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Where was Sherman Hemsley born? (Hint: "Amen" takes place there!)
What 1971 hit did Clifton Davis (Rev. Reuben Gregory) write for the Jackson 5?
Anna Maria Horsford (Thelma Frye) also plays a second character. Who is it?
Jester Hairston (Rolly Forbes) and Clifton Davis co-starred on what sitcom before “Amen”?
Roz Ryan (Amelia Hetebrink) first achieved fame on Broadway in what musical?
Barbara Montgomery plays Cassietta Hetebrink. What’s her relationship to Amelia?
Rosetta LeNoire plays Rolly’s girlfriend (later, wife) Leola. What sitcom was she in after “Amen”?
Ron Glass plays Deacon Frye’s rival, attorney Jason Lockwood. What iconic sitcom is he best known for?
Elsa Raven plays Inga the maid. In what ‘80s classic does she play a small but memorable role?
Which late night talk show host's company produced "Amen"?
Like Ernest Frye, Hemsley is a Philadelphia native! And Amen's First Community Church is “played” by Mount Pisgah AME Church, a Philly landmark!
Davis wrote “Never Can Say Goodbye” for the Jackson 5 during his five-year tenure as a staff songwriter at Motown Records!
In the third season episode “I Remember Mama,” Horsford plays Lorraine Tillman, the woman who would marry Ernie and become Thelma’s mother!
Jester played Wildcat on “That’s My Mama,” which starred Clifton Davis as Washington D.C. barber Clifton Curtis. It aired on ABC from 1974-75.
Ryan was a Detroit nightclub singer when she was cast in Ain’t Misbehavin’” in a role originated by Nell Carter. Carter would later guest on "Amen"!
Cassietta is Amelia’s older sister. Creator Ed Weinberger liked Montgomery’s dynamic with Ryan during their audition and decided to make them sisters!
Rosetta LeNoire left “Amen” in 1989 to play Mother Winslow on “Family Matters.” And she married Jester again in a 1993 episode!
Glass played Det. Harris on “Barney Miller,” a role that earned him an Emmy nomination!
Three years before she was cast as Deacon Frye’s maid, Raven played the “Save the Clock Tower” lady in “Back to the Future.”
Carson Productions produced "Amen" for NBC. And Sherman Hemsley appeared on "The Tonight Show" the night before "Amen" premiered in 1986!
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