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jrlo (jrlo)
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Post Number: 142
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Posted on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 2:10 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I just heard that Isabel Sanford ("Weezie" Jefferson) passed away. My sympathies to her family
What a great lady!!!
RIP!!!!

What is going on latley...all these great people are leaving us!
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dvdmike (dvdmike)
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Post Number: 180
Registered: 4-2004
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Posted on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 3:11 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I saw it on Yahoo! today. 86 years young.
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SDF (handsome)
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Post Number: 239
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 170.118.158.14
Posted on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 3:12 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jul 12, 12:40 PM EDT

Isabel Sanford of'The Jeffersons' Dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Isabel Sanford, best known as "Weezie" or Louise Jefferson on the sitcom "The Jeffersons," has died of natural causes, her publicist said Monday. She was 86.

Sanford had been hospitalized since July 4 and died Friday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center with her daughter Pamela Ruff at her side, longtime friend, publicist and manager Brad Lemack said.

Her health waned after she underwent preventive surgery on a neck artery 10 months ago, Lemack said. He did not release a specific cause of death.

Sanford made her feature film debut in the classic "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner," before co-starring with Sherman Hemsley for more than 10 years in CBS's "The Jeffersons," a spin-off of the popular series "All in the Family," in which she also appeared.

In 1981, Sanford became the first black woman to receive an Emmy for Best Actress in a Comedy Series.

She had recently appeared on "The Simpsons" and in commercial campaigns for Denny's restaurants and retailer Old Navy.

In addition to her daughter, Sanford is survived by two sons, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be private but a public memorial service is planned, Lemack said.

Handsome
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bigdaddyg2k4 (bigdaddyg2k4)
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Post Number: 46
Registered: 4-2004
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Posted on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 4:28 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

ANOTHER LEGEND HAS PASSED AWAY! What is going on in 2004? First Marlon Brando, then Syreeta, now "Weezie" is gone too! All in a week-and-a-half! Well, George is one of the last ones left among us (Weezie, Helen Willis (Roxie Roker-Lenny Kravitz's mom) and Mother Jefferson are the three gone). The Jefferson will NEVER be the same again.
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Gary (gary)
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Post Number: 63
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Posted on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 4:58 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Whoa...this is really a shock to me. I always enjoyed her television work; she and Sherman Hemsley were just so believable and so funny as George and Weezie. R.I.P. Ms. Sanford.
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Destruction (destruction)
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Post Number: 148
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Posted on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 5:07 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

RIP Weezie...to a deluxe apartment in the sky.
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Lady Mystique (ladymystique)
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Post Number: 380
Registered: 4-2004
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Posted on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 5:37 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Things happen in threes...so sad, but I bet she has lived a full life. RIP Weezie.
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einnod23 (einnod23)
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Post Number: 24
Registered: 3-2004
Posted From: 208.27.111.121
Posted on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 6:07 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hmmmm, Hmmmm, Hmmmm, Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, yeah!

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

:-(
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~medusa~ (~medusa)
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Post Number: 296
Registered: 3-2004
Posted From: 68.249.241.197
Posted on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 8:41 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

jrlo, I posted Isabelle Sandfords' passing on the clubhouse Forum, before I saw this one...oops~
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Soul Sister (soul_sister)
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Post Number: 973
Registered: 4-2004
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Posted on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 8:55 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

R.I.P. and thanks for the laughs.
S.S.
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Kev-Lo (7273747576)
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Post Number: 139
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Posted on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 9:13 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

hi this is Kev-Lo I'm sorry about the passing of Isabelle Sandford she was outstanding on the Jeffersons she will be missed may God bless and keep her always
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marv (marv)
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Posted on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 9:46 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Another indelible image from my childhood/teenage years is gone. I loved the Jeffersons and Ms. Isabelle Sanford was one the reasons that made that show a hit. May God Bless and keep her forever. Amen.
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Don (don)
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Post Number: 271
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Posted on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 10:40 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My thoughts, prayers and condolences are with the family of The Late Isabelle Stanford. Thanks for the memories and the laughs. RIP Weezie.

Don
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Dinelle (dinelle_watson)
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Post Number: 129
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Posted on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 10:46 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Oh my God! All the good ones seemed to die young, don't they? Handsome, did the article say what was the cause of death?
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Don (don)
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Post Number: 273
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Posted on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 11:05 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I dug the way she spoke her mind to the thugs in the church scene in Original Gangster. Three stars
has passed to the big tv/movie sceen in the sky;
Ron O'Neal, Paul Winfield now Isabelle Stanford.
We all need believe it or not need to visit, call and talk with our family and the generation that has come before us. Rather it be the sick and the shut in, I DO.
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Uptight (uptight)
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Posted on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 11:40 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I am sorry to hear this :-(

When the cast was travelling with "The Jeffersons" stage show in the mid-1990s, it was exciting seeing the main cast perform scenes from the sitcom in person at the Fox Theater in Detroit. Among the actors from the show who are now gone, including Isabel Sanford and Roxy Roker, it was either the British(?) neighbor, Bentley, or Ralph the Doorman who had passed away before this tour. (I forget which one.)

Does anybody remember which one?
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Don (don)
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Post Number: 277
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Posted on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 11:56 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I read in the star Uptight that it was Ralph the Doorman.
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Uptight (uptight)
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Posted on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 - 12:09 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks Don.
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Shawn1 (shawn1b)
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Posted on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 - 12:21 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I am very saddened to hear that !I used to LOVE the Jefferson's !Shawn
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Eli (phillysoulman)
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Posted on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 - 12:31 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Movin on up, movin on up...RIP Ms Samford.
You are now in that DeeeeLux place, for sure!!!
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Eli (phillysoulman)
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Movin on up, movin on up...RIP Ms Sanford.
You are now in that DeeeeLux place, for sure!!!
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Charise (mistrivia1)
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Post Number: 150
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Posted on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 - 1:59 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Wow, again I come home to learn that another talent has passed. RIP Isabel Sanford. The Jeffersons lasted 10yrs on television and thanks to video(dvd) you can still watch seasons 1 & 2.
I have been meaning to get them, but I guess I really will have to, because I miss that show!:-):-)
Especially the verbalizing between Weezie & mother Jefferson, too funny!!!
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stone love (stone_love)
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Posted on Thursday, July 15, 2004 - 9:07 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

SO SAD ANOTHER SUPERSTAR IS GONE.RAY CHARLES SYREETA AND NOW ISABEL SANFORD. I REMEMBER HER IN LADY SINGS THE BLUES. WHAT A GREAT TALANT. R,I,P.
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Don (don)
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Posted on Thursday, July 15, 2004 - 9:49 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Last night TVLand did a episode of marathon dedicated to Ms. Isabelle Stanford. TVLand did a fine job of airing certain episodes. Because they all we're my favorites.

Don

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