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