Note: This is one of the original “Facebook posts” from April 2012. This was one of the early “history finds” that were posted on Facebook. These posts eventually led to this creation of this blog. I hope to expand on these posts in the near future with more information, more pictures, and of course… a drink.
This is 4400 Enright Avenue in St. Louis city. On December 9, 1922, John Elroy Sanford was born in this house. He’d grow up to become a legendary comedian and TV star using the stage name “Redd Foxx”. His show “Sanford & Son” ran for six seasons in the 70’s (and provided of the best TV theme songs of all time). Foxx’s signature line on the show was “I’m coming Elizabeth!” as he would fake a heart attack. In 1991, Foxx collapsed on set while filming a new sitcom. As he clutched his chest, his fellow castmates thought he was acting out his old famous line. However, this heart attack was real. Foxx died at the age of 68.