Wednesday, January 23, 2013

"You Big Dummy!"

Though obviously known for his stage name, Redd Foxx (1922-1991), he was born John Elroy Sanford, and too many, he'll always be Fred Sanford.  Foxx spent several years becoming a popular nightclub act in the 1950's before being called to Los Angeles where he picked up a recording deal and released a series of popular party records throughout the 1960's. Foxx became a crossover hit with his 70's sitcom, Sanford and Son, an adaptation of the British TV series, Steptoe and Son.  Despite notorious problems with his taxes, Foxx continued to be a television staple and popular club act (the first to play to white audiences in Vegas) for the remainder of his life.

(Warning: Salty...yet hilarious...Language)

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