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Isabel Sanford Biography and Filmography
Isabel Sanford
Birthday: August 29, 1917
Birth Place: New York, New York, USA
Height: 5' 3"
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Isabel Sanford was a Broadway actress for over thirty years before moving to Hollywood. She made numerous guest appearances in various to include recurring member on "The Carol Burnett Show." Isabel continues to act frequently, most recently in a series of commercials for Old Navy stores with "Jeffersons" co-star, Sherman Hemsley. She made several commercials for Nick-at-Nite as well when the cable channel premiered The Jeffersons.
Jackie's Back! (1999)
[ Whoopie Goldberg ][ Kathie Najimy ][ Kyla Pratt ][ Jo Beth Williams ][ Loretta Devine ]
Click Three Times (1999)
Jane Austen's Mafia! (1998)
[ Christina Applegate ][ Marisol Nichols ][ Sofia Milos ][ Olympia Dukakis ][ Pamela Gidley ]
Sprung (1997)
[ Aaliyah ][ Tisha Campbell ][ Paula J Parker ]
Original Gangstas (1996)
[ Pam Grier ]
Will Is from Mars... (1995)
Nanna Don't Play (1995)
South Beach (1992)
[ Stella Stevens ][ Vanity ]
Pucker Up and Bark Like a Dog (1990)
[ Lisa Zane ][ Phyllis Diller ]
Thammy the Thongwriter (1982)
[ Marla Gibbs ]
Sorry, Wrong Meeting (1981)
[ Marla Gibbs ]
Desperate Moves (1981)
Tell Her She's Great/Matchmaker, Matchmaker Times Two/The Baby Alarm (1980)
[ Melissa Sue Anderson ]
Love at First Bite (1979)
[ Susan Saint James ][ Gilda Texter ]
George the Philanthropist (1977)
[ Marla Gibbs ]
Bentley's Problem (1977)
[ Marla Gibbs ]
The Jeffersons Move on Up (1975)
Archie's Contract (1974)
Lionel the Live-In (1974)
Lionel's Engagement (1974)
[ Zara Cully ]
The Photographer (1974)
[ Lin Lindeland ]
Up the Sandbox (1972)
[ Stockard Channing ][ Carol White ]
Lady Sings the Blues (1972)
[ Jayne Kennedy ]
Hickey & Boggs (1972)
The New Centurions (1972)
[ Francesca Kitten Natividad ][ Jane Alexander ]
The Great Man's Whiskers (1972)
Love and the Baby/Love and the Big Mother/Love and the Free Weekend/Love and the Jealous Husband/Love and the Old Cowboy (1971)
[ Jessica Walter ]
The Red, White, and Black (1970)
The Comic (1969)
[ Michele Lee ]
Pendulum (1969)
[ Jean Seberg ]
The Young Runaways (1968)
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)
[ Alexandra Hay ]
  • Her son, Sanford K. Sanford, and her daughter, Pamela, appeared on her "Intimate Portrait" on Lifetime.
  • Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She was joined at the ceremony by about 300 fans, family members and friends, including "All in the Family" and "Jeffersons" creator Norman Lear and Marla Gibbs, who played the Jeffersons' maid Florence.
  • Played the same character, Louise 'Weezy' Mills Jefferson, on five different TV series: Jane Austen's Mafia! (1998), "The Jeffersons, (1975), "All in the Family" (1971) "Roseanne (1988) and "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, (1990).
  • First African-American actress to win the Emmy award for "Best Actress in a Comedy" for her work on "The Jeffersons."
  • She was the first African American Woman to win an Emmy Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series in 1981.
  • Discovered for "All in the Family" by Norman Lear who remembered her from a stage production of "The Amen Corner."
  • Joined the American Negro Theatre in Harlem following her graduation from high school. Also was a member of the theatre company The Star Players down the road.
  • Had a daughter and two sons by her marriage to William "Sonny" Richmond, a housepainter. She gave up her career to raise her family but moved to Los Angeles in 1960 with her children after the marriage fell apart to renew her acting career.
  • Once performed comedy as a teen at the Apollo Theatre's amateur night.
  • The youngest of seven children and the only one to survive infancy.
  • Was over twenty years older than her "The Jeffersons" (1975) co-star Sherman Hemsley who played her husband on the series.

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