LaWanda Page would never have gotten her role on the show we came to know and love her for if it wasn't for her close friend and co-star Redd Foxx. They attended high school in St. The two were connected by their shared love of comedy and their ability to make others laugh. As time went by, there was something else that happened that strengthened the bond between the pair. Soon after Foxx was offered the role on "Sanford and Son," he paved the way for Page to join him on what would eventually become a classic series.
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Even after her demise, she resonates in the hearts of many thanks to her astute dedication to her craft. Her outstanding performance in the 70's television hit series "Sanford and Son" endeared her the hearts of many , including fans and those in the entertainment industry. The veteran actress went on to feature in a series of film productions such as "Martin," "Friday," "Zapped," "Detective School," and "B. D Cats. She, however, managed to bring to life the characters she portrayed; as such, one could say that acting was her true calling.
She also co-starred in the short-lived series Detective School. Louis , Missouri. Page attended Banneker Elementary School. Page later worked in small nightclubs billed as "The Bronze Goddess of Fire," an act which included Page eating fire and lighting cigarettes with her fingertips. In Los Angeles, Page started honing the feisty approach to comedy that would make her famous. Eventually, both entered the field of comedy separately and performed their own stage acts. During her tenure as a stand-up comic, a career she continued into the s, Page often was billed as "The Queen of Comedy" or "The Black Queen of Comedy". Page recorded several live comedy albums for the Laff Records label in the late s and early s under her LaWanda Page stage name. Other than the relatively clean Sane Advice album, released two years after the run of Sanford and Son , Page's albums and stand-up material were raunchy blue comedy in nature.