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Raymond Allen

Raymond Allen (1929–2020), “Sanford and Son” actor

by Kirk Fox

Raymond Allen was a popular TV character actor who starred as Uncle Woody on “Sanford and Son” and Ned the Wino on “Good Times.”    

  • Died: Monday, August 10, 2020 (Who else died on August 10?
  • Details of Death: Died at the age of 91 from a non-Covid respiratory illness, confirmed on Facebook by his daughter Ta Ronce Allen.      
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Popular TV character actor 

Allen played Uncle Woody, the husband of Aunt Esther on the popular sitcom “Sanford and Son.” He was Ned the Wino on “Good Times” and had a recurring role as mechanic Merle the Earl on the 1970s TV detective series “Starsky and Hutch.” He retired from acting in 1985 but continued to make public appearances to meet his fans.  

What they said about him

Full Obituary: Variety


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