Sherman Hemsley
(© Sherman Hemsley)
Sherman Hemsley
(© Sherman Hemsley)
Actor Sherman Hemsley, who starred in the Broadway musical Purlie and gained fame as George Jefferson on CBS' The Jeffersons, is one of nine people who will be inducted into the Television Hall of Fame, according to Deadline.com.

Broadway stars Vivian Vance and William Frawley, who played Ethel and Fred Mertz on I Love Lucy will be inducted posthumously, as will producer Mary Ellis-Bunim.

Other inductees include Bunim's producing partner, Jonathan Murray; television executive Michael Eisner, producer Chuck Lorre, lighting designer Bill Klages, and television host Mario Kreutzberger, aka "Don Francisco."