The solo adventures of Fred Sanford's pal Grady, who has moved on up to Los Angeles.
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Complete series cast summary:
Whitman Mayo ...  Grady Wilson 10 episodes, 1975-1976
Carol Cole 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
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In this spinoff of "Sanford and Son", Fred Sanford's pal Grady Wilson has moved out of Watts and into the middle-class neighborhood where his daughter Ellie and her family resides. Hal was Grady's hard-working son-in-law, and Laurie and Haywood were his grandchildren. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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English

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4 December 1975 (USA) See more »

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Bud Yorkin Productions See more »
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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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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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Spun-off from Sanford and Son (1972) See more »

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Feel Good Show
15 July 2004 | by Viewer (chuckyr)See all my reviews

Grady was of the first TV shows that portrayed a middle class Black family sans stereotypes. The Marshall family didn't have any conflicts with appearing bourgeois and trying to fit in to a so-called white suburban culture nor did they shy away from their Blackness. In fact the actress Rosanna Katon as the daughter Kellie, played her role so well that her character came across as the "Black girl growing up in the suburbs persona".

Kind of like the Jennifer Freeman character in the current ABC sitcom, "My Wife and Kids", but more practical.

I remember Carol Cole to be absolutely gorgeous. I wonder what has happened to her these days. Rosanna Katon became Playboy Playmate of the month in September 1978.


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