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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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 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
 1976 Lola! (TV Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1976)
 1975 Grady (TV Series)
Fred Sanford
 1970 Cotton Comes to Harlem
Uncle Budd / Booker Washington Sims
 1960 All the Fine Young Cannibals
Redd, Piano Player at Rose's (uncredited)
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Other Works:

TV commercial for Colt 45 Malt Liquor See more »

Publicity Listings:

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


Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

[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 »

Trivia:

Had no biological children, but when he married Betty Jean Harris, he adopted her daughter, Debraca Denise. See more »

Trademark:

Faked Heart Attacks Frequently See more »

Nickname:

Zorro See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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