Demond Wilson,left, and Redd Foxx, right, starred as Lamont and Fred Sanford in Sandford and Son.
December 9, 1922: John Elroy Sanford, also known as Redd Foxx, was born in St. Louis. Redd Foxx pioneered the concept of recording a stand-up album and was one of the best known comedians of his day.
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.