The part of Luther was played by John Amos who is well known for his roles on "Good Times" and the ABC-TV miniseries "Roots".
|One of Fred's pool holl buddies who places a bet that he could get Lena Horne to drop by the junkyard|
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|Appeared on:||Sanford and Son|
|Episodes appeared in:||"A Visit from Lena Horne" in Season 2|
|Character played by:||John Amos|
Luther was one of Fred Sanford's pool room buddies who appears in the Season 2 episode of Sanford and Son titled "A Visit from Lena Horne". The part of Luther is played by television and film actor John Amos, who would later become widely well known for his role as James Evans in the 1974-79 CBS-TV sitcom series Good Times, another Bud Yorkin-Norman Lear sitcom, where he would appear for the first three seasons. He also is well known for his part as the adult Kunta Kinte in the critically acclaimed ABC-TV miniseries Roots.
Luther, to the request of Fred, drops by with Leroy, Skillet and the other buddies. When Fred tells them all that he met Lena Horne, who he ran into by sneaking into her guest dressing room while visiting the NBC Studios on a tour of the facility with Lamont, laughingly disbelieve him, when he shows him a sample of Flip Wilson's motor oil from his car, Luther says "I know you did'nt call us over here just to show us Flip Wilson's oil!" When Fred insists he met her, and was coming over to visit the junkyard, he really laughs, saying, "He must have drank some of Flip Wilson's oil!"
Anyway, the guys make a bet with Fred the he could'nt get her to show up; they all put $15 dollars each down in the bet. When she does show up, and Fred wins the bet, they all give him their money, which angers Lena, who had a flight waiting for Las Vegas; thinking quickly Fred makes up a lie, saying he and the guys were chipping in to donate to charity and was giving the money to her for that purpose; Lamont makes sure Fred would donate too, by asking him, "Pop where's your $15?"