July 9, 2004: Isabel Sanford died 5 days after being hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Her publicist did not announce a cause of death, instead attributing it to unspecified “natural causes.” She was 86.
She was interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles.
Isabel Sanford was a stage, film, and television actress best known for her role as Louise “Weezy” Jefferson on the CBS sitcoms “All in the Family” (1971–1975) and “The Jeffersons” (1975–1985).
She was a five-time Golden Globe nominee and seven-time Primetime Emmy nominee. In 1981, she became the first African American actress to win a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.
For her contribution to the television industry, Isabel Sanford has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame located at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard.
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