Died Today (October 11th): Redd Foxx

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reddfoxx.jpgRedd Foxx (1922–1991)

Born: December 9, 1922 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Died: October 11, 1991 (age 68) in Los Angeles, California, USA

Married to:
Ka Ho Cho (8 July 1991 – 11 October 1991) (his death)
Yun Chi Chung (31 December 1976 – 11 September 1981) (divorced)
Betty Jean Harris (22 July 1956 – 1975) (divorced)
Evelyn Killebrew (1948 – 1951) (divorced)

Fred was a funny kid, and I got a lot of humor from him. For a while, we were in a Catholic school up in Milwaukee, and Fred used to get laughs pulling an electric iron around the floor, like dragging a dog on a leash. Every day he had a new thing going with the iron. Fred was a great ball player too. He tried out with the Chicago White Sox, but that was years before Jackie Robinson made the break, and he was too early.

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