Redd Foxx

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Quotes (2)

  • Redd Foxx: Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.

  • Redd Foxx: Beauty may be skin deep, but ugly goes clear to the bone.

Trivia (26)

  • Redd Foxx was only paid $25 for recording his first comedy album Laff of the Party.

  • During his last 2 years of life, Foxx openly criticized younger comedians for not coming to his financial aid.

  • During his high School years, Foxx was friends with future mayor of Chicago Harold Washington.

  • In 1983, Redd Foxx filed for bankruptcy.

  • In 1983, Redd Foxx was $2.5 million in debt, and owed $755,166.21 in back taxes to the IRS.

  • Redd Foxx has a star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame.

  • During World War II, Redd Foxx used illegal means to avoid the draft.

  • Redd Foxx moved to Chicago when he was thirteen. He supported himself by playing the washboard in a band.

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