Who is Raymond Allen? Wiki, Biography, Age, Wife Barbara Williams, Children, Cause of Death, Net Worth

Raymond Allen Wiki – Biography

Raymond Allen (born Raymond Gilmore Allen) was an American television actor. He was best known for his roles as Uncle Woody on “Sanford and Son” and Ned the Wino on “Good Times.”

He also appeared on “The Love Boat,” “The Jeffersons,” “Wattstax,” “What’s Happening” and as Merle the Earl on “Starsky and Hutch.” He retired from acting in 1985 due to medical issues.

Raymond Allen Age

He was born on March 5, 1929, in Kansas City, Missouri, the United States as Raymond Gilmore Allen. He died on August 10, 2020. He was 91 years old.


He was married to his wife Barbara Williams from 1963 until their divorce in 1977.


He was the youngest of 12 children. He had 3 children his wife Barbara Williams, son Raymond Gilmore Allen Jr., and daughters Ta-Ronce Allen and Brenda Allen.

Raymond Allen Death

Raymond Gilmore Allen died August 10, 2020, at age 91, after a battle with respiratory issues, but not COVID-related. He was in a long-term facility in California, where he was found unresponsive. EMT’s tried reviving him, to no avail, according to TMZ.

His daughter, actress Ta Ronce Allen, confirmed the news in a Facebook post. She wrote: “Just wanted to let The Allen Family and friends know that Dad received his wing two hours ago. His warmth, kind heart and cleaver sayings will be missed. His laughter will ring in heaven. Rest In Heavenly Peace Raymond Allen. The last of 12 siblings.”

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She wrote in a subsequent post: “What a day this is been. I am so surrounded by love from friends and family. This has been one of the hardest days of my life I lost my father Raymond Allen and my cousin Deborah Doll (his niece). They are now both being held by the wings of angels.”

Allen is survived by his daughters, Ta Ronce and Brenda Allen. He was predeceased by a son, Raymond Gilmore Allen Jr.

Cause of Death

Raymond Allen’s cause of death was a non-COVID respiratory illness. He had been diagnosed with a bacterial infection in May 2020. He had been treated at a health care facility in California since 2016 after struggling with pneumonia, according to Variety.

Net Worth

Raymond Allen’s net worth is unclear.


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