Norman Lear

A great performance by Al Pacino dominates a movie weekend that is otherwise punctuated by persistent gunfire and numerous civilian casualties.
Next to Bill Cosby's Dr. Cliff Huxtable, Sherman Hemsley's George Jefferson - the upwardly mobile but still habitually cranky protagonist of the long-running Norman Lear sitcom The Jeffersons - may have been the most distinctive and memorable African-American comedic character in the history of television.
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