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Fred Sanford: Stubborn, Sharp-Witted, Smart

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Fred Sanford: Stubborn, Sharp-Witted, Smart

Fred Sanford: Stubborn, Sharp-Witted, Smart

Fred Sanford: Stubborn, Sharp-Witted, Smart

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Redd Foxx, as the character Fred G. Sanford, wears a tuxedo in a scene from the television show. NBC Television/Getty Images hide caption

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As part of NPR's "In Character" series, NPR's Tony Cox profiles the king of the junkyard, Fred Sanford.

He was a TV character unlike any other.

We take a look at the legacy of the trash-talking junk dealer, portrayed by comedian Redd Foxx.