Redd Foxx

Redd Foxx

Born December 9, 1922 till October 11, 1991 John Elroy Sanford or better known as Redd Foxx, was an American comedian and actor, best remembered for his explicit comedy records and his starring role on the 1970s sitcom Sanford and Son.

Foxx gained notoriety with his nightclub act during the 1950’s and 1960’s, at the time his style was considered somewhat raunchy. His big break came after singer Dinah Washington insisted that he come to Los Angeles, where Dootsie Williams of Dootone records caught his act at the Brass Rail nightclub. Foxx was signed to a long-term contract and released a series of comedy albums that quickly became cult favorites.

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Sandford and Son classic sitcoms staring Redd Foxx 1972-1977