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John Elroy Sanford

Born: 1922 AD
Died: 1991 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Comedians

1922 – He was born in St. Louis, Missouri this year and raised on Chicago’s South Side.


1940 – He was a well-known associate of Malcolm little (later known as Malcolm X), according to Malcolm’s autobiography.


1972-77 – on the successful "Sanford And Son" sitcom for 5 years.


1975 – He also appeared ringside at the famous boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Chuck Wepner near Cleveland, Ohio.


1977 – He struck out on his own by starring in a short-lived variety show.


1991 – He appeared to be making a comeback with the series The Royal Family, in which he co-starred with his long-time friend Della Reese when a fatal heart attack felled him on the set.