Cotton Comes to Harlem was the beginning of short period in American film that featured black actors in leading roles and the themes dealt with issues from the African-American microcosm. With a screenplay by Arnold Perl and Ossie Davis, and directed by Davis this action drama represents the black prospective. Much of the film’s humor is urban black comedy, which was groundbreaking in 1970.
John Elroy Sanford better known by his stage name Redd Foxxwas stand-up comedian and actor best known for his portrayal of Fred G.Sandfordof the hit television show Sandford & Son. Redd Foxx gained success with his raunchy nightclub acts during the 1950s and 1960s.Continue reading