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Redd Foxx

1922 - 1991

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John Elroy Sanford (December 9, 1922 – October 11, 1991), better known by his stage name Redd Foxx, was an American stand-up comedian and actor. Foxx gained success with his raunchy nightclub act before and during the civil rights movement. Known as the "King of the Party Records", he performed on more than 50 records in his lifetime. He portrayed Fred G. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Redd Foxx has received more than 5,424,479 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Redd Foxx is the 6,087th most popular actor (down from 5,011th in 2019), the 9,057th most popular biography from United States (down from 7,831st in 2019) and the 2,908th most popular American Actor.

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  • 5.4M

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  • 42.76

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 21

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.28

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.17

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Redd Foxx ranks 6,087 out of 9,996Before him are Teryl Rothery, Magnus Samuelsson, Antony Starr, Miguel Herrán, Ge You, and Ethan Suplee. After him are Joe Mantell, Reggie Lee, Juhi Chawla, Carmen Zapata, Govinda, and Van Williams.

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Among people born in 1922, Redd Foxx ranks 351Before him are Jeanne Sauvé, Giorgio Anglesio, Melvin Laird, Eevi Huttunen, Jim Pollard, and Elsa Joubert. After him are Roberto Lovera, Darren McGavin, Musa Gareyev, Warwick Estevam Kerr, Derek J. de Solla Price, and André Buffière. Among people deceased in 1991, Redd Foxx ranks 218Before him are Howard Ashman, Fritz Riess, Eleanor Boardman, Carl-Erik Holmberg, Lilian Bond, and Giacomo Mari. After him are Veniamin Alexandrov, Sylvio Hoffmann, Aldo Ghira, Cliff Bastin, Paulo Muwanga, and Tom Bridger.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Redd Foxx ranks 9,057 out of 18,182Before him are Toni Frissell (1907), Gregg Rolie (1947), John Carroll (1735), Nelson Riddle (1921), Ethan Suplee (1976), and Karl Taylor Compton (1887). After him are Bryan D. O'Connor (1946), Eric Adams (1960), Joe Mantell (1915), Lee Trevino (1939), Marin Alsop (1956), and Ormond Stone (1847).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Redd Foxx ranks 2,908Before him are Del Harris (1937), Wendie Jo Sperber (1958), Phillip Rhee (1960), Lukas Haas (1976), Bridget Regan (1982), and Ethan Suplee (1976). After him are Joe Mantell (1915), Carmen Zapata (1927), Van Williams (1934), Helene Costello (1906), Steve Railsback (1945), and Jason Schwartzman (1980).

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