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Black and blue : the Redd Foxx story

Author: Michael Starr
Publisher: Milwaukee, WI : Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Red Foxx was an "overnight sensation" at 49 whose early life was defined by adversity, and post-Sanford and Son years by a blur of women, cocaine, endless lawsuits, financial chaos, and a losing battle with the IRS. But his trailblazing style had opened the door for generations of African American comedians.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Redd Foxx
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Starr
ISBN: 9781557837547 1557837546
OCLC Number: 707968414
Description: xvi, 328 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Every word he said was funny --
The funniest dishwasher on this earth --
Redd Foxx looked better on a marquee --
I gave it to them funky --
The king of the party records --
It's not easy out there --
Los Angeles is a rotten town for nightlife --
Sanford and son --
The godfather of sitcom --
The way it is, I'm still in slavery --
A cross between Disneyland and a circus --
Like hearing zircon scratch glass --
I'd do anything for money --
They've taken everything --
God has plans of his own.
Responsibility: Michael Seth Starr.

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Red Foxx was an "overnight sensation" at 49 whose early life was defined by adversity, and post-Sanford and Son years by a blur of women, cocaine, endless lawsuits, financial chaos, and a losing battle with the IRS. But his trailblazing style had opened the door for generations of African American comedians.

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