ARE THE JEFFERSONS?
"The Jeffersons," if you didn't know already, was,
and is, an extremely popular TV show from the 70s
and 80s about a black family making it to the top
in New York City. Sherman Hemsley, who played George
Jefferson, was a successful dry-cleaner, with seven
He and his wife Louise, whom he called Weezy, played
by Isabel Sanford, started out with nothing, living
with George's mother, played by Zara Cully. Louise
was working as a maid, and George worked off and on,
whenever he could. After hearing about starting his
own business, George, despite doubts by his family,
opened Jefferson Cleaners.