Redd Foxx


1922-1991. St. Louis, Missouri, United States

  • Stage name is a combination of his nickname Redd, due to his skin tone and hair color, and the last name of MLB player Jimmie Foxx.
  • First party record (a term used for X-rated material), Laff of the Party (Volume 1), was released in 1956.
  • Malcolm X referred to him in the 1964 book The Autobiography of Malcolm X as the funniest dishwasher on earth.
  • Made his TV debut in 1964 on Today.