LaWanda Page would never have gotten her role on the show we came to know and love her for if it wasn't for her close friend and co-star Redd Foxx. They attended high school in St. The two were connected by their shared love of comedy and their ability to make others laugh. As time went by, there was something else that happened that strengthened the bond between the pair. Soon after Foxx was offered the role on "Sanford and Son," he paved the way for Page to join him on what would eventually become a classic series. Page was initially preparing to return to Los Angeles to care for her sick mother at the time, but she managed to organize things and ended up auditioning for the role of Aunt Esther. The recommendation almost didn't go through due to Page's inexperience, however.
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Even after her demise, she resonates in the hearts of many thanks to her astute dedication to her craft. Her outstanding performance in the 70's television hit series "Sanford and Son" endeared her the hearts of many , including fans and those in the entertainment industry. The veteran actress went on to feature in a series of film productions such as "Martin," "Friday," "Zapped," "Detective School," and "B.