"People on the street have asked me, 'how in the world could you stand that George Jefferson?' I said, 'well, if you were getting the money that I'm getting, you'd stand him too!"
About This Interview
In her two-and-a-half hour Archive interview, Isabel Sanford (1917-2004) discusses her early years growing up and her entrance into live theatre. She speaks about her move to Los Angeles and her subsequent roles on stage, as well as her first television appearances. She speaks 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 discusses her role in the spinoff, The Jeffersons and her later work appearing in guest roles on situation comedies and commercials. Brad LeMack conducted the interview in Los Angeles, CA on April 3, 2002.