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John Elroy Sanford (better known as Redd Foxx), raised in Chicago and attended DuSable High School with Harold Washington. Foxx was also a childhood friend of Malcolm Little, who would later become Malcolm X.

There are few comedians that I ever loved as much as Redd Foxx. I think Sanford and Son might be might favorite sitcom of all time. Here Redd Foxx is with his wife Betty Jean.

Redd Foxx and Nina Simone chilling in 1959. They were shot by G. Marshall Wilson (1906-1998), who was a staff photographer for EBONY for 33 years. In other news, this photo will be hanging on my wall in the near future…

Redd Foxx: Known as the "King of the Party Records", Foxx gained notoriety with his raunchy nightclub acts during the 1950s and 1960s. He also starred in Sanford and Son, The Redd Foxx Show and The Royal Family. His film roles included All the Fine Young Cannibals (1960) and Harlem Nights (1989).

Stymie Beard

Stymie - Played by Matthew Beard Born: 1925 With his trademark bowler hat and bald head, Stymie Beard is easily one of the most recognized Rascals next to Spanky, Alfalfa and Darla.

Black Adder. Another quirky and hilarious comedy out of the UK from writer Richard Curtis of Love Actually, starring Rowan Atkinson in his best character role.