January 17, 1986 |
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.
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October 12, 1991 |
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.
January 25, 1990 |
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.
May 1, 1990 |
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.
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
October 25, 1991 |
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.