About This Interview
Isabel Sanford was interviewed for two-and-a-half hours plus in Los Angeles, CA. Ms. Sanford discussed her early years growing up and her entrance into live theatre. She spoke about her move to Los Angeles and her subsequent roles on stage, as well as her first television appearances. She spoke in detail about being cast for a one-time part on All in the Family, which led to her casting as Bunker neighbor, "Louise Jefferson." Sanford discussed her role in the spinoff, The Jeffersons and her later work appearing in guest roles on situation comedies and commercials. The interview was conducted by Brad LeMack on April 3, 2002.
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- Isabel Sanford on being called in to play "Louise Jefferson" on All in the Family by director John Rich, after having auditioned previously for Norman Lear
Clip begins at: 25:30, Duration: 01m 52s
- Isabel Sanford on resisting the spin-off The Jeffersons (from All in the Family)
Clip begins at: 00:41
- Isabel Sanford on the relationship between her "Louise" and Sherman Hemsley's "George" on The Jeffersons
Clip begins at: 14:01, Duration: 01m 23s
- Isabel Sanford on The Jeffersons' cancelation (without a proper finale episode)
Clip begins at: 10:18, Duration: 01m 06s
- Isabel Sanford on the popularity of The Jeffersons
Clip begins at: 18:42, Duration: 01m 11s