Name: Talking Redd Foxx
Made by and When: Shindana Toys, Inc., 1976
Material: Stuffed cloth with talking mechanism within
Marks: Body Tag: ©1976 / Shindana Toys, Inc. / Los Angeles, Calif. 90001 / ALL NEW MATERIALS / Consisting of /… / PATENTED UNDER / LICENSE NO. 3017187
Height: 15-1/2 inches
Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Silk-screen-printed hair and face of Redd Foxx on both sides
Clothes: Sewn-on screen-printed casual clothing of the man portrayed by comedian Redd Foxx as Fred G. Sanford, Jr. on one side and sewn-on screen-printed clothing of the comedian/entertainer Redd Foxx on the other.
Other: This pull-string talker, two dolls in one, portrays the character Fred G. Sanford, Jr. from the popular 1970s-1980s Sanford and Son and Sanford sit-coms on one side and Redd Foxx the comedian and entertainer on the other. When the string is pulled, nine different phrases are spoken in the voice of John Elroy Sanford, which was Redd Foxx’s real name. Fred G. Sanford, Jr. was a character he modeled after his older brother who preceded him in death before the show became a reality. Redd Foxx was his stage name (Wikipedia).
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1978 Shindana Catalog
Perkins, Myla. Black Dolls an Identification and Value Guide 1820 to 1991. Paducah, Kentucky, Collector Books a division of Schroeder Publishing Co., Inc., 1991, page 272.
Wikipedia contributors. “Fred G. Sanford.” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 9 Jun. 2022. Web. 24 Jul. 2022.
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