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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:

Book: "The Redd Foxx Encyclopedia of Black Humor," w/Norma Miller. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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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[In 1972]: I've been trying to get into the Royal Box in New York for years. They say I'm too dirty, my material is too blue. But I think Redd, the whites and blue can be a nice combination. See more »


Appeared on The Arsenio Hall Show (1989) on October 9, 1991, just two days before his death. See more »


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