John Elroy Sanford (1922 – 1991), known professionally as Redd Foxx. American comedian and actor.
- " In the 1940s, he was an associate of Malcolm Little, later known as
Malcolm X. In Malcolm's autobiography, Foxx is referred to as "Chicago
Red, the funniest dishwasher on this earth." He earned the nickname
because of his reddish hair and complexion. His surname was taken from
baseball star Jimmie Foxx." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redd_Foxx