::Fred G. Sanford


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Fred G. Sanford is a fictional character portrayed by actor/comedian Redd Foxx on the 1972-1977 NBC sitcom Sanford and Son.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref>

Foxx, whose real name was John Elroy Sanford, modeled the character after his real-life brother, whose name in fact was Fred Sanford. The character Fred is an elderly, widowed, sarcastic, and cantankerous junk dealer. He is the proprietor of "Sanford and Son", a junk and antique dealership which he ran out of his home, along with his son Lamont. Foxx appeared in all but 9 of the episodes of the series, the exception being because Foxx had a contract dispute with NBC in 1974.

In 1999 TV Guide ranked him # 36 on its list of the 50 Greatest TV Characters of All Time.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref>

Fred G. Sanford sections
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