Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Redd Foxx Biography (1922-1991)
Original name, John Elroy Sanford; born December 9, 1922, in St. Louis, MO; died of a heart attack, October 11, 1991, in Los Angeles, CA; son of Fred (anelectrician) and Mary Alma (a minister; maiden name, Hughes) Sanford; marriedEvelyn Killibrew (divorced, 1951); married Betty Jean Harris (a singer), 1956 (divorced, 1976); married Yunchi Chung, 1978 (divorced, 1982); married Ka Ha Cho, July, 1991; children: (first marriage) Debraca (stepdaughter).
- actor, comedian
- Birth Details
- December 9, 1922
- St. Louis, Missouri, United States
- Death Details
- October 11, 1991
- Los Angeles, California, United States
Credits; Television Appearances; Series
- Fred Sanford, Sanford and Son, NBC, 1972-77.
- Host, The Redd Foxx Comedy Hour, ABC, 1977-78.
- Fred Sanford, Sanford, NBC, 1980-81.
- Al Hughes, The Redd Foxx Show, ABC, 1986.
- Alexander Royal, The Royal Family, CBS, 1991.
Credits; Television Appearances; Specials
... And Beautiful, syndicated, 1969.
The Bob Hope Show, NBC, 1973.
Keep U.S. Beautiful, NBC, 1973.
The Rowan and Martin Special, NBC, 1973.
Show Business Salute to Milton Berle, NBC, 1973.
Cotton Club '75, NBC, 1974.
Jack Benny's Second Farewell Show, NBC, 1974.
Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope's Christmas Party, NBC, 1975.
Lola, ABC, 1976.
Bob Hope Special: Happy Birthday, Bob!, NBC, 1978.
Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes 1, CBS, 1977.
Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes 4, CBS, 1979.
The 37th Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards, ABC, 1985.
Motown Merry Christmas, NBC, 1987.
A Laugh, a Tear, syndicated, 1990.
Motown Merry Christmas, syndicated, 1990.
Credits; Television Appearances; Episodic
- "A Time for Laughter," ABC Stage '67, ABC, 1967.
- "Paul Shaffer: Viva Shaf Vegas," Cinemax Comedy Experiment, Cinemax, 1987.
- Appeared on Today, 1964, and on episodes of The Lucy Show,
The Addams Family,
The Name of the Game,
The Johnny Carson Show,
The Merv Griffin Show,
Mike Douglas, and The Flip Wilson Show.
Credits; Other Television Appearances
The Krofft Komedy Hour (pilot), ABC, 1978.
- Woodrow "Buddy" Johnson, My Buddy (pilot; also see below), NBC, 1979.
- Ivory Clay, Ghost of a Chance, CBS, 1987.
Credits; Television Work; Pilots
- Executive producer, My Buddy, NBC, 1979.
Credits; Film Appearances
- Uncle Bud, Cotton Comes to Harlem, United Artists, 1970.
- Ben Chambers, Norman...Is That You?, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1976.
- Bennie Wilson, Harlem Nights, Paramount, 1989.
Credits; Stage Appearances
- Musician with the Bon Bons, Chicago, IL, 1939-41; teamed with Slappy White, 1947-51; appeared at Carnegie Hall, New York City, 1975; performed in nightclubs in most major U.S. cities.
Credits; Recordings; Albums
- Involved in more than fifty recordings, including Laff of the Party, 1956, On the Loose, Live--Las Vegas!, Bare Facts, Both Sides, Foxx-a-Delic, In aNutshell, Matinee Idol, and Pass the Apple, Eve.
- (Editor with Norma Miller) The Redd Foxx Encyclopedia of Black Humor, Ritchie, 1977.
- Contemporary Authors, Volume 89-92, Gale, 1980, p. 174.
- New York Times, February 6, 1972; June 19, 1976; July 30, 1982.
- Variety, October 21, 1991, p. 86.
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