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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 »

Known For

Sanford and Son
Sanford and Son Fred G. Sanford / Himself
Harlem Nights
Harlem Nights Bennie Wilson
Cotton Comes to Harlem
Cotton Comes to Harlem Uncle Budd / Booker Washington Sims
Grady Fred Sanford


Hide Hide Show Show Actor (16 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
 1989 Harlem Nights
Bennie Wilson
 1987 Ghost of a Chance (TV Movie)
Ivory Clay
 1986 The Redd Foxx Show (TV Series)
Al Hughes
- High Noon (1986) ... Al Hughes
- The Old and the Restless (1986) ... Al Hughes
- A Night to Forget (1986) ... Al Hughes
- Mr. Right and Wrong (1986) ... Al Hughes
- Lotto Fever (1986) ... Al Hughes
 1980-1981 Sanford (TV Series)
Fred G. Sanford
- To Keep a Thief (1981) ... Fred G. Sanford
- Private Lives (1981) ... Fred G. Sanford
- Cal's Illegal Alien (1981) ... Fred G. Sanford
- Jury Duty (1981) ... Fred G. Sanford
- Freeway (1981) ... Fred G. Sanford
 1979 My Buddy (TV Movie)
Woodrow 'Buddy' Johnson
 1978 The Krofft Comedy Hour (TV Movie)
 1977 The Brady Bunch Variety Hour (TV Series)
Redd Foxx
- Episode #1.6 (1977) ... Redd Foxx
 1972-1977 Sanford and Son (TV Series)
Fred G. Sanford / Himself
- School Daze (1977) ... Fred G. Sanford
- Fred Sings the Blues (1977) ... Fred G. Sanford
- Funny, You Don't Look It (1977) ... Fred G. Sanford
- The Lucky Streak (1977) ... Fred G. Sanford
- Fred the Activist (1977) ... Fred G. Sanford
 1976 Norman... Is That You?
Ben Chambers
 1975 Grady (TV Series)
Fred Sanford
- Be It Ever So Humble (1975) ... 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
 1967 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series)
Pool Hustler
 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 (83 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (23 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: "Burlesque Humor" (Dooto). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 2 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Redd & Yun Chi


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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Personal Quote:

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 »


On Sanford and Son (1972) one of the main characteristics of his character Fred Sanford was the he had a weak heart and that he always knew that the day for "The Big One" would eventually come. It was a trademark of the show that he would fake a heart attack in the face of some shocking news. In one of the bitterest ironies when Redd Foxx finally did experience the "The Big One," it was a heart ... See more »


Gruff, deep voice See more »


King of the Party Records See more »

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