Go Back   AnandTech Forums > Social > Off Topic

Forums
· Hardware and Technology
· CPUs and Overclocking
· Motherboards
· Video Cards and Graphics
· Memory and Storage
· Power Supplies
· Cases & Cooling
· SFF, Notebooks, Pre-Built/Barebones PCs
· Networking
· Peripherals
· General Hardware
· Highly Technical
· Computer Help
· Home Theater PCs
· Consumer Electronics
· Digital and Video Cameras
· Mobile Devices & Gadgets
· Audio/Video & Home Theater
· Software
· Software for Windows
· All Things Apple
· *nix Software
· Operating Systems
· Programming
· PC Gaming
· Console Gaming
· Distributed Computing
· Security
· Social
· Off Topic
· Politics and News
· Discussion Club
· Love and Relationships
· The Garage
· Health and Fitness
· Home and Garden
· Merchandise and Shopping
· For Sale/Trade
· Hot Deals with Free Stuff/Contests
· Black Friday 2014
· Forum Issues
· Technical Forum Issues
· Personal Forum Issues
· Suggestion Box
· Moderator Resources
· Moderator Discussions
   

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-12-2004, 02:58 PM   #1
FelixDeCat
Lifer
 
FelixDeCat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 21,707
Default Isabel Sanford - "Weezie" Jefferson dies. :-(

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp...p/obit_sanford


Quote:
LOS ANGELES - Actress Isabel Sanford, best known as "Weezie," Louise Jefferson on the television sitcom "The Jeffersons," died of natural causes, her publicist said Monday. She was 86.

Sanford died Friday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she had been hospitalized since July 4, said Brad Lemack. Her daughter, Pamela Ruff, was at her side, he said.

Her health had waned after undergoing preventive surgery on a neck artery 10 months ago, Lemack said. He did not give a cause of death.

Sanford co-starred with Sherman Hemsley from 1975 to 1985 on CBS' "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 for her work on "The Jeffersons."

Sanford, a native New Yorker, was joined by "Jeffersons" creator Norman Lear and others in January when she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

"Here with stars in my eyes ? something that I dreamed about when I was 9 years old," she said at the time. "There are others that deserve it, but let everybody get their own."

She enjoyed getting fan mail from people who saw "The Jeffersons" for the first time in reruns, Lemack said.

"She was just amazed and so pleased that the show had that kind of lasting power and entertainment because she loved to make people laugh," he said.

Sanford made her feature film debut in the 1967 classic, "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner."

Recently, Sanford lent her voice to "The Simpsons" and appeared in commercial campaigns for Denny's restaurants and retailer Old Navy.

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

__________________
Heart God

Freedom of Choice
FelixDeCat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2004, 03:00 PM   #2
Ausm
Lifer
 
Ausm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Madison,Wi
Posts: 25,152
Default RE: Isabel Sanford - "Weezie" Jefferson dies. :-(

I'll miss her. She was a great actress. She didn't look to good on this years TV Land award show.


Sysadmin
__________________
It's ok to eat fish, because fish don't have any feelings.

You know your're getting old when MILF'S look young
Ausm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2004, 03:06 PM   #3
y2kc
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Posts: 2,547
Default Isabel Sanford - "Weezie" Jefferson dies. :-(

RIP
__________________
"...for some people, this world ain't ever gonna be right"

karma is merciless
y2kc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2004, 03:10 PM   #4
PanzerIV
Diamond Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 6,877
Default RE: Isabel Sanford - "Weezie" Jefferson dies. :-(

Roxie Roker (Helen) passed away in '95. That just leaves Tom and George now.
PanzerIV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2004, 03:12 PM   #5
KK
Lifer
 
KK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 15,669
Default RE: Isabel Sanford - "Weezie" Jefferson dies. :-(

She looked pretty bad at those TVland awards just a couple monthes ago. Atleast I think that is where I thought I seen her.

KK
__________________
"What you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul."
KK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2004, 03:13 PM   #6
Ausm
Lifer
 
Ausm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Madison,Wi
Posts: 25,152
Default RE: Isabel Sanford - "Weezie" Jefferson dies. :-(

Quote:
Originally posted by: KK
She looked pretty bad at those TVland awards just a couple monthes ago. Atleast I think that is where I thought I seen her.

KK


Affirmative



Sysadmin
__________________
It's ok to eat fish, because fish don't have any feelings.

You know your're getting old when MILF'S look young
Ausm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2004, 03:21 PM   #7
bleeb
Lifer
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Posts: 10,868
Default RE: Isabel Sanford - "Weezie" Jefferson dies. :-(

Quote:
Originally posted by: Sysadmin
I'll miss her. She was a great actress. She didn't look to good on this years TV Land award show.


Sysadmin
__________________
[ Rig ][ For Sale ][ Heat ]
bleeb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2004, 03:30 PM   #8
melly
Diamond Member
 
melly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Mellyville
Posts: 3,612
Default RE: Isabel Sanford - "Weezie" Jefferson dies. :-(

Quote:
Originally posted by: PanzerIV
Roxie Roker (Helen) passed away in '95. That just leaves Tom and George now.
I didn't know that? Bah. Also didn't know Weezie was that old, either? How old is Sherman Helmsey (George)?
__________________
Don't call it a comeback; I've been here for years.
--LL Cool J Mama Said Knock You Out
melly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2004, 03:33 PM   #9
PanzerIV
Diamond Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 6,877
Default RE: Isabel Sanford - "Weezie" Jefferson dies. :-(

Quote:
Originally posted by: melly
Quote:
Originally posted by: PanzerIV
Roxie Roker (Helen) passed away in '95. That just leaves Tom and George now.
I didn't know that? Bah. Also didn't know Weezie was that old, either? How old is Sherman Helmsey (George)?
According to IMDB he was born in 1938. Damn she was way older than him in real life! I never really noticed on the show.
PanzerIV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2004, 03:36 PM   #10
Ausm
Lifer
 
Ausm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Madison,Wi
Posts: 25,152
Default RE: Isabel Sanford - "Weezie" Jefferson dies. :-(

Quote:
Originally posted by: melly
Quote:
Originally posted by: PanzerIV
Roxie Roker (Helen) passed away in '95. That just leaves Tom and George now.
I didn't know that? Bah. Also didn't know Weezie was that old, either? How old is Sherman Helmsey (George)?


She died young and she is also Lenny Kravitz's mother IRL.


Sysadmin
__________________
It's ok to eat fish, because fish don't have any feelings.

You know your're getting old when MILF'S look young
Ausm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2004, 03:37 PM   #11
moshquerade
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Chicagoland
Posts: 61,723
Default RE: Isabel Sanford - "Weezie" Jefferson dies. :-(

she most certainly has moved on up "to that deluxe apartment in the sky" now.

RIP
moshquerade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2004, 03:39 PM   #12
Azraele
Elite Member
 
Azraele's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: VA
Posts: 16,408
Default RE: Isabel Sanford - "Weezie" Jefferson dies. :-(

__________________
Kia Kaha.
Azraele is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2004, 04:13 PM   #13
Stifko
Diamond Member
 
Stifko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Bronx NYC
Posts: 4,754
Default RE: Isabel Sanford - "Weezie" Jefferson dies. :-(

Quote:
Originally posted by: KK
She looked pretty bad at those TVland awards just a couple monthes ago. Atleast I think that is where I thought I seen her.

KK
I noticed that too, she looked to me like she had a stroke.

R.I.P Isable Sanford
Stifko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2004, 04:21 PM   #14
CPA
Elite Member
 
CPA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 29,009
Default RE: Isabel Sanford - "Weezie" Jefferson dies. :-(

Quote:
Originally posted by: Sysadmin
Quote:
Originally posted by: melly
Quote:
Originally posted by: PanzerIV
Roxie Roker (Helen) passed away in '95. That just leaves Tom and George now.
I didn't know that? Bah. Also didn't know Weezie was that old, either? How old is Sherman Helmsey (George)?


She died young and she is also Lenny Kravitz's mother IRL.


Sysadmin

Affirmative
__________________
Temp Heroes - BoomerD, skyking, jacob0401, EagleKeeper, alchemyst, Sabot, Shinerburke, bob4432
CPA is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2004, 04:27 PM   #15
raanemaan
Golden Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,774
Default RE: Isabel Sanford - "Weezie" Jefferson dies. :-(

Quote:
Originally posted by: Stifko
Quote:
Originally posted by: KK
She looked pretty bad at those TVland awards just a couple monthes ago. Atleast I think that is where I thought I seen her.

KK
I noticed that too, she looked to me like she had a stroke.

R.I.P Isable Sanford
__________________
A pat on the back is just inches from a kick in the A$$
raanemaan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2004, 06:15 PM   #16
NightCrawler
Diamond Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 3,179
Default RE: Isabel Sanford - "Weezie" Jefferson dies. :-(

not weezie...not weezie....is Mr Drumond still alive ?
NightCrawler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2004, 06:18 PM   #17
Aquaman
Lifer
 
Aquaman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Posts: 25,055
Default Isabel Sanford - "Weezie" Jefferson dies. :-(

OMGWATERMELON RIP

Cheers,
Aquaman
__________________
"Fools will come to my house asking for me not to pity them but it will be raining and I won't be home, so I will continue to pity them" - Mr. T from the Year 2000 Mr.T Edition <BR><BR>Are you part of some kind of "Introduce the Mentally Handicapped to the Wonders of the Internet" program or something? - Fausto1
Aquaman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2004, 06:21 PM   #18
Led Zeppelin
Diamond Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 3,555
Default Isabel Sanford - "Weezie" Jefferson dies. :-(

I was shocked when I heard she was 86 years old. RIP Weezie.
__________________
Boston Red Sox: 2004 & 2007 World Champions

New England Patriots: NFL World Champions of Super Bowl XXXVI, XXXVIII, & XXXIX.

Boston Celtics: 17 NBA World Championships
Led Zeppelin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2004, 06:26 PM   #19
JulesMaximus
No Lifer
 
JulesMaximus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: San Diego (aka Literbike, CA)
Posts: 67,666
Default Isabel Sanford - "Weezie" Jefferson dies. :-(

Meh, she was old...she lived a long time and was successful.

Be happy for her. :beer:
__________________
“The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it's profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater.” -Frank Zappa
JulesMaximus is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2004, 06:26 PM   #20
chibchakan
Platinum Member
 
chibchakan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 2,351
Default Isabel Sanford - "Weezie" Jefferson dies. :-(

Quote:
Originally posted by: BostonRedSox
I was shocked when I heard she was 86 years old. RIP Weezie.


Oh lord, not Weezie. [img]i/expressions/rose.gif[/img]
chibchakan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.