African-American comedian who played a role on TV's Sanford and Son but best is remembered for his vulgar comedy records.
He ate half a bar of soap prior to his physical for the World War II draft which resulted in heart palpitations.
Comedian Chris Rock often says that he was influenced by Redd's comedy.
He married fourth wife, Ka Ho Cho, in 1991.
He starred in the sitcom Sanford and Son with composer Quincy Jones.