For our final salute to Black History Month with our Friday Hall of Famers, I saved my favorite for last…..
From the ‘Sanford & Son’ wikia:
Bubba Bexley, along with Grady Wilson was one of Fred Sanford's two best friends on the Sanford and Son series, appearing frequently on the show throughout its run on NBC.
Bubba, who was sometimes portrayed as somewhat dim-witted, but loyal as Fred's friend, is known for his infectious belly-laugh and jovial persona. Bubba was primarily used as a straight man to set up punchlines for Fred, who often used him as the butt of his barbs. His loud greeting of "Hey Fred!" often drove Fred and Lamont crazy.
Donald Thomas "Don" 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.
Grady Wilson is already a member of the Television
Crossover Hall Of Fame. Now he has Bubba to join him…..
Sanford and Son
Grady- Grady's Night In (1975)
Sanford Arms (1977)
Finally, here's an odd video I found which purportedly celebrates that which is Bubba....
Welcome to the Hall, Bubba!