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grady41 9 7 5 – 1 9 7 6 (USA)
10 x 30 minute episodes

This spin-off series starred Whitman Mayo in the role he created in Sanford and Son.

Fred Sanford’s big-talking pal Grady Wilson had now moved out of Watts and into the middle-class neighbourhood in Santa Monica where his daughter Ellie (Carol Cole, eldest daughter of singer Nat King Cole) lived with her hard-working architect husband, Hal (Joe Morton) and their kids Laurie (Rosanne Katon) and Haywood (Haywood Nelson).

gradyGrady – brought in by NBC to replace axed Italian-American comedy The Montefuscos – was one of the first TV shows to portray a middle-class black family.

Grady Wilson
Whitman Mayo
Ellie Wilson Marshall
Carol Cole
Hal Marshall
Joe Morton
Laurie Marshall
Rosanne Katon
Haywood Marshall
Haywood Nelson