Actor Franklin Cover who was best known for his role as Tom Willis on The Jeffersons, died of pneumonia Sunday. He was 77.
Cover appeared on stage in Shakespeare's Hamlet and Henry IV, and in the Broadway productions Any Wednesday, Wild Honey and Born Yesterday. His TV credits included, The Jackie Gleason Show, All in the Family, Who's the Boss?, Will & Grace, Living Single, Mad About You and ER. Culver will be best remembered for being the white half of an interracial marriage on The Jeffersons.
Good night Mr. Cover and thank you for your contribution to TV history.
I hope that someday we can see an interracial marriage on television and it and it won’t be a big deal.