Actor Raymond Allen died this week after a history of respiratory issues, his daughter announced. He was 91.
Allen's daughter, actress Ta Ronce Allen, announced his death in a Facebook post on Monday. Allen was most known for his roles as Uncle Woody on Sanford and Son and Ned the Wino on Good Times.
He also reprised the role of Uncle Woody on the spinoff series The Sanford Arms and appeared on The Love Boat, The Jeffersons, Wattstax, What's Happening and Starsky and Hutch. By geforce2012 on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 7:02 pm:
Woodrow the wino...yes that was good TV watching back in the late 70's. R.I.P my brother.
I WONDER WHY HE GOT TYPECAST TO BE A DRUNK. DUDE WAS FUNNY AS HELL THOUGH
"Woodrow the wino" Ned the wino.. funny as Woody and Ned
@roguesquad-it wasnt just him. it was tv and movies. and while blacks DID get stereotyped, so did a lot of others just based on their ability to bring something to the part. yanno. butlers. red caps. all had a certain stereotype. as far as winos and drunks theres plenty actors stereotyped. iono. i thought his depictation was similar to say jackie gleason aming others. jfwu, mang.
IK STEREOTYPES WERE/ARE A MAIN THREAD IN HELLYWEIRD'S FABRIC, BUT I WONDER WHY HIM SPECIFICALLY? I GUESS YOUR POINT ABOUT WHAT HE MAY HAVE BROUGHT TO THAT ROLE STUCK WITH HIM LIKE EVERYBODY ONLY SEES TOM HIDDLETSON AS LOKI
oh and who would you rather be? loki or... jethro? ruined max baer, jr's burgeoning acting career. among others. woody was an nice drunk. he offended no one. we all knew peeps like him.
Stereo types...Max Baer and Bob Denver of Gilligan's Island got screwed. So many hit shows tha messed up actors career back then. At least Mr Allen was able to get another lick on Good Times.
BAER DID PRETTY GOOD FOR HIMSELF BEHIND THE CAMERA FOR A STRETCH THOUGH. DENVER DEFINITELY GOT FUCKED, AS DID JIMMY WALKER
Raymond Allen was also in Wattstax, the movie/documentary.
Uncle Woody AKA Ned The Wino. descansa en paz.......