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.
Redd Foxx who was born John Elroy Sanford, got the name Redd Foxx becaue of his nickname Red Chicago and Major League Baseball player, Jimmie Foxx.
Redd Foxx was married to Evelyn Killebrew from 1948 until 1951. Then he was married to Betty Jean Harris from 1955 until 1975. He was later married to Yun Chi Chung from 1976 until 1981. Finally he was married to Ka Ho Cho for three months in 1991 until his death.
Redd Foxx was married four times.
Redd Foxx was a huge fan of the Little Rascals.
Redd Foxx went to Du Sable High School in Chicago, Illinois.
When Redd Foxx had his heart attack, the people around him thought he was joking and didn't seek help right away.
In June of 2004, Redd Foxx's character Fred Sanford on Sanford and Sonwas ranked #42 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time."
Redd Foxx has an adopted daughter named Debraca Foxx.
In 1989, Redd Foxx has all of his assets seized by the IRS and sold at an auction.
Eddie Murphy paid for Redd Foxx's funeral.
Redd Foxx used to be a dishwasher.
Redd Foxx had lead roles on all the major networks, NBC, ABC, and CBS; making him amongst the very few to ever accomplish that.
In May of 1967, Redd Foxx was the only artist to be invited to Elvis Presley's wedding at the Alladin Hotel in Las Vegas.
Redd Foxx is buried in the Palm Memorial Gardens, in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is located in the Devotion Section.
Redd Foxx died of a heart attack while he was on the set of The Royal Family.
Redd Foxx is one-quarter Seminole Indian.
Redd Foxx is a famous comedian and actor.
Redd Foxx's nickname is Chicago Red.
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.