May 10, 2015

Redd Foxx

The interesting thing for me was learning that there was someone breaking ground in comedy before Richard Pryor.

His name is Redd Foxx.

Redd Foxx died while making a return to television sitcoms in the late 80s/early 90s.  Ironically, his death preceded the rise of younger generation Black comedies like In Living Color and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. 
In life and in death, Foxx`s work on Sanford & Son will be forever be the standard for Black comedy on television.

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