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Foxx, Redd, 1922-1991

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Personal name headingFoxx, Redd, 1922-1991
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Variant(s)Redd Foxx, 1922-1991
Sanford, John Elroy, 1922-1991
Sanford, John Elroy, 1922-1991
Foxx, Red, 1922-1991
Associated countryUnited States
Birth date1922-12-09
Death date1991-11-11
Place of birthSaint Louis (Mo.)
Place of deathHollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
AffiliationDooto Records
Profession or occupationComedians Actors
Found inHis The both sides of Redd Foxx. [Phonodisc] 1966.
Current biography yrbk., 1992 (Foxx, Redd; b. 12/9/22; d. 10/11/91)
Performing arts biography master index, 1985 (Foxx, Redd; Foxx, Red)
African American National Biography, accessed January 22, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Foxx, Redd; John Elroy Sanford; Chicago Red; radio / television personality, comedian; born 09 December 1922 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States; attending DuSable High School; teamed with Slappy White (1947); the duo was invited by Dinah Washington to open for her in California (1952); recorded stand-up comic material with Dooto Records, rising to popularity with the so-called party albums (1955); signed by Frank Sinatra to LOMA, subsidiary of Reprise label; booked by the Today show, the Tonight Show, The Joey Bishop Show (1960's); broke into motion pictures in the United Artists release Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970); received a title role in Norman Lear's adaptation of the British comedy Steptoe and Son, and on NBC's television series Sanford and Son; final success with CBS's The Royal Family (1991); honors include, nominations for six Emmy Awards; died 11 November 1991 in Hollywood, California, United States)