Redd Foxx Quotes (12 quotes)
“Music played a large role in the survival of the black people in America — that and a sense of humor that just couldn't be enslaved.”
The Redd Foxx Encyclopedia of Black Humor (1977) (co-written with Norma Miller)
“Love. Hygiene. That's the important thing. Hygiene. The toughest thing in the world: have to turn to your mate one night and say: You gotta wash your ass! Shit. Knowing how difficult it is, I said it for you : You Gotta Wash Your Ass.”
Stage performance (1980), promoting his comedy album, You Gotta Wash Your Ass (1976).
Stage performance on YouTube
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsRedd Foxx
Born: December 9, 1922
Died: October 11, 1991 (aged 68)
Bio: John Elroy Sanford, better known by his stage name Redd Foxx, was an American comedian and actor, best known for his starring role on the sitcom Sanford and Son.
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