“Starsky and Hutch” and “Sanford and Son” actor Raymond G. Allen dead at 91
Actor Raymond G. Allen, best known for his role in the popular 1970’s sitcom “Sanford and Son,” has died at age 91.
His daughter announced his passing on Monday on her Facebook account.
“Just wanted to let The Allen Family and friends know that Dad received his wing two hours ago. His warmth, kind heart and cleaver [sic] sayings will be missed. His laughter will ring in heaven. Rest In Heavenly Peace Raymond Allen. The last of 12 siblings,” Ta Ronce Allen wrote.
He was well known for his role as Uncle Woodrow “Woody” Anderson on the Norman Lear-directed television show that ran from 1974-1977. The show followed irritable patriarch Fred Sanford, played by Redd Foxx, who ran a junkyard in California.
Allen landed on a number of hit television shows in the ’70s, including the role of Ned the Wino on “Good Times.”
According to an IMDB page for the actor, he also appeared in episodes of “Starsky and Hutch,” “The Love Boat,” and “The Jeffersons.”