Isabel Sanford (1917–2004)

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KNOWN FOR 
The Jeffersons (1975-1985) | Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) | Love at First Bite (1979)
AWARDS 
Nominated for 5 Golden Globes. Another 4 wins & 7 nominations More »
AKA 
Isabell Sanford
BORN 
Aug 29, 1917 (died Jul 9, 2004)
HEIGHT 
5' 3" (1.60m)

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Past Film & Video (21 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
Past Television (36 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for The Young and the RestlessThe Young and the Restless (TV Series) Sylvia ( 1 episode, 2002 )  Less 2002 1
  • Primary photo for The ParkersThe Parkers (TV Series) Evelyn 'Nana' Smith ( 1 episode, 2001 )  Less 2001 1
  • Primary photo for Jackie's Back!Jackie's Back! (TV Movie) Miss Krumes (Jackie's Play Mama)  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for Pepper AnnPepper Ann (TV Series) Bernice ( 1 episode, 1998 )  Less 1998 1
  • Primary photo for Teen AngelTeen Angel (TV Series) Laurie ( 1 episode, 1997 )  Less 1997 1
  • Primary photo for The Steve Harvey ShowThe Steve Harvey Show (TV Series) Mother Hightower ( 1 episode, 1996 )  Less 1996 1
  • Primary photo for The Fresh Prince of Bel-AirThe Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (TV Series) Louise Jefferson ( 2 episodes, 1995–1996 )  Less 1995–1996 2
  • Primary photo for CybillCybill (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1996 ) , Performer (" (Won't You Come Home) Bill Bailey") ( 1 episode, 1996 )  Less 1996 1
    • Romancing the Crone (Mar 10, 1996) Herself (uncredited), Performer (" (Won't You Come Home) Bill Bailey") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for In the HouseIn the House (TV Series) Nanna ( 2 episodes, 1995 )  Less 1995 2
  • Primary photo for Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of SupermanLois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (TV Series) Margaret Duffy ( 1 episode, 1994 )  Less 1994 1
  • Primary photo for Hangin' with Mr. CooperHangin' with Mr. Cooper (TV Series) Judge ( 1 episode, 1994 )  Less 1994 1
  • Primary photo for Living SingleLiving Single (TV Series) Mrs. Ryan ( 1 episode, 1993 )  Less 1993 1
  • Primary photo for Dream OnDream On (TV Series) Judge Isabel Kohner ( 1 episode, 1993 )  Less 1993 1
  • Primary photo for The Ben Stiller ShowThe Ben Stiller Show (TV Series) Performer ("Movin' On Up") ( 1 episode ) , Herself ( 1 episode )  Less 1992–1993 1
    • ZooTV at Night Herself, Performer ("Movin' On Up") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for A Pup Named Scooby-DooA Pup Named Scooby-Doo (TV Series) Shirley McLoon ( 1 episode, 1988 )  Less 1988 1
  • Primary photo for Isabel's Honeymoon HotelIsabel's Honeymoon Hotel (TV Series) Isabel Scott  Less 1987– 
  • Primary photo for Mike HammerMike Hammer (TV Series) Hot Mama Vibes ( 1 episode, 1986 )  Less 1986 1
  • Primary photo for You Are the JuryYou Are the Jury (TV Series) Judge Elizabeth Robbins ( 1 episode, 1986 )  Less 1986 1
  • Primary photo for Crazy Like a FoxCrazy Like a Fox (TV Series) Actress ( 1 episode, 1986 )  Less 1986 1
  • Primary photo for The JeffersonsThe Jeffersons (TV Series) Louise Jefferson ( 253 episodes, 1975–1985 )  Less 1975–1985 253
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  • Primary photo for The Love BoatThe Love Boat (TV Series) Tanya Evans / Tanya, Isaac's Aunt ( 2 episodes, 1980–1983 )  Less 1980–1983 2
  • Primary photo for All in the FamilyAll in the Family (TV Series) Louise Jefferson ( 26 episodes, 1971–1979 ) , Performer ("Bye Bye Blackbird") ( 1 episode, 1974 )  Less 1971–1979 26
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  • Primary photo for SupertrainSupertrain (TV Series) Reba ( 1 episode, 1979 )  Less 1979 1
  • Primary photo for Vega$Vega$ (TV Series) Mae ( 1 episode, 1978 )  Less 1978 1
  • Primary photo for KojakKojak (TV Series) Grace ( 1 episode, 1974 )  Less 1974 1
  • Primary photo for Temperatures RisingTemperatures Rising (TV Series) Mrs. Noland ( 1 episode, 1973 )  Less 1973 1
  • Primary photo for The Great Man's WhiskersThe Great Man's Whiskers (TV Movie) Ella  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for Love, American StyleLove, American Style (TV Series) Mother of the Bride (segment "Love and the Perfect Wedding") / Mrs. Jones (segment "Love and the Baby") ( 2 episodes, 1971–1972 )  Less 1971–1972 2
  • Primary photo for Wait Till Your Father Gets HomeWait Till Your Father Gets Home (TV Series) Betsy ( 1 episode, 1972 )  Less 1972 1
  • Primary photo for Mary Tyler MooreMary Tyler Moore (TV Series) Mrs. Wilson ( 1 episode, 1972 )  Less 1972 1
  • Primary photo for The InternsThe Interns (TV Series) Dr. Hearn ( 1 episode, 1971 )  Less 1971 1
  • Primary photo for The Bill Cosby ShowThe Bill Cosby Show (TV Series) Aunt Bertha ( 2 episodes, 1970–1971 )  Less 1970–1971 2
  • Primary photo for Daniel BooneDaniel Boone (TV Series) Maybelle ( 1 episode, 1970 )  Less 1970 1
  • Primary photo for The Carol Burnett ShowThe Carol Burnett Show (TV Series) Beulah, a King Sister / Minerva / Herself / Blondie / Sketch Performer ( 4 episodes, 1968–1969 )  Less 1968–1969 4
    • Episode #3.8 (Nov 17, 1969) Beulah, a King Sister (uncredited)  Less
    • Episode #2.12 (Dec 16, 1968) Minerva / Herself (uncredited)  Less
    • Episode #2.9 (Nov 25, 1968) Blondie (uncredited)  Less
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  • Primary photo for The Mod SquadThe Mod Squad (TV Series) Lillian ( 1 episode, 1968 )  Less 1968 1
    • Love (Dec 10, 1968) Lillian (as Isabell Sanford)  Less
  • Primary photo for BewitchedBewitched (TV Series) Aunt Jenny ( 1 episode, 1968 )  Less 1968 1
Self (60 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Candid CameraCandid Camera (TV Series) Mrs. Jefferson ( 1 episode, 2004 )  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for The 2nd Annual TV Land AwardsThe 2nd Annual TV Land Awards (TV Special) Herself  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for The SimpsonsThe Simpsons (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 2004 )  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Hollywood SquaresHollywood Squares (TV Series) Herself - Panelist ( 6 episodes, 2001–2003 )  Less 2001–2003
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  • Primary photo for CBS at 75CBS at 75 (TV Special) Herself  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TVTV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV (TV Special) Herself  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Intimate PortraitIntimate Portrait (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 2003 )  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Inside TV Land: African Americans in TelevisionInside TV Land: African Americans in Television (TV Movie) Herself  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for Truth Behind the Sitcom Scandals 4Truth Behind the Sitcom Scandals 4 (TV Movie) Herself  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for The Rosie O'Donnell ShowThe Rosie O'Donnell Show (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1998 )  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for 50 Years of Television: A Celebration of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Golden Anniversary50 Years of Television: A Celebration of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Golden Anniversary (TV Movie) Herself  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for CybillCybill (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1996 )  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for RoseanneRoseanne (TV Series) Herself - Louise Jefferson, TV Mom #3 ( 1 episode, 1995 )  Less 1995
    • All About Rosey (Mar 1, 1995) Herself - Louise Jefferson, TV Mom #3  Less
  • Primary photo for 1995 MTV Movie Awards1995 MTV Movie Awards (TV Special) Herself  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for Vicki!Vicki! (TV Series) Herself ( 2 episodes, 1992–1993 )  Less 1992–1993
  • Primary photo for John & Leeza from HollywoodJohn & Leeza from Hollywood (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1993 )  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for The Ben Stiller ShowThe Ben Stiller Show (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode )  Less 1992–1993
  • Primary photo for The Howard Stern ShowThe Howard Stern Show (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1992 )  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for The Maury Povich ShowThe Maury Povich Show (TV Series) Herself - Guest ( 1 episode, 1991 )  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for The 11th Annual Black Achievement AwardsThe 11th Annual Black Achievement Awards (TV Special) Herself  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for The New Hollywood SquaresThe New Hollywood Squares (TV Series) Herself - Panelist ( 4 episodes, 1986–1987 )  Less 1986–1987
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  • Primary photo for The Great American Quiz ShowThe Great American Quiz Show (TV Special) Herself  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for The 1st Annual American Comedy AwardsThe 1st Annual American Comedy Awards (TV Special) Herself  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for The Late ShowThe Late Show (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1986 )  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for Ebony/Jet ShowcaseEbony/Jet Showcase (TV Series) Herself ( 2 episodes, 1983–1986 )  Less 1983–1986
  • Primary photo for Body LanguageBody Language (TV Series) Herself ( 9 episodes, 1984–1985 )  Less 1984–1985
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  • Primary photo for Reading RainbowReading Rainbow (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1985 )  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for The 6th Annual Black Achievement AwardsThe 6th Annual Black Achievement Awards (TV Special) Herself  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for Star SearchStar Search (TV Series) Herself - Introducer ( 1 episode, 1984 )  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for The 36th Primetime Emmy AwardsThe 36th Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) Herself - Nominee  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for The 41st Annual Golden Globe AwardsThe 41st Annual Golden Globe Awards (TV Special) Herself - Nominee  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for This Is Your LifeThis Is Your Life (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1984 )  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for The 4th Annual Black Achievement AwardsThe 4th Annual Black Achievement Awards (TV Special) Herself  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for Circus of the Stars #7Circus of the Stars #7 (TV Special) Herself - Co-Ringmaster  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for The 34th Annual Primetime Emmy AwardsThe 34th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) Herself - Nominee  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for The Shape of ThingsThe Shape of Things (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1982 )  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for The 28th Annual Genii AwardsThe 28th Annual Genii Awards (TV Special) Herself  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for Night of 100 StarsNight of 100 Stars (TV Special) Herself  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for The John Davidson ShowThe John Davidson Show (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1981 )  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for The 33rd Annual Primetime Emmy AwardsThe 33rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) Herself - Winner & Presenter  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for The 7th Annual People's Choice AwardsThe 7th Annual People's Choice Awards (TV Special) Herself - Presenter  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for The Hollywood SquaresThe Hollywood Squares (TV Series) Herself - Panelist ( 13 episodes, 1976–1980 )  Less 1976–1980
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  • Primary photo for All-Star Family Feud SpecialAll-Star Family Feud Special (TV Series) Herself - Celebrity Contestant ( 1 episode, 1980 )  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for Kids Are People, TooKids Are People, Too (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1979 )  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for The 31st Annual Primetime Emmy AwardsThe 31st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) Herself - Nominee  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for America 2-NightAmerica 2-Night (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1978 )  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for CBS: On the AirCBS: On the Air (TV Mini-series) Co-host - part VII  Less 1978– 
  • Primary photo for The Mike Douglas ShowThe Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) Herself - Actress ( 1 episode, 1978 )  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for CBS GalaxyCBS Galaxy (TV Special) Herself - Guest  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for Break the BankBreak the Bank (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1977 )  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Redd FoxxDean Martin Celebrity Roast: Redd Foxx (TV Special) Herself  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for Donny and MarieDonny and Marie (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1976 )  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for Saturday Night LiveSaturday Night Live (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1976 )  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for Match Game 73Match Game 73 (TV Series) Herself - Panelist ( 10 episodes, 1976 )  Less 1976
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  • Primary photo for The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Muhammad AliThe Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Muhammad Ali (TV Special) Herself  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for Match Game PMMatch Game PM (TV Series) Herself - Panelist ( 1 episode, 1976 )  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Valerie HarperDean Martin Celebrity Roast: Valerie Harper (TV Special) Herself  Less 1975
  • Primary photo for The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Evel KnievelThe Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Evel Knievel (TV Special) Herself  Less 1975
  • Primary photo for Tony Orlando and DawnTony Orlando and Dawn (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1975 )  Less 1975
  • Primary photo for The Carol Burnett ShowThe Carol Burnett Show (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1968 )  Less 1968
Archive Footage (6 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Unsung HollywoodUnsung Hollywood (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 2017 )  Less 2017
    • The Jeffersons (Oct 22, 2017) Herself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for 11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (TV Special) Herself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for TV's Greatest SidekicksTV's Greatest Sidekicks (TV Special) Self (archive footage)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for The 56th Annual Primetime Emmy AwardsThe 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) Herself - In Memoriam (archive footage)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for The Carol Burnett ShowThe Carol Burnett Show (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1977 )  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for Black History: Lost Stolen, or StrayedBlack History: Lost Stolen, or Strayed (TV Movie) Herself / Drayton Maid (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1968
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