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The Redd Foxx Becomes a Movie Star (1976)

Redd Foxx has been in various aspects of show business for several years, but is now starring for the first time in a feature length movie, the comedy Norman... Is That You? (1976), ... See full summary »

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Redd Foxx has been in various aspects of show business for several years, but is now starring for the first time in a feature length movie, the comedy Norman... Is That You? (1976), co-starring Pearl Bailey, Michael Warren, Dennis Dugan and Tamara Dobson. The movie is produced and directed by George Schlatter. The movie tells the story of a man, played by Foxx, whose wife has run off with his brother and who as a result goes to visit his only son, Norman, played by Warren, in Los Angeles for some sympathy, but receives something else entirely. The making of this family-centric storied movie is very much as a family, as Foxx, Bailey and Schlatter have been friends for years and treat each other as family. Written by Huggo

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Foxx and Son
13 December 2014 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Short film promoting Redd Foxx starring in the film "Norman... Is That You?" (1976). This was the popular comedian's first starring role in a feature film, after hitting a new career height in the TV series "Sanford and Son" (1972-1977). We learn Mr. Foxx started as a musician and has fun working with "Laugh-In" producer-director George Schlatter. "Norman" appears to be a film dealing with Foxx finding out his son is gay, but nothing is explicitly stated. Apparently, son Michael Warren and his "roommate" Dennis Dugan are suspicious roommates. The makers of this short seem hesitant to bring the subject out of the closet. The warm and wonderful Pearl Bailey is always nice to see. Tall and sexy Tamara Dobson (who played "Cleopatra Jones") also appears. She says Redd is a "fox". No argument.

*** Redd Foxx Becomes a Movie Star (4/76) Elliot Geisinger ~ Redd Foxx, George Schlatter, Pearl Bailey, Dennis Dugan


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