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Don Bexley
Born March 10, 1910(1910-03-10)
Jamestown, Virginia, United States
Died April 15, 1997 (aged 87)
Hampton, Virginia, United States
Occupation Television actor

Donald T. Bexley (March 10, 1910 – April 15, 1997) was an American actor and comedian, best known for playing Fred Sanford (Redd Foxx)'s friend Bubba Bexley on the 1970s television sitcom Sanford and Son. He was a standup comedian on the Chitlin' Circuit as a solo act and as part of comedy teams, during which time he became acquainted with Redd Foxx. Bexley recorded party albums with partner Dave Turner and worked constantly throughout the United States, though mainstream stardom eluded him. His greatest exposure came from his Sanford and Son appearances. He appeared as the same character in the Sanford and Son spin-off series The Sanford Arms. His other television credits include Laverne & Shirley, Cheers, T.J. Hooker, Hunter and The Royal Family He was the MC and comedian in the movie Sparkle. He retired from show business in the 1980s and returned to his native Virginia.


Donald T. Bexley died on April 15, 1997, at the age of 87, due to heart and kidney failure.

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