Isabel Sanford

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Isabel Sanford will always be known as Louise Jefferson, the woman who stood by and worked alongside her man (George) until they became rich only to have to keep reeling him in from going haywire for the rest of their ... Read more »
Born: 08/29/1917 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (48)

CBS at 75: A Primetime Celebration 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

TV Guide's Truth Behind the Sitcoms 4 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2nd Annual Family Television Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

TV Moms at Home 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Teen Angel 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Sprung 1997 (Movie)

(cameo appearance) (Actor)

Cybill 1992 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

In the House 1992 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Living Single 1992 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1992 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Original Gangstas 1996 (Movie)

Gracie Bookman (Actor)

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1992 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Steve Harvey Show 1993 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hangin' With Mr. Cooper 1993 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Ben Stiller Show 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

South Beach 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Pup Named Scooby Doo 1988 - 1993 (TV Show)

Voice

Pucker Up and Bark Like a Dog 1989 (Movie)

Joanna (Actor)

The 1987 Miss Universe Pageant 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1st Annual American Comedy Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

You Are the Jury 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Jeffersons 1975 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Circus of the Stars 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

That's TV 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

The Shape of Things 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

All in the Family 1970 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Desperate Moves 1979 (Movie)

Dottie Butz (Actor)

Love At First Bite 1979 (Movie)

Judge (Actor)

Dean's Place 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Bewitched 1964 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Hickey and Boggs 1972 (Movie)

Nyona's Mother (Actor)

Lady Sings the Blues 1972 (Movie)

The Madame (Actor)

Up the Sandbox 1972 (Movie)

(Actor)

The New Centurions 1971 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Comic 1969 (Movie)

Woman (Actor)

The Red, White and Black 1969 (Movie)

(Actor)

Pendulum 1968 (Movie)

Effie (Actor)

The Young Runaways 1968 (Movie)

Sarah (Actor)

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner 1966 (Movie)

Tillie (Actor)

Dream On (TV Show)

Actor

Honeymoon Hotel (TV Show)

Actor

Jackie's Back! (TV Show)

Actor

The Great Man's Whiskers (TV Show)

Actor

The Love Boat (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Isabel Sanford will always be known as Louise Jefferson, the woman who stood by and worked alongside her man (George) until they became rich only to have to keep reeling him in from going haywire for the rest of their married lives. Sanford created the role of Louise as a neighbor to Archie Bunker and a friend for Edith on "All in the Family" from 1971-75, then went with the spin-off series "The Jeffersons" from 1975-85. Throughout all those years, Sanford could say more with her eyes and with her impeccable comic timing than needed to be said with words.

Relationships

Josephine Sanford

Mother

Pamela Richmond

Daughter

Sanford Keith Richmond

Son

William Eric Richmond

Son

James Edward Sanford

Father

William Richmond

Husband
deceased

Milestones

2004

Guest-starred as herself on the animated series "The Simpsons"

1996

Co-starred in "Original Gangstas"

1975

Starred on hit sitcom "The Jeffersons"

1972

Played Harlem Madam in "Lady Sings the Blues"

1970

Created role of Louise Jefferson on "All in the Family"

1967

Feature debut, "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"

1965

After hiatus of numerous years returned to the stage and made her Broadway debut in "The Amen Corner" (after first appearing in the LA production); cast included Beah Richards (with whom she would act again in "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner")

In 1930s, was member of The Star Players, later called The American Negro Theatre

Bonus Trivia

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Isabel Sanford, who is fondly remembered as Louise (or "Weezie") from TV’s "The Jeffersons," got her star on Hollywood Boulevard's Walk of Fame on January 16, 2004 People January 19, 2004

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