Franklin Cover dead at 77
by Anna Johns, posted Feb 10th 2006 8:24AM
Franklin Cover, perhaps best known as Tom Willis, George and Louise Jefferson's white neighbor on The Jeffersons, has died. Cover was being treated for a heart condition at the Lillian Booth Actor's Fund of America home in California. Besides a regular gig on The Jeffersons, Cover also appeared in The Jackie Gleason Show, All in the Family, Who's the Boss?, Will & Grace, Living Single, Mad About You, and ER. What an awesome resume. He leaves behind a wife, Mary, a son and a daughter.