Sanford and Son (1972 - 1977)

Sanford and Son

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L.A. junk dealer Fred Sanford was Norman Lear's black counterpart to Archie Bunker. The gravel-voiced widower hurled outrageous one-liners at his Bible-toting sister-in-law, Esther; cooked up get-rich-quick schemes with buddies Grady (who got his own spin-off series in 1975) and Bubba; and feigned countless `big ones' (heart attacks) to win the sympathy of long-suffering son Lamont. Based on the British series `Steptoe and Son,' the show consistently ranked in the Top 10.

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1976, NBC, 25 episodes

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1975, NBC, 24 episodes

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1974, NBC, 25 episodes

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1973, NBC, 24 episodes

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1972, NBC, 24 episodes

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1972, NBC, 14 episodes


Redd Foxx
as Fred Sanford
Demond Wilson
as Lamont Sanford
Slappy White
as Melvin
Don Bexley
as Bubba Hoover
Noam Pitlik
as Off. Swanhauser
Hal Williams
as Off. `Smitty' Smith
Beah Richards
as Aunt Ethel
Gregory Sierra
as Julio Fuentes
Nathaniel Taylor
as Rollo Larson
LaWanda Page
as Aunt Esther Anderson
Whitman Mayo
as Grady Wilson
Lynn Hamilton
as Donna Harris
Howard Platt
as Off. `Hoppy' Hopkins
Marlene Clark
as Janet Lawson
Raymond Allen
as Woody Anderson
Edward C. Crawford
as Roger Lawson
Arnold Johnson
as George Hutton
Fritzi Burr
as Miss Cogley
Nancy Kulp
as May. Hopkins
Ed McMahon
as Commander
Helen Martin
as 1st Lady
John Hawker
as William
Mary Alice
as Frances Victor
Wally Taylor
as Barrington
Ron Glass
as Hucklebuck
David Roberts
as Dr. Caldwell
Frank Nelson
as Salesman
Gabe Dell
as Gunman
Danny Wells
as Danny Taylor
Alma Beltran
as Mrs. Fuentes
Davis Roberts
as Dr. Caldwell
Hilda Haynes
as Aunt Minnie
Jack de Leon
as Director
Al Stevenson
as Mr. Logan
Rich Hurst
as Policeman
Helen Funai
as Miss Sato
Carol DeLuise
as Ms. Barnes
Edward Andrews
as Sam Andrews
Liam Dunn
as Benny
Jonathan Harris
as Emile Bonnet
Fred D. Scott
as Hastings
Carol Arther
as Ms. Barnes
Herb Voland
as Osborne
Tina Andrews
as Elizabeth
Robert Guillaume
as Albert Brock
Don Ho
as Himself
Stan Haze
as Jo-Jo Jackson
Beverly Sanders
as Nora Simpson
Basil Hoffman
as Store Owner
Raymond Oliver
as Dr. Poag (hypnotist)
Maida Severn
as Miss Ecker
John Barbour
as Harry Monte
Lou Jacobi
as Max Steinberg
Paul Reid Roman
as Bob Williams
Robert DoQui
as Psychologist
B.B. King
as Himself
Vernon Weddle
as Clifford
Tom Scott
as Phillips
Harvey Jason
as Dr. Stewart
Don Rickles
as Announcer
Max Steinberg
as Fred's Counterpart
Cesare Danova
as Cavorting Connoisseur
Milton Selzer
as Sam Gittelman
Graham Brown
as Principal
Keene Curtis
as Dr. Goodman
Elma Jackson
as Mrs. Harris
Percy Rodrigues
as Lou Turner
Larry J. Blake
as Mr. Watkins
Sonny Jim Gaines
as "Big Money Grip" Madlock
Charles Weldon
as Miss Wallace
Mel Stewart
as Clarence
Sid McCoy
as 1st Dentist
Darrell Zwerling
as Pediatrician
Corey John Fischer
as Anthony Marvinowsky
Royce Williams
as Aunt Rosetta
Leo Fuchs
as Goldstein
Esther Sutherland
as Aunt Minnie
Harry Basch
as Dr. Jamison
Elma V. Jackson
as Mrs. Harris
Adam Wade
as Creedy
Sandra Kerns
as Stewardess
Laurence Haddon
as Ronald Hart
Melanie Harris
as Jason's Mother
Timmie Rogers
as Smiley Rogers
Will Gill Jr.
as Customer #1
Hal England
as 2nd Dentist
William Hansen
as Pawnbroker
Gabriel Dell
as Gangster
Louis Guss
as Caretaker
Helen Verbit
as 1st Nurse
Ralph James
as Producer
Lee Weaver
as City Representative
Mel Carter
as Bank Officer
Sammy Shore
as Bishop Lovelace
Jeanie Bell
as Judy Ann
Ancel Cook
as Stereo Delivery Man
Rosanne Katon
as Laurie Marshall
Lauren Jones
as Marlene
Cardella Di Milo
as Lucille Pinkney
Joan Pringle
as 2nd Nurse
Diane Hill
as Woman in Museum
Haywood Nelson
as Haywood Marshall
Betty Cole
as Maxine
Philip Ahn
as Chinese Man
Joan Prather
as Tour Guide
DeForest Covan
as Uncle Woodrow
Dap Sugar Willie
as Theater Manager
Bill McLean
as TV Repairman
Helen Winston
as Lady Customer
Royce Wallace
as Mrs. Gordon
Ella Edwards
as Receptionist
Rai Tasco
as Murray
John Larroquette
as Murray Steinberg
Bhetty Waldron
as Fast Fanny
Howard Hesseman
as Prof. Stoneham
Joe Louis
as Himself
Albert Hall
as Bernie Taub
Bobby Johnson
as Uncle Edgar
Carol Jean Owens
as Lady in Doctor's Office
Cathy Cooper
as Sister No. 3
Leo Morrell
as Detective
Adrian Ricard
as Mrs. Small
Jane Lambert
as Aunt Ethel
Richard Balin
as Newscaster
Julie Payne
as Terestia
Raymond O'Keefe
as 2nd Orderly
Richard Ian Cox
as Hippie Kid
Donald Dean
as Drummer
Lance Taylor Sr
as President
Bob Gordon
as Gabriel
Rod Colbin
as Coach Bradley
Britt Leach
as Mr. Johnson
Herb Ellis
as Landlord
Reva Rose
as Mrs. Johnson
Dwan Smith
as Waitress
Roy Stuart
as Martinson
Peter Leeds
as Suitcase Courier
Teddy Wilson
as Messenger
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Series Details

TV Network: NBC
Premiere Date: Jan 14, 1972
Genre: Comedy
Executive Producers: Bud Yorkin, Norman Lear
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