Raymond Allen, ‘Sanford and Son’ Actor, Dies at 91

Raymond Allen, ‘Sanford and Son’ Actor, Dies at 91
Raymond G. Allen Sr., a character actor known for playing Uncle Woody on the 1970s sitcom “Sanford and Son,” has died. He was 91.

The actor had been living at a long-term care facility in California when he was found unresponsive early Monday morning, according to TMZ. His family told the outlet that his cause of death was a sudden respiratory illness, but was not Covid-related.

His “Sanford and Son” character Uncle Woodrow “Woody” Anderson was the husband of Aunt Esther, known for never turning down a drink. Allen appeared in nine episodes of “Sanford and Son,” which was a top 10-rated show for five out of its six seasons.

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Allen’s other roles as a character actor included like Ned the Wino on “Good Times,” another popular sitcom that aired from 1974 to 1980, and Merl the Earl on “Starsky and Hutch,
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