Published on May 12, 2011 by Amy
John Elroy Sanford (December 9, 1922 – October 11, 1991), better known by his stage name Redd Foxx, was an American comedian and actor, best known for his starring role on the sitcom Sanford and Son.
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Foxx was born in St. Louis, Missouri and raised in Chicago on the South Side. His mother was half Seminole. His father, an electrician, left his family when Foxx was four years old. Foxx was raised by his mother, his minister, and his grandmother. He briefly attended DuSable High School with future Chicago mayor Harold Washington.
Birth Name: John Elroy Sanford
Birth Place: St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.
Date of Birth: December 9, 1922
Date of Death: October 11, 1991
Ethnicity: African American, Seminole