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‘227’ Cast: What Happened to the Stars of the Hit NBC Sitcom?

The NBC comedy 227 premiered over 35 years ago and aired for five seasons. It brought more representation to Black actors and discussed current issues while delivering lighthearted jokes to American living rooms. An entire generation of TV viewers fondly remembers the residents of 227 Lexington Place. So, what happened to the 227 cast members?

‘227’ made TV history

227 cast: Where are they now?
The ‘227’ cast | Embassy Pictures/Fotos International; NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

227 creator Christine Houston based the show on her play about a group of Black women living in an apartment building in 1950s Chicago. Thanks to 227, Houston became the first African American woman to receive a “created by” credit in primetime TV and paved the way for other family sitcoms, NBC News reports.

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