Redd Foxx

Prior to experiencing widespread fame in the 1970s as the star of Sanford and Son, Redd Foxx was a notorious blue comic whose cheerfully rude persona was on display in countless party albums that some have estimated sold a combined 15 million copies.??Foxx was born John Elroy Sanford in St. Louis, Missouri on December 9, 1922. At an early age he acquired the nickname "Red." When he was four, his father left the family and John was primarily raised by his mother and grandmother. When he was thirteen, he moved to Chicago's south side where, for the next three years, he supported himself playing... Read More

City Of Origin:
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Genre:
Comedy, Standup Comedy
Birthdate:
12/09/1922
Death date:
10/11/1991
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