Michael Seth Starr, author of Black and Blue: The Redd Foxx Story, spoke St.Louis Public Radio about his book and about the life of Jon Sanford (Redd Foxx). Click play below to hear more!
About the BookBlack and Blue: The Redd Foxx Story tells the remarkable story of Foxx, a veteran comedian and “overnight sensation” at the age of 49 whose early life was defined by adversity – and his post-Sanford and Son years by a blur of women, cocaine, endless lawsuits, financial chaos, and a losing battle with the IRS. Interviews with friends, confidantes, and colleagues provide a unique insight into this generous, brash, vulnerable performer – a man who Norman Lear described as “inherently, innately funny in every part of his being.”
Michael Seth Starr is the TV editor for the New York Post, where he has written about television for the past 20 years. He is a native of northern New Jersey, and has authored biographies of Peter Sellers, Art Carney, Joey Bishop, Bobby Darin, Raymond Burr, and Redd Foxx. Unlike Ringo, he was born with the last name Starr; they are not related. He lives in northern New Jersey..
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