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Demond Wilson: When Redd Foxx and I Began ‘Sanford and Son,’ We Didn’t Even Have Dressing Rooms

Demond Wilson may have played a junkman on Sanford and Son, but did the Peacock network have to treat him like one?

No, says the actor, who in a new book dishes about the injustices he says he and co-star Redd Foxx endured during their classic ’70s sitcom’s five year-run.

CAPTION: "Prior to Redd and I, there was only one black show," Demond (above) tells us. "That was 'The Amos 'N Andy' show."

"Prior to Redd and I, there was only one black show on TV," Demond (above) tells us. "That was 'The Amos 'N Andy' show."

Interviewed on Your Mental Health, Demond previews Second Banana: The Bittersweet Memories of Sanford and Son, which just shipped from the printer on Friday.

“I have been silent for over 30 years. I have not spoken out against the atrocities that were perpetrated against us.

“Now, this book is not a tell-all book. And it’s not a catharsis for my angst. Nor is it a get-even book.

“It’s a documentation of what Redd and I went through from day one until the Continue reading