east side.
To a deluxe apartment in the sky.
Movin on up
To the east side.
We finally got a piece of the pie.
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Sturgis
 
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Reply Sat 11 Feb, 2006 08:08 am
I liked the show...the first time 'round. Then came endless re-runs and it became annoying. I always felt Cover was overshadowed by all the people around him on that show.



Rumor has it that he was born in Cleveland Ohio....
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Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Sat 11 Feb, 2006 08:09 am
Lash wrote:
I think he was Lionel's decidedly un-hip dad.

The inside of the Oreo, I think George called him.

Honkey.

The paler aspect of the zebra...


lionel was georges son.
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Lash
 
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Reply Sat 11 Feb, 2006 08:11 am
Dangnabit. You are correct.

Lionel's father in law.
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Cliff Hanger
 
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Reply Sat 11 Feb, 2006 02:54 pm
A few years ago when the media exposed Thomas Jefferson having fathered a child with his slave Sally Hemmings an editorial cartoon was published:

It was a drawing of Weezie and George happily clutching their suitcases, running toward Monticello and singing "We're movin on up..."
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Cliff Hanger
 
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Reply Sat 11 Feb, 2006 02:57 pm
blueveinedthrobber wrote:
Lash wrote:
I think he was Lionel's decidedly un-hip dad.

The inside of the Oreo, I think George called him.

Honkey.

The paler aspect of the zebra...


lionel was georges son.


And that brings up an observation: The Willis' were childless. I have a feeling their mixed marriage was enough for the network. They didn't want the public to perceive that a mixed couple might actually fornicate.
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Lash
 
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Reply Sat 11 Feb, 2006 06:32 pm
But...I thought Lionel married their zebra daughter?
What was her name?
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Sat 11 Feb, 2006 06:36 pm
Jenny?
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Lash
 
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Reply Sat 11 Feb, 2006 06:48 pm
THAT'S IT!!!


<Charlie Brown is blown in concentric backward loops>

Retort, Cliff?
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Cliff Hanger
 
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Reply Sat 11 Feb, 2006 06:50 pm
S***, there goes my childless thought, the daughter didn't make appearences too often, or did she? Despite my mistake, she was not memorable.
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