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RIP Nathaniel ‘Rollo’ Taylor (‘Sanford & Son’) Dies at 80

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This is a sad Thursday Throwback, but the actor who portrayed “Rollo” on the classic 1970’s show entitled “Sanford & Son” has passed away at the age of 80. 

Today black Hollywood lost a 70s legend Nathaniel Taylor better known as “Rolo” of the hit show Sanford and son past Feb 27th at UCLA medical center of complications from a recent heart attack. Taylors character on Sanford and was the lovable, funny but questionable friend of Lamont the co-star of the show. Services are yet to be announced.

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Nathaniel Taylor aka Rollo

Taylor leaves behind his wife Loretta as well as 4 daughters, two sons, grandkids and great grandkids. Services are yet to be announced. Nathaniel Taylor was born March 31, 1938. 

He later played the first version of Jim-Jam with Redd Foxx on the 1986 series “The Redd Foxx Show.” Taylor also acted as Rerun’s (Fred Berry) brother-in-law Ike in the sitcom “What’s Happening!!.”


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