Sanford and Son starred Redd Foxx as Fred G. Sanford, a 65-year-old junk dealer in the Watts neighborhood of southern Los Angeles. His address is given as 9114 South Central Ave. Demond Wilson starred as his son Lamont, a 31-year-old (when the series began) who lived in his father's house. Although Fred loved Lamont, he often called him "dummy"...
Last Episode06x25 School Daze Aired: Mar. 25, 1977
When Fred is caught spending a lot of time with Doris, a white school-teacher, everyone is sure he's only studying about the birds and bees. …
Series Fun Facts
- The producers' original choice for Lamont Sanford was Cleavon Little, who turned it down due to prior commitments. He suggested 'Redd Foxx' to them for the role of Fred Sanford.
- On the episode of Once A Thief (guest star Ron Glass) plays an Ex-convict.Demond Wilson and Ron Glass played Roomates on the remake of the New Odd Couple that aired in the early 80'S.
- Demond Wilson's character Lamont Sanford is best friends with Rollo Lawson, portrayed by Nathaniel Taylor. However, in real life behind the scenes it was the polar opposite. Wilson said in a…
[show]Demond Wilson's character Lamont Sanford is best friends with Rollo Lawson, portrayed by Nathaniel Taylor. However, in real life behind the scenes it was the polar opposite. Wilson said in a 2015 interview with ILoveOldSchoolMusic.Com that Taylor never really did like him while they were filming the series, and that the last time he saw Taylor was in 1977. Wilson further stated that the reason why they appeared to have good chemistry on screen was because they were high most of the time, with drugs supplied by Lawanda Page, who portrayed Aunt Esther. The reason why Taylor did not like him is never mentioned in the interview.