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Redd Foxx

Redd FoxxAKA John Elroy Sanford

Born: 9-Dec-1922
Birthplace: St. Louis, MO
Died: 11-Oct-1991
Location of death: Hollywood, CA [1]
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Palm Memorial Park, Las Vegas, NV

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Comic, Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Foul-mouthed comedian, Sanford and Son


[1] Queen of Angels-Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, Hollywood, CA.

Father: Fred Sanford (electrician)
Mother: Mary (minister)
Brother: Fred
Wife: Evelyn Killebrew (m. 1948, div. 1951)
Wife: Betty Jean Harris (m. 1955, div. 1975)
Wife: Yun Chi Chung (m. 31-Dec-1976, div. 9-Sep-1981)
Wife: Ka Ho Cho (m. 8-Jul-1991, until his death)

    High School: DuSable High School, Chicago, IL (dropped out)

    St. Louis Walk of Fame
    Bankruptcy $2.5 million in debt, including $755,166.21 in back taxes (Feb-1983)
    Theft (a bottle of milk)
    Risk Factors: Smoking, Cocaine

    TELEVISION
    The Royal Family Alfonso Royal (1991)
    The Redd Foxx Show Al Hughes (1986)
    Sanford Fred Sanford (1980-81)
    Sanford and Son Fred Sanford (1972-77)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Harlem Nights (17-Nov-1989) · Bennie Wilson
    Norman... Is That You? (29-Sep-1976)
    Cotton Comes to Harlem (27-May-1970)


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