Redd Foxx

Escaping to Harlem in the late 1930's, Redd Foxx worked the ‘chitlin' circuit as a singer. Over the next twenty years he recorded numerous off-color albums as a comedian, which became staples in black households. In the early-70s Foxx became the star of "Sanford and Son" which brought Foxx wealth and fame. After a decade-long free-fall, he made a comeback as the star of the popular sitcom "The Royal Family," and sadly, died of a heart attack during rehearsal in 1991.

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