RIP Nathaniel Taylor aka Rollo from Sanford and Son

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  1. JohnnyTheFox

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    Nathaniel Taylor, the actor who played Rollo Lawson on the 1970s sitcom “Sanford and Son,” died Feb. 27 at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center after suffering a heart attack. He was 80.

    As part of the recurring cast on “Sanford and Son,” Taylor appeared in 32 episodes from 1972 through 1977. Taylor’s character, Rollo Lawson, was Lamont Sanford’s best friend and often a target of Fred Sanford’s ire, who believed Rollo was a criminal since he had spent time in jail. Taylor went on to have a role as part of the main cast in season one of the short-lived “Sanford and Son” spinoff “Sanford,” which aired from March 1980 to June 1981.

    RIP, and thank you for the memories.

    This is one of the best episodes especially when Rollo, Fred and Lamont get put in jail
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  2. Hardline

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    One of the funniest shows ever
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  3. DallasEast

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    Another actor/comedian I enjoyed watching (and laughing my butt off) growing up. Time waits for no one. Rest in peace Mr. Taylor.
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    lukin2006 Well-Known Member

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    RIP...he was great on that show.

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