Redd Foxx

The Brady Bunch Variety Hour
1922 - 1991

Redd Foxx  American Actor


Jon Elroy Sanford (December 9, 1922 – October 11, 1991), known professionally as Redd Foxx, was an American comedian and actor, best remembered for his explicit comedy records and his starring role on the 1970s sitcom Sanford and Son....

Confirmed Relationships4
Longest Relationship18 yrs, 6 mths
Shortest Relationship3 mths
Average Relationship Length6 yrs, 7 mths
Rumored Relationships1
First Name Redd
Middle Name Elroy
Last Name Foxx
Full Name at Birth John Elroy Sanford
Alternative Name Redd, Chicago Red, Zorro
Age 68 (age at death) years
Birthday 9th December, 1922
Birthplace Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
Died 11th October, 1991
Place of Death Los Angeles, California, United States
Cause of Death Heart Attack
Height 5' 8" (173 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Grey
Distinctive Feature Gruff, deep voice
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Sexuality Straight
Religion Christian
Ethnicity Multiracial
Nationality American
High School DuSable High School, Chicago, IL (dropped out)
Occupation Text Actor, Comedian
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Sanford And Son, The Royal Family
Music Genre (Text) Word play, observational comedy, black comedy, blue comedy
Year(s) Active 1935–1991, 1935–1991 (his death)
Brand Endorsement Colt 45 (spokesperson), (1970s) TV commercial: Ball Park Franks
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Onscreen Matchups


The Royal Family1991 Alfonso Royal TV Show
Bob Hope's Cross-Country Christmas1991 Movie
Harlem Nights1989 Bennie Wilson Movie
Ghost of a Chance1987 Ivory Clay TV Movie
The Redd Foxx Show1986 Al Hughes TV Show
Sanford1980 Fred G. Sanford TV Show
My Buddy1979 Woodrow 'Buddy' Johnson Movie
The Krofft Comedy Hour1978 Stewardess TV Movie
Norman... Is That You?1976 Ben Chambers Movie
The Brady Bunch Variety Hour1976 Redd Foxx TV Show
Lola!1976 Movie
Grady1975 Fred Sanford TV Show
Sanford and Son1972 Fred G. Sanford TV Show
Cotton Comes to Harlem1970 Uncle Budd, Booker Washington Sims Movie
ABC Stage 671966 Pool Hustler TV Show
All the Fine Young Cannibals1960 Redd, Piano Player at Rose's (uncredited) Movie
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Trinity062131Feb 10, 2014

I could be having a bad day and when I watch your show I cheer up.Plus you remind me so much of my dad!Rest In Peace.

CraigSnyderMay 3, 2013

I just loved him in Sanford and Son when I was a kid. He was hilarious in his stand-up and the few movie roles he had.

aaron newsonApr 20, 2010

this might sound weird. i feel a strong connection to him .like he was my dad or somthing.i watch his shows everyday on youtube. i really miss in peace pop ..

carolynFeb 13, 2010

he was a good person.

susan loveFeb 2, 2009

I am looking for free pictures of Redd Foxx. My Granddaughter is doing a report on him. My printer is down. Can anyone send a couple of copies to ua by regular mail?

Bruce HallSep 25, 2008

What happened to the guy who played Rallo

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