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Old 06-05-2008, 07:50 PM   #16
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But you know what, if she went on and played a very different character from Aunt Esther, Aunt Esther fans like myself would be begging her to use her Esther mannerisms, so I think Lawanda page was meant to play Aunt Esther and nothing else.
Exactly.
If she was happy doing that, more power to her. Sherman has always done the same character (George, Deacon). There are some actors who get paid well for doing what they do best. LaWanda was a funny woman, not a serious actress. She became famous because of her funny antics. She didn't go to Julliard to become a serious actress.
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Exactly.
If she was happy doing that, more power to her. Sherman has always done the same character (George, Deacon). There are some actors who get paid well for doing what they do best. LaWanda was a funny woman, not a serious actress. She became famous because of her funny antics. She didn't go to Julliard to become a serious actress.
She was a comedianne before S&S anyway.
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Deacon frye and George Jefferson were not similar characters
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i would like to see if she appeared on any talk shows in the 70's or 80's so i can see her NORMAL side-lol
Before I forget, she came to my elementary school in 1983. I don't know what she was doing there. (I was 8 going on 9) Anyway, she looked nothing like she did on TV, she was at a desk passing out brochurs, and I remember her asking a student, "Did you get one?" She had the same esther type voice, but it was calm and normal. That was my only recoglection of her in person.
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Deacon frye and George Jefferson were not similar characters
Loud and full of scemes, I would say so.
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Um, yeah they were.
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Loud and full of scemes, I would say so.

George Jefferson was

immature
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I don't think that was Deacon Frye
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I don't think that was Deacon Frye
The way he portrayed the character, not the same character flaws. And Deacon was loud and boisterous. He was not playing him in a serious manner.
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Um, yeah they were.

both were fathers and good dancers, that's it
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both were fathers and good dancers, that's it
And loud and boisterous. And they both cared abt money. The way he played the Deacon is no different than how he played George. Different characters, same style.
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The way he portrayed the character, not the same character flaws. And Deacon was loud and boisterous. He was not playing him in a serious manner.

Deacon was Mature, Pleasant, and I don't remember him being loud unless i need ear surgery
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Deacon was Mature, Pleasant, and I don't remember him being loud unless i need ear surgery
He was loud. He had his moments. That is why his daughter Thelma was the same way.
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He was loud. He had his moments. That is why his daughter Thelma was the same way.
She sure was:

Thelma: Daaaadyyy! Daaaadyyy!

The only difference between them was that Deacon was a little more tamed than the George Jefferson of the 70's. 80's George and Deacon were almost the same people.
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Thelma: Daaaadyyy! Daaaadyyy!

The only difference between them was that Deacon was a little more tamed than the George Jefferson of the 70's. 80's George and Deacon were almost the same people.
It was as if the Deacon was the George character but older, wiser and more mature.
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I did enjoy LaWanda Page's Church's Chicken TV commercials--they were funny!
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