Redd Foxx would break records as Fred Sanford on 'Sanford & Son' for 6 seasons. Despite the show's success there appeared to be drama on the back end which resulted with Redd Foxx quitting the show.
After season six ended in March of 1977, Foxx accepted an offer from ABC to host a variety show and quit Sanford And Son. When NBC rejected Demond Wilson's request for a raise to continue without Foxx, he too decided to leave, taking the lead in the CBS sitcom Baby, I'm Back.
The dispute was resolved in June of 1974, with Foxx receiving $25,000 per-episode, plus 25% of the producers' net profits. Although Foxx was still absent for production of the first three shows of season four, NBC aired his return as the season premiere.
Redd Foxx was an American comedian and actor who had a net worth of -$3.5 million.