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Release Date:
18 January 1975 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A nouveau riche, African-American family who move into a luxury apartment building develop close, if occasionally fractious, relationships with other tenants. Full summary »
Awards:
Nominated for 8 Golden Globes. Another 5 wins & 23 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
One OF The Best Sitcoms Of All Times! See more (40 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 91)

Isabel Sanford ... Louise Jefferson (253 episodes, 1975-1985)

Sherman Hemsley ... George Jefferson (253 episodes, 1975-1985)

Marla Gibbs ... Florence Johnston (207 episodes, 1975-1985)

Roxie Roker ... Helen Willis (195 episodes, 1975-1985)

Franklin Cover ... Tom Willis (188 episodes, 1975-1985)

Paul Benedict ... Harry Bentley (145 episodes, 1975-1985)
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Series Directed by
Jack Shea (110 episodes, 1975-1979)
Bob Lally (97 episodes, 1978-1983)
Oz Scott (40 episodes, 1983-1985)
Tony Singletary (3 episodes, 1984)
Arlando Smith (2 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Writing credits
Norman Lear (253 episodes, 1975-1985)
Don Nicholl (253 episodes, 1975-1985)
Michael Ross (253 episodes, 1975-1985)
Bernard West (253 episodes, 1975-1985)
Mike Milligan (30 episodes, 1975-1981)
Jay Moriarty (30 episodes, 1975-1981)
Jerry Perzigian (30 episodes, 1979-1985)
Don Seigel (30 episodes, 1979-1985)
Peter Casey (29 episodes, 1979-1985)
David Lee (29 episodes, 1979-1985)
Michael G. Moye (23 episodes, 1979-1984)
Gordon Mitchell (20 episodes, 1975-1977)
Lloyd Turner (20 episodes, 1975-1977)
Ron Leavitt (11 episodes, 1980-1984)
Robert Wolterstorff (10 episodes, 1976-1980)
Paul M. Belous (9 episodes, 1976-1979)
David W. Duclon (8 episodes, 1980-1982)
John Baskin (7 episodes, 1975-1978)
Roger Shulman (7 episodes, 1975-1978)
Sandy Sprung (6 episodes, 1983-1984)
Marcy Vosburgh (6 episodes, 1983-1984)
Bill Steinkellner (6 episodes, 1984-1985)
Cherie Steinkellner (6 episodes, 1984-1985)
Fred S. Fox (5 episodes, 1976-1981)
Seaman Jacobs (5 episodes, 1976-1981)
Bob Baublitz (5 episodes, 1976-1980)
Bryan Joseph (5 episodes, 1978-1980)
Dixie Brown Grossman (4 episodes, 1975-1977)
Kurt Taylor (4 episodes, 1976-1984)
Ted Dale (4 episodes, 1978-1981)
Nancy Vince (4 episodes, 1978-1981)
Jim Rogers (4 episodes, 1978)
Neil Lebowitz (4 episodes, 1979-1983)
Joyce Gittlin (4 episodes, 1982-1984)
Jeffrey Richman (4 episodes, 1982-1984)
John Ashby (3 episodes, 1975-1977)
Howard Albrecht (3 episodes, 1976-1979)
Sol Weinstein (3 episodes, 1976-1979)
Richard Freiman (3 episodes, 1976-1978)
Jack Shea (3 episodes, 1977-1979)
Stephen Neigher (3 episodes, 1979-1985)
Bob Bendetson (3 episodes, 1980-1981)
Howard Bendetson (3 episodes, 1980-1981)
David Silverman (3 episodes, 1981)
Stephen Sustarsic (3 episodes, 1981)
Sara V. Finney (3 episodes, 1982-1985)
Lewis Goldstein (3 episodes, 1983-1985)
Hans Kracauer (3 episodes, 1983-1985)
James Ritz (2 episodes, 1975-1976)
Erik Tarloff (2 episodes, 1975)
Frank Tarloff (2 episodes, 1975)
Ann Gibbs (2 episodes, 1976-1984)
Joel Kimmel (2 episodes, 1976-1984)
John Donley (2 episodes, 1976-1978)
Stephen Young (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Kim Weiskopf (2 episodes, 1977-1983)
Patt Shea (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
Susan Straughn Harris (2 episodes, 1979)
Bernard Burnell Mack (2 episodes, 1979)
Arthur Bonaduce (2 episodes, 1980)
Celia Bonaduce (2 episodes, 1980)
Al Aidekman (2 episodes, 1983-1985)
Marty Farrell (2 episodes, 1983-1984)
Ilene Cooper (2 episodes, 1983)
Patrick Egan (2 episodes, 1983)

Series Produced by
George Sunga .... associate producer (111 episodes, 1975-1979)
Don Nicholl .... producer (87 episodes, 1975-1978)
Michael Ross .... producer (87 episodes, 1975-1978)
Bernard West .... producer (87 episodes, 1975-1978)
John Maxwell Anderson .... co-producer / associate producer (85 episodes, 1980-1985)
Michael G. Moye .... supervising producer / producer / ... (74 episodes, 1981-1984)
Jerry Perzigian .... producer / executive producer / ... (73 episodes, 1982-1985)
Don Siegel .... producer / executive producer / ... (73 episodes, 1982-1985)
David W. Duclon .... executive producer / producer (72 episodes, 1980-1983)
Ron Leavitt .... executive producer / producer (72 episodes, 1980-1983)
Mike Milligan .... executive producer / producer (68 episodes, 1978-1981)
Jay Moriarty .... executive producer / producer (68 episodes, 1978-1981)
Peter Casey .... producer (46 episodes, 1983-1985)
David Lee .... producer (46 episodes, 1983-1985)
Ken Stump .... associate producer (44 episodes, 1979-1981)
Don Seigel .... executive producer / co-executive producer / ... (26 episodes, 1983-1985)
Jack Shea .... producer (24 episodes, 1978-1979)
Sy Rosen .... producer (24 episodes, 1979-1980)
Tedd Anasti .... associate producer (6 episodes, 1980)
Sylvia O'Gilvie .... associate producer (2 episodes, 1982-1983)
 
Series Cinematography by
Tony Yarlett (6 episodes, 1982-1985)
 
Series Film Editing by
Andy Zall (16 episodes, 1975)
Barney Robinson (10 episodes, 1975-1976)
Larry Harris (6 episodes, 1982-1985)
Grant Johnson (5 episodes, 1976)
Tom Klemesrud (4 episodes, 1979-1980)
Kelly Sandefur (4 episodes, 1980)
Jay Scherberth (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
Kris Trexler (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
Chuck Adams (2 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Casting by
Jane Murray (61 episodes, 1975-1977)
Pat Kirkland (13 episodes, 1977-1983)
Marc Hirschfeld (2 episodes, 1984-1985)
 
Series Production Design by
Don Roberts (73 episodes, 1982-1985)
 
Series Art Direction by
Don Roberts (180 episodes, 1975-1982)
Bob Breen (7 episodes, 1979-1985)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Earl Carlson (14 episodes, 1975)
Jim Mees (4 episodes, 1984-1985)
Richard Reynolds (2 episodes, 1982-1983)
 
Series Costume Design by
Rita Riggs (87 episodes, 1975-1978)
Betsey Potter (8 episodes, 1978-1980)
Adella Farmar (6 episodes, 1982-1985)
 
Series Makeup Department
Jim Kail .... makeup artist (72 episodes, 1975-1978)
Sandra Henderson .... hair stylist (28 episodes, 1976-1978)
Dana Nye .... makeup artist (23 episodes, 1978)
Karen Edwards .... hair stylist (14 episodes, 1978-1985)
Billie Jordan .... makeup artist (14 episodes, 1978-1985)
Ray Hall .... hair stylist (11 episodes, 1979-1985)
Rene Williams .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 1982-1985)
 
Series Production Management
Norman Lear .... production supervisor (84 episodes, 1975-1978)
Alan Horn .... production supervisor (68 episodes, 1978-1981)
Al Burton .... production supervisor (52 episodes, 1981-1983)
Ken Stump .... in charge of production (46 episodes, 1983-1985)
Glenn Padnick .... production supervisor (24 episodes, 1984-1985)
Don Dresser .... unit manager (12 episodes, 1975-1976)
Bob Davis .... production supervisor (10 episodes, 1975)
Loretta Townsley .... production supervisor (7 episodes, 1975)
Nikki Content .... unit manager (5 episodes, 1976)
Tyna Huebner .... unit manager (5 episodes, 1977-1979)
Jim Terry .... unit manager (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
Roger Mills .... unit manager (3 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dick Harwood .... associate director / assistant director (39 episodes, 1975-1976)
Bob Lally .... associate director (6 episodes, 1977-1979)
Peter Barth .... associate director (5 episodes, 1979-1980)
Arlando Smith .... associate director (4 episodes, 1982-1985)
 
Series Art Department
Lee Lazarow .... set dresser (21 episodes, 1983-1984)
Lawrence Robert Dolan .... property master (2 episodes, 1983-1984)
 
Series Sound Department
Tamara Johnson .... sound re-recording mixer (113 episodes, 1980-1985)
Ralph L. Davis .... sound (68 episodes, 1982-1985)
Georja Skinner .... audio (23 episodes, 1975-1979)
Hal Kolker .... audio consultant (16 episodes, 1975-1976)
Art Warshaw .... audio consultant (16 episodes, 1975-1976)
Marshall King .... audio (9 episodes, 1975)
Ray Kemper .... audio (6 episodes, 1975)
Ron Worrell .... audio (5 episodes, 1979-1980)
Myles Weiner .... audio (5 episodes, 1983-1985)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Walter Glover .... lighting director (87 episodes, 1976-1980)
Marc Palius .... lighting director (12 episodes, 1975-1976)
Tom Schamp .... lighting director (12 episodes, 1976-1979)
Paul Callan .... lighting director (8 episodes, 1975)
Ed S. Hill .... lighting director (7 episodes, 1975)
Bryan Hays .... lighting director (4 episodes, 1979-1980)
Chris Roberts .... lighting director (3 episodes, 1976)
Keeth Lawrence .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1975)
Art Roberts .... lighting director (2 episodes, 1975)
Donald A. Morgan .... lighting director (2 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Casting Department
Jane Murray .... casting executive / principal casting executive (13 episodes, 1977-1983)
Stephen Kolzak .... executive in charge of casting / principal casting executive (2 episodes, 1984-1985)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rita Riggs .... wardrobe (1 episode, 1975)
 
Series Music Department
Jeff Barry .... composer: theme music (253 episodes, 1975-1985)
Ja'net DuBois .... composer: theme music (253 episodes, 1975-1985)
 
Series Transportation Department
Gilbert C. Pacheco .... driver (4 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Other crew
Fran McConnell .... production supervisor / production consultant (202 episodes, 1975-1985)
Don Nicholl .... script supervisor (87 episodes, 1975-1978)
Michael Ross .... script supervisor (87 episodes, 1975-1978)
Bernard West .... script supervisor (87 episodes, 1975-1978)
Sylvia O'Gilvie .... assistant to producers / assistant to producer / ... (43 episodes, 1975-1980)
Gordon Mitchell .... story editor / executive story editor (40 episodes, 1975-1977)
Lloyd Turner .... story editor / executive story editor (40 episodes, 1975-1977)
John Westbrook .... technical director (33 episodes, 1975-1980)
Ellis Toney .... stage manager (31 episodes, 1975-1976)
Bea Dallas .... assistant to producer / producers' assistant / ... (30 episodes, 1975-1977)
Mike Milligan .... assistant story editor / story editor / ... (26 episodes, 1975-1980)
Jay Moriarty .... assistant story editor / story editor / ... (26 episodes, 1975-1980)
Michael G. Moye .... story editor / creative consultant / ... (11 episodes, 1979-1985)
Dick Hall .... technical director (9 episodes, 1975)
Mark Miller .... first video operator (8 episodes, 1975)
Ron Leavitt .... creative consultant / story supervisor (7 episodes, 1982-1985)
Leslie Vaught .... technical director (6 episodes, 1975)
Tony Singletary .... stage manager (6 episodes, 1977-1979)
Bryan Joseph .... executive story consultant (5 episodes, 1978-1980)
Arlando Smith .... stage manager (5 episodes, 1979-1980)
Robert A. Bowen .... technical director (5 episodes, 1979)
Mikki Capparelli .... stage manager (5 episodes, 1982-1985)
David W. Duclon .... creative consultant / story supervisor (5 episodes, 1982-1984)
Frank Tarloff .... story editor (4 episodes, 1975)
Barbara Cramer .... production coordinator (4 episodes, 1984-1985)
John Baskin .... executive story editor (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
Roger Shulman .... executive story editor (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
Paul M. Belous .... program consultant (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
Robert Wolterstorff .... program consultant (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
Dick Woodka .... technical director (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
Jerry Perzigian .... program consultant (3 episodes, 1979)
Don Seigel .... program consultant (3 episodes, 1979)
Stu Goldman .... stage manager (3 episodes, 1982-1984)
Karen K. Miller .... script supervisor / program consultant (3 episodes, 1982-1984)
Glenn Padnick .... production consultant (3 episodes, 1982-1984)
Bill Steinkellner .... story editor (3 episodes, 1984-1985)
Cherie Steinkellner .... story editor (3 episodes, 1984-1985)
Ted Ray .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1977-1980)
Gene Leong .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
Bob Baublitz .... program consultant (2 episodes, 1978)
Neil Lebowitz .... program consultant (2 episodes, 1979)
Sy Rosen .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1979)
Peter Casey .... executive story editor (2 episodes, 1982-1983)
Bob Jones .... technical director (2 episodes, 1982-1983)
David Lee .... executive story editor (2 episodes, 1982-1983)
Stuart Shostak .... studio audience warm-up comedian (2 episodes, 1983-1985)
Sandy Sprung .... program consultant (2 episodes, 1983-1984)
Marcy Vosburgh .... program consultant (2 episodes, 1983-1984)
Ed Cervantes .... production consultant (2 episodes, 1984-1985)
Shelley Herman .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1984-1985)
Chuck Reilly .... technical director (2 episodes, 1984-1985)
Elvin Ivory .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1984)
Sara V. Finney .... program consultant (2 episodes, 1985)
Vida Spears .... program consultant (2 episodes, 1985)
 

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Runtime:
30 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The building in the opening sequence is located at 185 E 85th Street in Manhattan.See more »
Quotes:
George Jefferson:If I paid you to think, you could cash your check at the penny arcade.
Florence Johnston:Where do you think I cash it now?
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in CB4 (1993)See more »
Soundtrack:
Movin' On UpSee more »

FAQ

Why didn't The Jeffersons get a proper series finale to end the show?
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
One OF The Best Sitcoms Of All Times!, 5 August 2005
Author: leighabc123 from Portsmouth, Virginia

This show was so funny that it lasted 11 seasons. I watched this show from the time before I was born until I was in the 5th grade. The funniest episodes were, are, and always will be the episodes that had BOTH Mother Jefferson AND Florence the maid. This was also one of the first sitcoms that replaced a main character with another actor and the first actor came back. Two Lionels! Confusing to all people who are not devout Jefferson fans. Damon Evans married Jenny and Mike Evans was there when Jenny had the baby. RIP Mike Evans AKA the 1st and 3rd Lionel. This show also had the two actors who were the longest reoccurring guest stars in t.v. history. Charlie the Bartender and Ralph the Doorman. They played on a sitcom for 11 consecutive years without ever being a regular character. George would do something zany every episode. And Louise would have a smart remark every episode. Helen would always argue with George, but Tom would listen to him. There were so many great guest stars in this show. Sammy Davis Jr., Sister Sledge, Andre Crouch, Billy Dee Williams, Gladys Knight. Look for Ernest Thomas and Jaleel White before they became stars in episodes of this show. There are still some mysteries in this show. Whatever happened to Jenny's brother?

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