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October 12, 1991 | VICTOR MERINA and LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Comedian Redd Foxx, who became a television star playing an irascible, bawdy junkman in "Sanford and Son" and returned nearly two decades later in the current CBS series "The Royal Family," died Friday of a heart attack. He was 68. Foxx died at Queen of Angels-Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center nearly four hours after he collapsed at Paramount Studios while rehearsing the latest episode of his television series. Foxx was stricken at 4:10 p.m.
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March 27, 2005
I have been waiting a long time to have hip-hop clarified and appreciate that Todd Boyd did just that ("Working Both Sides of Street," March 6). I'm 82 and taught in Pacoima from 1970 to 1990. I was already beginning to hear my sixth-graders rapping "Black Is Beautiful," doing break dancing and displaying their play game of "Pizza Pizza Daddy-O." Oh, that we had candidates who could look to hip-hop for integrating instead of dividing our diverse population! Hilda Lerner Encino Todd BOYD'S essay was insightful.
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NEWS
December 6, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Comedian Redd Foxx earned more than $1 million in an 18-month period ending in June, yet owes the Internal Revenue Service $996,630, according to an affidavit released in federal court. The affidavit said IRS agents who swooped down on Foxx's home Nov. 28 found $12,769 in cash and a dozen guns, including a semiautomatic pistol. The affidavit, released Tuesday, lists more than 300 items which were taken in the raid. The affidavit said Foxx received in excess of $1 million from Jan.
OPINION
October 1, 2002
Regarding "Comic Salve for Thin Skins" (editorial, Sept. 26) and Steve Lopez's Sept. 27 column, "Patrons at Real-Life Barbershop Have No Problem With Movie," let me be quick to say that this is not a call for censorship or a boycott, but a call for sensitivity. I am not calling for a boycott of the movie "Barbershop." My only concern is about the issue of dignity. I enjoy good comedy. I have long enjoyed the humor of a diverse group of individuals, from Redd Foxx to Pigmeat Markham.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 17, 1986 | LEE MARGULIES, Times Staff Writer
You've got to like cantankerousness to enjoy "The Redd Foxx Show." That's what Foxx plays. It worked well enough in "Sanford and Son," but, in his new ABC comedy series, premiering Saturday at 8 p.m. (Channels 7, 3, 10 and 42), it doesn't jibe with the premise. Foxx is cast as Al Hughes, a widower who lives above the small coffee shop and newsstand that he owns in New York City, with one cook-waitress (Rosana De Soto) in his employ.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Comedian and actor Redd Foxx collapsed with a heart attack Friday afternoon at Paramount Studios and was hospitalized in extremely critical condition, authorities said. Paramedics were called to the studio shortly after 4 p.m., a Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman said. Foxx was unconscious and "extremely critical" when he was brought into the emergency room at Queen of Angels-Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, a hospital spokeswoman said.
NEWS
January 25, 1990 | From Times wire services
Officials with the Robert Deiro Auction Co. said today that they are proceeding with plans to sell personal property of entertainer Redd Foxx at auction Saturday. An attorney for Foxx raised questions about the auction earlier this week and will argue the matter in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Las Vegas Friday morning. Beverly Hills attorney Paul Whitford said the auction, ordered by the Internal Revenue Service, would conflict with the rights of the bankruptcy court.
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May 1, 1990 | GREG BRAXTON, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
A Taxing Auction for Redd Foxx: The Internal Revenue Service says it plans to auction off four cars and a motor scooter owned by entertainer Redd Foxx to help pay off his tax debt. The cars to be sold at the May 11 public auction include a 1927 Model T, a 1975 Panther, a 1983 Zimmer and a 1978 Jeep Cherokee. The IRS says Foxx owes $755,166 in back taxes for 1983, 1984 and 1986.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 30, 1987
The telecast of the American Comedy Awards show May 19 was humorous and interesting but omitted any recognition of Dick Shawn, who like Ernie Kovacs, Charlie Chaplin and Redd Foxx (none of whom was acknowledged either), was an original comedic presence and whose recent passing leaves quite a void. ABBY FRANKLIN Sherman Oaks
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November 30, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
IRS Seizes Redd Foxx's Home, 7 Cars: Comedian Redd Foxx, who starred in the TV series "Sanford & Son," was left with only a bed in his house in Las Vegas after the Internal Revenue Service seized his home and seven of his vehicles for allegedly failing to pay income taxes from 1983 to 1986. The IRS said the seizures were made to pay $755,166.21 Foxx owed for taxes in 1983, 1984 and 1986. It said Foxx had ignored four payment notices.
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October 25, 1991 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
A New Direction: CBS' "The Royal Family," left without a leading man following the sudden death earlier this month of Redd Foxx, appears headed for an overhaul. Former "227" star Jackee reportedly will join the cast as a relative of Della Reese, who starred as Foxx's wife in the sitcom. The producers and networks felt it would be best not to fill Foxx's role with another actor.
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October 14, 1991 | LAWRENCE CHRISTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The line between bawdiness and filth is generally so fine that no one can tell when it's been crossed until it's too late. Until Redd Foxx hit the big time on national TV as Fred Sanford, for years he had been known as a "dirty" comedian, and even by today's standards, to put on one of the scores of his old party albums is to experience real shock for a couple of minutes until you begin to pick up on his bluesy shout rhythms and hear out his great improvisational riffs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Comedian and actor Redd Foxx collapsed with a heart attack Friday afternoon at Paramount Studios and was hospitalized in extremely critical condition, authorities said. Paramedics were called to the studio shortly after 4 p.m., a Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman said. Foxx was unconscious and "extremely critical" when he was brought into the emergency room at Queen of Angels-Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, a hospital spokeswoman said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 1991 | VICTOR MERINA and LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Comedian Redd Foxx, who became a television star playing an irascible, bawdy junkman in "Sanford and Son" and returned nearly two decades later in the current CBS series "The Royal Family," died Friday of a heart attack. He was 68. Foxx died at Queen of Angels-Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center nearly four hours after he collapsed at Paramount Studios while rehearsing the latest episode of his television series. Foxx was stricken at 4:10 p.m.
NEWS
September 15, 1991 | SHARON BERNSTEIN, Sharon Bernstein is a regular contributor to TV Times and Calendar
Redd Foxx stands in the middle of the rehearsal stage with a lit cigarette in his left ear, his mouth puckering rhythmically as if blowing smoke rings. Director Neema Barnette is off to the side, working with actress Mariann Aalda on an entrance, oblivious to the figure standing quietly to stage left, puffing away. But as the titters grow to chuckles and, finally, guffaws, she turns around. Even the over-stressed stage manager has given up screeching for quiet on the set. Hold on, Elizabeth!
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May 14, 1990 | GREG BRAXTON, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Auction Helps Foxx Out of Tax Hole: Eight car enthusiasts paid a total of $49,555 at a Las Vegas auction for eight vehicles formerly owned by Redd Foxx to help pay the nearly $3 million the Internal Revenue Service claims Foxx owes in back taxes. A custom-made 1983 Zimmer Opera Coupe, purchased by an unidentified buyer, brought the high bid of $16,500. Jewelry owned by Foxx--including a gold watch given to him 13 years ago by Elvis Presely--will be auctioned next month.
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October 25, 1991 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
A New Direction: CBS' "The Royal Family," left without a leading man following the sudden death earlier this month of Redd Foxx, appears headed for an overhaul. Former "227" star Jackee reportedly will join the cast as a relative of Della Reese, who starred as Foxx's wife in the sitcom. The producers and networks felt it would be best not to fill Foxx's role with another actor.
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May 9, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Box office star Eddie Murphy and comedian Richard Pryor are working together in Paramount's "Harlem Nights," a new action-comedy that marks the directorial debut of Murphy who also wrote the screenplay and is executive producer. Redd Foxx, Danny Aiello, Michael Lerner, Della Reese, Stan Shaw and Arsenio Hall are also in the cast of the film that is set in Club Sugar Ray's, "the most popular after-hours nightclub in New York City, 1938."
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April 5, 1990 | From Times wire services
The Internal Revenue Service has returned a truckload of personal property seized from comedian Redd Foxx last November after working out an agreement on payment of back taxes. Foxx said he was pleased with the return of the items but declined further comment. His attorney, Marc Risman, said an agreement had been worked out with the IRS after months of negotiations. He said Foxx will make installment payments on current and past taxes.
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