Redd Foxx was a ground-breaking stand-up comedian and actor. His influence has been noted by comics such as Richard Pryor and Chris Rock – and his legacy is still apparent today. Yet Foxx was never able to financially capitalize on his trend-setting career while he was still alive. And when the comedian died, he had barely a nickel to his name – not even enough to pay for a decent funeral. But then a famous friend stepped up to ensure Foxx had a fitting send-off.