STARmeter
SEE RANK
Up 43 this week

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 »

From Fair to Fierce: Disney Princesses Past and Present

Beauty and the Beast star Emma Watson is now among a collection of beloved movie characters. Look back at this formidable group of animated and live-action princesses.

View the gallery

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

On Amazon Video

Watch on TV

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 people
created 20 Mar 2011
 
a list of 49 people
created 07 Jan 2013
 
a list of 30 people
created 18 Jun 2013
 
a list of 30 people
created 17 Aug 2013
 
a list of 27 images
created 3 months ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Redd Foxx's work have you seen?

User Polls

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

Known For

Harlem Nights
Harlem Nights Bennie Wilson
(1989)
Sanford
Sanford Fred G. Sanford
(1980-1981)
Cotton Comes to Harlem
Cotton Comes to Harlem Uncle Budd / Booker Washington Sims
(1970)
Norman... Is That You?
Norman... Is That You? Ben Chambers
(1976)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actor (17 credits)
 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)
Stewardess
 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)
Show Show Soundtrack (4 credits)
Show Show Writer (5 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (2 credits)
Show Show Producer (2 credits)
Show Show Thanks (3 credits)
Show Show Self (79 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (23 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: "Redd Foxx Funn" (Dooto). See more »

Publicity Listings:

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


Alternate Names:

Redd & Yun Chi

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[Who had to adjust his sleeping patterns before rehearsing on the set of Sanford and Son (1972)]: When I worked in clubs, I had to be alert until 2, maybe 3 in the morning. I found it best to sleep during the daytime. See more »

Trivia:

Foxx turned down a role in The Great White Hope (1970), which was inspired by the career and struggles against racism of former heavyweight champ Jack Johnson. Foxx knew Johnson and refused the role as he believed the play (which won the Pulitzer Prize) had white-washed his old friend. See more »

Trademark:

His catchphrase, "You hear that, Elizabeth? I'm coming to join ya, honey!" See more »

Nickname:

Chicago Red See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

Contribute to This Page