Ka Ho Cho is the fourth wife of Redd Foxx. Cho’s husband, Foxx was an American stand-up comedian and actor. Foxx gained success with his raunchy nightclub acts during the civil rights movement. Known as the “King of the Party Records”, he performed on more than 50 records in his lifetime. Ka Ho Cho’s husband is also best known for his roles in Harlem Nights, Sanford and Son, Cotton Comes to Harlem, and All The Fine Young Cannibals.
Redd Foxx’s wife, Ka Ho Cho born and raised in Seoul, South Korea married Foxx in Las Vegas. Her later father was a successful jewelry businessman in Seoul. Let’s find some more facts about Ka Ho Cho:
Ka Ho Cho’s Married Life with Redd Foxx
Ka Ho Cho shared her vows with Redd Foxx in July 1991 at Little Church of the West in Las Vegas in front of their friends, family, and loved ones in a lavish ceremony.
How did the love birds meet? They met at Bally’s Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Before Ka Ho Cho, Redd Foxx wed three times. His first marriage was to Evelyn Killebrew in 1948 and ended in divorce in 1951.
On July 5, 1956, Foxx married Betty Jean Harris, a showgirl, and dancer, who was a colleague of LaWanda Page (later to be Foxx’s TV rival Aunt Esther on Sanford and Son). They met at a nightclub where they were appearing on the same bill.
As per their agreement, Harris gave up her career in show business to become a full-time housewife. Foxx adopted Harris’s nine-year-old daughter Debraca, who assumed the surname “Foxx.” Harris handled most of Foxx’s business ventures such as Redd Foxx Enterprises, which included a chain of record stores in Los Angeles. The couple separated in 1974 due to Foxx’s infidelity.
After 18 years of marriage, Ka Ho Cho’s husband, Foxx filed for divorce on the grounds of incompatibility in May 1974. He also obtained a restraining order that prevented Harris from “removing, hiding or secreting property” from their home in Las Vegas, and she had to return $110,000 that was removed from bank accounts. Foxx was absent from Debraca’s wedding in 1975.
Foxx married his third wife Joi Yun Chi Chung at the Thunderbird Hotel in Las Vegas on December 31, 1976. Fox met Joi, who was 20 years his junior, when she was a cocktail waitress at the Las Vegas Hilton, shortly after her arrival from Korea. After Foxx filed for divorce in October 1979, she responded with her own divorce suit charging him with cruelty. During their divorce proceedings, Ka Ho Cho’s husband told Jet magazine: “I’ve been married three times and I’m out.” He added: “I’d rather have kids because when I give up all this money on divorce, it should go to the children and not some guy.” Their divorce was finalized in 1981; Foxx paid a $300,000 divorce settlement.
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Despite denouncing marriage after his third divorce, Foxx told Jet magazine that he married Ka Ho Cho because she stuck by him through his trials and tribulations with the IRS. “She saw me with a nickel. And hopefully, she will see me with a dollar. I’ll give her seventy-five cents of it,” he said. They were married at Little Church of the West in Las Vegas followed by a reception at the Hacienda Hotel.
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Ka Ho Cho’s husband, Redd Foxx died due to a heart attack three months after their marriage on October 11, 1991, at the age of 68. He collapsed at Paramount Studios while rehearsing a scene. Four hours after collapsing, he lost his life in Presbyterian Medical Center.
Ka Ho Cho Accused Step Daughter of Embezzlement
Ka Ho Cho accused her stepdaughter, Debraca Denise Foxx of embezzling her father’s money. She was given the administrative rights to her father’s income and expenses but she couldn’t account for the details.
Debraca was removed as the administrator in 2006, and John Cahill was put on charge in 2007. When Redd Foxx died, he left a $3.6 million outstanding tax bill.