Redd Foxx


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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Highlights
Pat Morita on his longtime friendship with Redd Foxx; and on appearing as a regular on Sanford and Son
Michael Moye on writing an episode of Sanford and Son
Saul Turteltaub on Redd Foxx holding out for a higher salary on Sanford and Son and almost not appearing on the show when Turteltaub and Bernie Orenstein became producers, and how Eydie Gorme convinced him to come back to the show
Marian Rees on the casting of Sanford and Son:  Redd Foxx
Quincy Jones on composing the theme for Sanford & Son
Rita Riggs on designing costumes for Sanford and Son, and on the challenges of designing for Redd Foxx as "Fred Sanford"
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Reuben Cannon

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Reuben Cannon on casting for Ironside, Emergency!, The Rockford Files, Baretta, and Sanford and Son

Jamie Masada with Emerson College

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Jamie Masada on the importance of the history of comedy, and booking older comedians like Redd Foxx and Buddy Hackett

Hal Cooper

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Hal Cooper on directing Sanford and Son

Hugh Downs

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Hugh Downs on memorable guests on Today - Redd Foxx

Lewis Gomavitz

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Lewis Gomavitz on the cast of Sanford and Son including Redd Foxx

Robert Guillaume

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Robert Guillaume on actor Redd Foxx

Jonathan Harris

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Jonathan Harris on guest-starring on Sanford and Son, and on his friendship with Redd Foxx

Quincy Jones

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Quincy Jones on composing the theme for Sanford & Son

Norman Lear

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Norman Lear on how he got CBS to buy the show Sanford and Son with Redd Foxx, and on casting Demond Wilson

Pat Morita

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Pat Morita on his longtime friendship with Redd Foxx; and on appearing as a regular on Sanford and Son
Pat Morita on his friendship with Redd Foxx (cont.)

Michael Moye

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Michael Moye on writing an episode of Sanford and Son

Bernie Orenstein

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Bernie Orenstein on he and Saul Turteltaub being hired to produce Sanford and Son by Norman Lear, and Redd Foxx almost dropping out of the show before they started
Bernie Orenstein on how much he and Saul Turteltaub enjoyed working with Redd Foxx on Sanford and Son, and how Foxx protected them when people criticized them for being white writers on an African American show
Bernie Orenstein on the dynamic between Redd Foxx and Demond Wilson as "Fred Sanford" and "Lamont Sanford" on Sanford and Son
Bernie Orenstein on why he thinks Sanford and Son was so successful (his answer: Redd Foxx) and Foxx's input on the show's scripts

Marian Rees

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Marian Rees on working on Sanford and Son  starring Redd Foxx
Marian Rees on the casting of Sanford and Son:  Redd Foxx

Della Reese

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Della Reese on appearing as herself on Sanford and Son with Redd Foxx
Della Reese on appearing in the feature "Harlem Nights," and on starring on The Royal Family with Redd Foxx

Hank Rieger

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Hank Rieger on publicity for Sanford and Son and working with Redd Foxx

Rita Riggs

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Rita Riggs on designing costumes for Sanford and Son, and on the challenges of designing for Redd Foxx as "Fred Sanford"

Aaron Ruben

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Aaron Ruben on how Redd Foxx came to be cast on Sanford & Son; the cast of All in the Family sat through the casting

Jack Shea

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Jack Shea on the audience reaction to Redd Foxx (and some of his off-screen antics) on Sanford and Son
Jack Shea on problems between Redd Foxx and producers on Sanford and Son
Director Jack Shea on Redd Foxx and his comedy style and relationship with the cast of Sanford and Son
Jack Shea on Redd Foxx falling ill on the set of The Royal Family
Jack Shea on directing The Royal Family starring Redd Foxx and Della Reese

Saul Turteltaub

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Saul Turteltaub on Redd Foxx holding out for a higher salary on Sanford and Son and almost not appearing on the show when Turteltaub and Bernie Orenstein became producers, and how Eydie Gorme convinced him to come back to the show
Saul Turteltaub on working with Redd Foxx on Sanford and Son
Saul Turteltaub on the popularity of Sanford and Son, which he attributes to Redd Foxx
Saul Turteltaub on Redd Foxx and Demond Wilson's chemistry on Sanford and Son and Foxx's skills as an actor

David L. Wolper

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David Wolper on how comedian Redd Foxx almost was cast as a slave on Roots

Bud Yorkin

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Bud Yorkin on working with Redd Foxx on Sanford and Son

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