In an upcoming TV series, GEORGE & TAMMY, Sheila Hall Richardson, George's second wife, is played by Kelly McCormack under the name of Sheila Richey. Sheila Hall Richardson was never legally known as Sheila Richey, and should not be confused with Sheila Slaughter-Richey, George Richey's widow - who is and has been legally known as Sheila Richey since 2001.
Her dad was a preacher.
She grew up in a tiny community where her dad's folks and other kin were famers.
Sheila preferred the city.
She was married multiple times.
Sheila Hall Richardson and George Richey were married from 1974-1977.
She was more commonly known to her family and community as Sheila Richardson. Her wedding certificate, divorce certificate from George Richey, and death certificate all reflect her legal name, Sheila Richardson.
The TV series GEORGE & TAMMY, which premieres on Showtime tonight, was not authorized or approved by the George Richey family or his estate.
We have great respect for the art of music and storytelling, as our family has over 70 combined years in the arts. The late George Richey spent most of his life creating music and helping to bring it to audiences worldwide. His widow, Sheila Richey, has been in the industry since 1993.