Isabel Sanford was the first black woman to win an Emmy for best actress in a comedy series for her role as Louise "Weezie" Jefferson.
She played the strong-willed and level-headed wife opposite TV husband Sherman Hemsley's irascible and quick-tempered George in the hit series "The Jeffersons," which ran on CBS from 1975 to 1985. The role earned Sanford the Emmy in 1981, in addition to six other Emmy nods and five Golden Globe nominations.
Sanford first played the part on "All in The Family," when the Jeffersons were neighbors in Queens before "movin' on up to the East Side" of Manhattan.
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