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4 December 1975 (USA) See more »
The solo adventures of Fred Sanford's pal Grady, who has moved on up to Los Angeles. Full summary »
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Whitman Mayo ... Grady Wilson (10 episodes, 1975-1976)
Carol Cole ... Ellie Wilson Marshall (10 episodes, 1975-1976)

Joe Morton ... Hal Marshall (10 episodes, 1975-1976)

Rosanne Katon ... Laurie Marshall (10 episodes, 1975-1976)
Haywood Nelson ... Haywood Marshall (10 episodes, 1975-1976)

Alix Elias ... Rose Kosinski (6 episodes, 1975-1976)

Series Directed by
Burt Brinckerhoff (4 episodes, 1975-1976)
Gerren Keith (3 episodes, 1976)
Leo Orenstein (2 episodes, 1976)
Series Writing credits
Redd Foxx (10 episodes, 1975-1976)
Bernie Orenstein (10 episodes, 1975-1976)
Saul Turteltaub (10 episodes, 1975-1976)

Series Produced by
Norman C. Hopps .... associate producer (2 episodes, 1975)
Howard Leeds .... producer (2 episodes, 1975)
Bernie Orenstein .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1975)
Jerry Ross .... producer (2 episodes, 1975)
Saul Turteltaub .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1975)
Series Original Music by
John Addison (2 episodes, 1975)
Series Film Editing by
Stowell Werden (2 episodes, 1975)
Series Art Direction by
Edward Stephenson (2 episodes, 1975)
Series Costume Design by
Lee Smith (2 episodes, 1975)
Series Makeup Department
Harry Blake .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1975)
Series Production Management
Tom Hulbert .... unit manager (2 episodes, 1975)

Norman Lear .... production supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gerren Keith .... associate director (2 episodes, 1975)
Series Sound Department
Ernie Dellutri .... audio (2 episodes, 1975)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Dick Pickens .... lighting (2 episodes, 1975)
Series Other crew
Katy Dowdalls .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1975)
O. Tamburri .... technical director (2 episodes, 1975)
Mike Weinberger .... story editor (2 episodes, 1975)
Bud Yorkin .... executive consultant (2 episodes, 1975)

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30 min
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Carol Cole, who plays Grady's daughter in the show is the real life daughter of Nat King Cole.See more »
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Spin off from "Sanford and Son" (1972)See more »


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12 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
The spin-off to "Sanford and Son", 28 August 2002
Author: raysond from Chapel Hill, North Carolina

I had the opportunity to catch this seldom seen LOST series from the 1970's last night on TV Land during a Showcase presentation. This was the spin-off to Norman Lear's successful series "Sanford and Son" which follow the adventures of his pal,Grady Wilson(played by Whitman Mayo)who moved out of Watts and went to the suburbs of Los Angeles to live with his daughter(Ellie)who was married to an architect who was his son-in-law and his two grandchildren in a house located in the exclusive section of Westwood Estates. This show was hilarious at times catching Grady and his pals getting into all sorts of mischief along with his Watts pals like Bubba and even Fred Sanford himself dropping by. It was Grady who was most of the trouble some of the time only to be saved by his daughter and her husband but they always forgive him,and always helped out the kids too in some situation or another. The series produced 12 episodes which ran on NBC-TV from 1975-1976. The series starred Carol Cole(who plays his daughter Ellie),who was the daughter of legendary singer Nat King Cole,and his sister Natalie,and a youthful looking Joe Morton as her husband and two unknowns who were the children (Rosanna Katon as the daughter Kellie,and Haywood Nelson as the son who after this show went right on to play Dewayne on "What's Happening!" the next year after this show was cancelled)in the family known as The Marshalls. This was one of many LOST African-American shows of the 1970's that didn't stay very long which included "That's My Mama","Rollout",and "Get Christie Love"....... and so forth. The executive producer of the show was Redd Foxx himself whom also directed two of the episodes for this series. Catch it on TV Land!

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