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Sanford and Son (tv Series 1972–1977

One of television's all-time classic sitcoms, the Norman Lear-produced "Sanford and Son" debuted just three days after the one-year anniversary of Lear's fabulously successful, "All in the Family." Fred Sanford is a cantankerous 65-year-old, black, widowed junk dealer living in Los Angeles' Watts neighborhood. Helping him is his restless son, 34-year-old Lamont; Fred's beloved wife and Lamont's mother, Elizabeth, had died more than 20 years earlier. Fred's schemes and bigotry especially toward Julio, a Puerto Rican who was Lamont's friend, whites and other minorities often frustrated Lamont. Fred also showed overt disdain for his sister-in-law, Aunt Esther (the feeling was mutual). Many times, Lamont threatened to leave for meaningful work, but Fred faked a heart attack each time ("Oh, this time its real, I'm a-comin' 'Lizabeth!") as a sympathy ploy to get his son to stay. By 1977, Fred and Lamont had sold their business (stars Foxx and Wilson wanted to leave the series); it became the Sanford Arms, a rooming house. The show continued as the short-lived "Sanford Arms" (without Foxx or Wilson); it was revived in 1980 on CBS as "Sanford" (starring Foxx and without Wilson). (Source: www.imdb.com)

Sanford and Son

The highest-rated half-hour series in NBC history at the time, Sanford and Son stars Redd Foxx as the cantankerous sexagenarian Fred Sanford and Demond Wilson as his son Lamont, also his business partner in the family junk-dealing business. To prevent his son from leaving home, and bent on having things his own way in general, Fred often calls upon such ruses as fake heart attacks or phony back ailments. Lamont usually sees through these subterfuges, but because he loves his father, he lets him think he's getting his way. Joining the Sanfords in the Los Angeles ghetto are LaWanda Page as Fred's Bible-toting sister-in-law, Esther; Whitman Mayo (a Golden Globe nominee in the role) as Fred's best friend, Grady; and Lynn Hamilton as Donna Harris, who somehow adores Fred, even with all his faults. (Source: www.sonypictures.com)

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Sanford and Son debuted in 1972 and was a ratings hit through its entire run of six seasons. Redd Foxx was already a star in the comedy world before he took on the role of cranky, scheming junk dealer Fred Sanford. Fred and his son Lamont (Demond Wilson) work together in the salvage yard and have a hilariously rocky, no-holds-barred father-son relationship. Nominated for multiple awards, Foxx won (Source: www.amazon.com)

 

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