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** FILE ** Actor Sherman Hemsley poses for a photo in Los Angeles in 1986. Mr. Hemsley, who made the irascible, bigoted George Jefferson of "The Jeffersons" one of television's most memorable characters and a symbol for urban upward mobility, was found dead on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at his El Paso, Texas, home. He was 74. (AP photo/Nick Ut)

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The embalmed body of actor Sherman Hemsley, who became famous for his role as television’s George Jefferson, will be kept in refrigeration at a funeral home until a local court rules on the validity of his will. (Associated Press)

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The embalmed body of actor Sherman Hemsley, who became famous for his role as television’s George Jefferson, will be kept in refrigeration at a funeral home until a local court rules on the validity of his will. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** In this Aug. 11, 1986, photo, actor Sherman Hemsley poses for a photo in Los Angeles. Hemsley, the actor who made the irascible, bigoted George Jefferson of "The Jeffersons" one of television's most memorable characters and a symbol for urban upward mobility, was found dead Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at his El Paso, Texas, home. He was 74. (AP photo/Nick Ut, File)

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** FILE ** In this Aug. 11, 1986 photo, actor Sherman Hemsley poses for a photo in Los Angeles. Hemsley, the actor who made the irascible, bigoted George Jefferson of "The Jeffersons" one of television's most memorable characters and a symbol for urban upward mobility, was found dead Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at his El Paso, Texas home. He was 74. (AP photo/Nick Ut, File)

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**FILE** Actor Sherman Hemsley poses for a photo in Los Angeles in 1986. Mr. Hemsley, who made the irascible, bigoted George Jefferson of "The Jeffersons" one of television's most memorable characters and a symbol for urban upward mobility, was found dead July 24, 2012, at his El Paso, Texas, home. He was 74. (Associated Press)