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Redd Foxx (I) (1922–1991)

Redd Foxx began doing stand-up comedy on the infamous "Chitlin' Circuit" in the 1940s and 1950s. Foxx was one of the premier "blue humor" comedians. Blue humor was very dirty, too dirty for white audiences. For years his party albums were not available in white record stores. In the 1960s his records became available, although marginally in white ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Harlem Nights
Harlem Nights Bennie Wilson
Sanford Fred G. Sanford
Norman... Is That You?
Norman... Is That You? Ben Chambers
Cotton Comes to Harlem
Cotton Comes to Harlem Uncle Budd / Booker Washington Sims


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 1991 The Royal Family (TV Series)
Alfonso Royal
- Educating Al (1991) ... Alfonso Royal
- What's Love Got to Do with It? (1991) ... Alfonso Royal
- A Mid-Summer's Night Barbeque (1991) ... Alfonso Royal
- Talkin' Baseball (1991) ... Alfonso Royal
- Me and My Stuff (1991) ... Alfonso Royal
 1987 Ghost of a Chance (TV Movie)
Ivory Clay
 1979 My Buddy (TV Movie)
Woodrow 'Buddy' Johnson
 1978 The Krofft Comedy Hour (TV Movie)
 1975 Grady (TV Series)
Fred Sanford
 1973 The Brian Keith Show (TV Series)
Nathaniel A. Johnson
- The Man Who Came to Luau (1973) ... Nathaniel A. Johnson
 1970 Cotton Comes to Harlem
Uncle Budd / Booker Washington Sims
 1964 Valentine's Day (TV Series)
Smoking Movie Patron
- All Through the Night (1964) ... Smoking Movie Patron
 1960 All the Fine Young Cannibals
Redd, Piano Player at Rose's (uncredited)
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Other Works:

(3/75) Was a color commentator at the fight between Muhammad Ali and Chuck Wepner. See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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Fred was a funny kid, and I got a lot of humor from him. For a while, we were in a Catholic school up in Milwaukee, and Fred used to get laughs pulling an electric iron around the floor, like dragging a dog on a leash. Every day he had a new thing going with the iron. Fred was a great ball player too. He tried out with the Chicago White Sox, but that was years before Jackie Robinson made the ... See more »


His stage name came from his childhood nickname "Red" which referred to his reddish hair and skin. He took the name "Foxx" as a tribute to Chicago Cubs player Jimmie Foxx and as a reference to the red fox. See more »


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