Redd Foxx

Redd Foxx
1922 - 1991
Redd Foxx  American Actor

Redd Foxx dating history


Redd Foxx was previously married to Ka Ho Cho (1991), Yun Chi Chung (1976 - 1981), Betty Jean Harris (1956 - 1975) and Evelyn Killebrew (1948 - 1951).

Redd Foxx was in a relationship with Midori (1976).

Redd Foxx is rumoured to have hooked up with Kitten Natividad.


American Actor Redd Foxx was born John Elroy Sanford on 9th December, 1922 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA and passed away on 11th Oct 1991 Queen Of Angels Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center Emergency Room, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA aged 68. He is most remembered for his roles as Fred G. Sanford in the NBC television sitcom Sanford and Son and the spin-off sequel Sanford, and Alexander Alphonso Royal in the CBS television sitcom The Royal Family. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

Redd Foxx was in 2 on-screen matchups, including Della Reese in The Royal Family (1991) and Lynn Hamilton in Sanford and Son (1972).

Redd Foxx is a member of the following lists: American film actors, American television actors and Atlantic Records artists.


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Relationship Statistics

Married4 18 years, 6 months 6 years, 7 months 3 months, 2 days
Dating1 48 years, 1 month - -
Rumoured1 - - -
Total6 48 years, 1 month 12 years, 5 months 3 months, 2 days


First Name Redd
Middle Name Elroy
Last Name Foxx
Full Name at Birth John Elroy Sanford
Alternative Name Redd, Chicago Red, Zorro, King of the Party Records, Redd Foxx, John Elroy Sanford
Birthday 9th December, 1922
Birthplace St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Died 11th October, 1991
Place of Death Queen Of Angels Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center Emergency Room, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
Cause of Death Heart Attack
Buried Palm Eastern Cemetery, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Height 5' 10" (178 cm)
Weight 188lbs (85 kg)
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, Illinois, USA (dropped out)
Occupation Text Actor, Comedian
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame his roles as Fred G. Sanford in the NBC television sitcom Sanford and Son and the spin-off sequel Sanford, and Alexander Alphonso Royal in the CBS television sitcom The Royal Family
Music Genre (Text) Word play, Observational Comedy, Black Comedy, Blue Comedy, Insult Comedy
Year(s) Active 1935–1991, 1935–1991 (his death)
Brand Endorsement Colt 45 (spokesperson), (1970s) TV commercial: Ball Park Franks
Official Websites,,,,

John Elroy Sanford (December 9, 1922 – October 11, 1991), better known by his stage name Redd Foxx, was an American stand-up comedian and actor. Foxx gained success with his raunchy nightclub acts during the civil rights movement. Known as the "King of the Party Records", he performed on more than 50 records in his lifetime. He portrayed Fred G. Sanford on the television show Sanford and Son and starred in The Redd Foxx Show and The Royal Family. His film projects included All the Fine Young Cannibals (1960), Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970), Norman... Is That You? (1976) and Harlem Nights (1989).

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Partner Comparison

Redd Foxx68 SagittariusActor
Ka Ho Cho-Relative
Yun Chi Chung-Relative
Midori83 AquariusActress
Betty Jean Harris-Relative
Evelyn Killebrew-Relative
Kitten Natividad74 AquariusPornstar


The Royal Family1991Alfonso RoyalTV Show
Harlem Nights1989Bennie WilsonMovie
Ghost of a Chance1987Ivory ClayTV Movie
The Redd Foxx Show1986Al HughesTV Show
Sanford1980Fred G. SanfordTV Show
My Buddy1979Woodrow 'Buddy' JohnsonTV Movie
Flying High1978Redd FoxxTV Show
The Krofft Comedy Hour1978StewardessTV Movie
Norman... Is That You?1976Ben ChambersMovie
The Brady Bunch Variety Hour1976Redd FoxxTV Show
Grady1975Fred SanfordTV Show
Sanford and Son1972Fred G. Sanford / Self / Ebenezer ScroogeTV Show
Cotton Comes to Harlem1970Uncle Budd / Booker Washington SimsMovie
The Name of the Game1968Redd FoxxTV Show
Valentine's Day1964Smoking Movie PatronTV Show
All the Fine Young Cannibals1960Redd, Piano Player at Rose's (uncredited)Movie
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Posted commentsView all comments (15)

4EverYahama4EverYahamaDec 8, 2022

Happy heavenly early birthday!

wjerryzwjerryzFeb 20, 2022

The life of comedy. You will never be forgotten. RIP

wjerryzwjerryzJun 19, 2016

Redd you are the best. Loved all your shows

Trinity062131Trinity062131Feb 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.

CraigSnyderCraigSnyderMay 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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