Gus Cutty's Shirley Hemphill Mural (Asheville, NC)

If you're 100 years old like us, you probably remember Shirley Hemphill from the classic '70s sitcom What's Happening!! But d...



If you're 100 years old like us, you probably remember Shirley Hemphill from the classic '70s sitcom What's Happening!! But did you know that prior to becoming a breakout sitcom star, Hemphill was an Asheville native and lived there until her 20s when she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a stand-up comic? Her comedic timing led to roles on the aforementioned What's Happening!! as well as its sequel What's Happening Now!, The Love Boat, CB4, One In A Million, Martin, and more.

Shirley Hemphill died in 1999 at the age of 52. Gus Cutty painted this awesome memorial to her on the side of The Mothlight in Asheville.

What To Know Before You Go

GPS Coordinates: (35.577646, -82.591775)
Location: Corner of Haywood Road and Jarrett Street, Asheville (mural is on Jarrett Street)

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