Friday, December 22, 2006
Mike Evans (1949-2006)
Actor/Writer Michael Jonas Evans succumbed to throat cancer today at the age of 57. Mike immortalized the role of Lionel (the son of Louise and George Jefferson) on the immensely popular CBS series "The Jeffersons" a spinoff from "All In The Family". Mike Evans was also co-creator and principal writer of long running TV show "Good Times", which starred Esther Rolle and Jimmie (J.J) Walker. Because of Evans' commitment to "Good Times" he had to leave his role of Lionel in order to be a creative force for "Good Times".