Demond Wilson returns to So. GA - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Demond Wilson returns to So. GA

Demond Wilson, who was born in Valdosta, has also written 11 books. Demond Wilson, who was born in Valdosta, has also written 11 books.
Redd Foxx and Demond Wilson, back in the day, on 'Sanford and Son' (Source: NBC) Redd Foxx and Demond Wilson, back in the day, on 'Sanford and Son' (Source: NBC)

One of the most famous actors in 1970s television will be in a play in Albany this June. 

Demond Wilson, playing Lamont Sanford, co-starred with comedian Redd Foxx in the NBC series "Sanford and Son," which aired for six seasons in the 1970s on WALB and NBC.

 Since then, Wilson has become a speaker and has continued to act as well. On June 11th, he'll be appearing in the play "A Measure of a Man" at the Albany Municipal Auditorium.

Wilson says that the play is a lot like the show. He says it deals with universal themes and can speak to all groups.

"The characters in the play are African American, but so were Redd and I. And that message is still resounding around the world. It's about the love between a father and a son."

Wilson, who was born in Valdosta, has also written 11 books. His latest book is called Second Banana which talks about his time in the show.

 

Copyright 2011 WALB.  All rights reserved.   Feedback

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • 2 Brooks Co. men found dead in pond

    2 Brooks Co. men found dead in pond

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 2:03 PM EST2018-02-21 19:03:12 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    Officials with the Brooks County Sheriff's Office said that two men died Tuesday night.

    More >>

    Officials with the Brooks County Sheriff's Office said that two men died Tuesday night.

    More >>
  • 4 tax breaks you won't believe are real

    4 tax breaks you won't believe are real

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 1:22 PM EST2018-02-21 18:22:07 GMT
    Now that tax season is in full swing, many residents are looking for tax breaks to beef up their refund or reduce what they owe. Here are four quirky tax breaks you won't believe are real. (Source: Pixabay)Now that tax season is in full swing, many residents are looking for tax breaks to beef up their refund or reduce what they owe. Here are four quirky tax breaks you won't believe are real. (Source: Pixabay)

    Now that tax season is in full swing, many residents are looking for tax breaks to beef up their refund or reduce what they owe. Here are four quirky tax breaks you won't believe are real. 

    More >>

    Now that tax season is in full swing, many residents are looking for tax breaks to beef up their refund or reduce what they owe. Here are four quirky tax breaks you won't believe are real. 

    More >>
  • APD looks to identify Target shoplifting suspect

    APD looks to identify Target shoplifting suspect

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 1:01 PM EST2018-02-21 18:01:18 GMT
    According to police, a man came into the store on February 9 shortly after it opened and took 5 Fitbit watches. (Source: APD via Target surveillance footage)According to police, a man came into the store on February 9 shortly after it opened and took 5 Fitbit watches. (Source: APD via Target surveillance footage)

    The Albany Police Department is looking to identify a man they say took five Fitbit watches from Target. 

    More >>

    The Albany Police Department is looking to identify a man they say took five Fitbit watches from Target. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly