The JEFFERSONS TV star SHERMAN HEMSLEY has moved on up – to Heaven.

The hard working veteran thesp passed at his home in EL paso Texas at age 74.

Born in Philadelphia, Pa, George became a character actor after as tint in the United Staes Air Force.

One of the first shows to be spun off out of the runaway hit about a Queens bigot, Archie Bunker, Norman Lear’s “All in the Family”  The Jeffersons were rewarded with their own show and even catchier theme song.

Teamed with the irrepressible Isabel Sanford and Sherman as a bickering, loving couple they created comedy gold that has endured through years of syndication as we have ALL moved on UP.

Adios, amigo.