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Redd Foxx
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Born:9 December 1922St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Known As:Fred SanfordTV's "Sanford and Son"
Trivia: Birth name: John Elroy Sanford.
Briefly attended Du Sable High School in Chicago with future Mayor
of Chicago, Harold Washington.
During his early life as a dishwasher, he was called "Chicago Red" to distinguish
him from his friend "Detroit Red". "Detroit Red" would later become famous as
the political activist-social critic and Black nationalist known as Malcolm X.
(1973) Won Golden Globe Award - Best TV Actor - Musical/Comedy
for: "Sanford and Son".
His character, Fred Sanford, was ranked #42 in TV Guide's list of the
"50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" (20 June 2004 issue).
On TV:TVGuide.comClick here for TV listings.
Filmography:The Internet Movie DatabaseRedd Foxx Filmography.
Departed:11 October 1991Los Angeles, California, USA
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Some fellow TV/Movie cast members:
Cleavon Little  Demond Wilson  Dick Van Dyke  Eddie Murphy