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Redd Foxx (John Elroy Sanford) was born on 9 December, 1922 in St. Louis, MO, is an American comedian. Discover Redd Foxx's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of Redd Foxx networth?

Popular As John Elroy Sanford
Occupation actor,soundtrack,writer
Age 69 years old
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Born 9 December 1922
Birthday 9 December
Birthplace St. Louis, MO
Date of death October 11, 1991
Died Place Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center Emergency Room, Los Angeles, CA
Nationality MO

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Redd Foxx Height, Weight & Measurements

At 69 years old, Redd Foxx height is 5' 8" (1.73 m) .

Physical Status
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Who Is Redd Foxx's Wife?

His wife is Ka Ho Cho (m. 1991–1991)

Parents Not Available
Wife Ka Ho Cho (m. 1991–1991)
Sibling Not Available
Children Debraca Denise

Redd Foxx Net Worth

His net worth has been growing significantly in 2020-2021. So, how much is Redd Foxx worth at the age of 69 years old? Redd Foxx’s income source is mostly from being a successful Actor. He is from MO. We have estimated Redd Foxx's net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2021 $1 Million - $5 Million
Salary in 2020 Under Review
Net Worth in 2019 Pending
Salary in 2019 Under Review
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Source of Income Actor

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Fred Sanford, Foxx's character on Sanford and Son (1972), was ranked #42 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" [20 June 2004 issue].


Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith, pg. 165-167. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387


Died of heart attack on the set of The Royal Family (1991).


Due to Foxx's financial woes (the IRS seized and auctioned off his assets in 1989), his widow couldn't pay for his funeral, so Eddie Murphy footed the bill, giving Foxx a lavish, star-studded send-off.


He did, however, find success playing a ghost in the TV movie Ghost of a Chance (1987), with Dick Van Dyke.


He flopped yet again with the sitcom The Redd Foxx Show (1986) on ABC.


Foxx's trouble with the law and the Internal Revenue Service hampered his career in the early 1980s.

The late 1980s found Foxx on a rebound, as he starred with Richard Pryor and Eddie Murphy in the popular Harlem Nights (1989), which showcased the three premiere black comedians of their respective generations. A whole new generation of comedians begin claiming Redd Foxx as a major influence on their careers, including Murphy and Pryor.


Foxx left the show in 1977 to accomplish his dream on ABC: his own variety show, which lasted less than a year. He also starred in the controversial film Norman. . .


Is That You? (1976).


He received his own television series in 1972 called Sanford and Son (1972), which was a reworking of the British sitcom Steptoe and Son (1962). Foxx's character, Fred Sanford (was actually Foxx's brother's name), was a cranky old man who was set in his ways and would insult both friends and strangers at the drop of a hat. He ran a junkyard in Watts, a bad neighborhood in Los Angeles, with his son Lamont (played by Demond Wilson). The show broke down racial stereotypes and was a huge success, making Foxx and the show household names. Foxx fought a very public battle with the writers and producers of the show, claiming that they did not do enough to promote the black experience, and in general complained there were not enough black writers or producers in the entertainment industry. These highly publicized disputes led to the show faltering artistically, but not in the ratings.

Foxx looked like he was finding success 20 years after Sanford and Son (1972) with The Royal Family (1991). However, we will never know if the show would have been a success--while rehearsing for an episode, Foxx collapsed and was rushed to a hospital.


Foxx turned down a role in The Great White Hope (1970), which was inspired by the career and struggles against racism of former heavyweight champ Jack Johnson. Foxx knew Johnson and refused the role as he believed the play (which won the Pulitzer Prize) had white-washed his old friend.


Was the only artist to be invited to Elvis Presley's wedding at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas, on May 1, 1967.


In the 1960s his records became available, although marginally in white record stores, leading to minor comedy work on The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) (aka "The Ed Sullivan Show") and The Red Skelton Hour (1951), among other classic variety shows of the time.

Foxx developed a fan base in the 1960s that led to increased notoriety.


Redd Foxx began doing stand-up comedy on the infamous "Chitlin' Circuit" in the 1940s and 1950s. Foxx was one of the premier "blue humor" comedians. Blue humor was very dirty, too dirty for white audiences. For years his party albums were not available in white record stores.


Was 14 years, 10 months and 19 days younger than his Sanford and Son (1972) character Fred G. Sanford, who was born on January 20th, 1908.