Friday, January 14, 2011

Sanford and Son Debuts

On January 14 in Black History...

In 1972 "Sansford and Son" premeired on NBC.  This sitcom gained immediate popularity depicting an African-American Father and son engaged in the junkyard business. Norman Lear and Bud Yorkin developed the comedy series based on the British "Steptoe and Son." The name Sanford came from John Sanford, the real name of comedian Redd Foxx, who played Fred Sanford. His son, Lamont, was played by Demond Wilson.

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