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Richard Pryor

Birth Name: Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor III

Birth Place: Peoria, IL

Birthday: December 1, 1940, Sagittarius

Died: December 10, 2005

Profession: Comedian, Actor, Writer

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Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy in Talks to Star in Lee Daniels' Richard Pryor Biopic

Eddie Murphy is in talks to join Lee Daniels' untitled Richard Pryor biopic, ET reports. According to a source close to production, Murphy will play the comedian's father LeRoy "Buck Carter" Pryor, a former boxer. 21 reasons Empire belongs on your mu… Read more

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Richard Pryor: Icon - Official Trailer
00:30 — Explore how Pryor transformed from a straight-laced comedian to one of the most controversial and thought-provoking acts of his time. From his trouble (more…)
Mike Shares Proper Oprah Etiquette
Season 12 Episode 154 Show Highlight: Since Mike Epps stars alongside Oprah Winfrey in the upcoming biopic about comedian Richard Pryor, Andy Cohen as (more…)

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Blazing Saddles HBOSGe

A send-up of Hollywood Westerns finds a railroad slated to be diverted through an existing town, and a crooked Attorney General forcing a dimwitted governor to appoint a black sheriff to horrify the townsfolk, who all have the same last name.

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Peter Sarsgaard
Weekend TV Playlist: The Killing, Richard Pryor, Orphan Finale

In the killing fields of the ubiquitous TV crime drama, there are shows that attempt to expand the f…

Edie Falco, Laura Linney
Showtime Sets Premiere Dates for Nurse Jackie, The Big C and The Borgias

Nurse Jackie, The Big C, and The Borgias will kick off new seasons on April 8, Showtime Entertainmen…

Tracy Morgan, David Letterman
Tracy Morgan Explains Homophobic Comments to Letterman

That homophobic rant that got 30 Rock's Tracy Morgan in trouble months ago hasn't gone away. David L…

Jon Cryer, Kristin Wiig
Scoop on Modern Family, The Office and More at the Comedy Awards

Some of the funniest people on the planet gathered in New York City Saturday night for the first-eve…

John Belushi, Richard Pryor
A Look at The Tragic Side of Comedy

John Belushi and Richard Pryor had more in common than comedic brilliance. Each struggled with inten…

Richard Pryor
R.P., R.I.P.

Comedy legend Richard Pryor died of a heart attack Saturday morning at a Los Angeles hospital, the A…

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  • Birth Name: Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor III
  • Birth Place: Peoria, IL
  • Birthday: December 1, 1940, Sagittarius
  • Died: December 10, 2005
  • Profession: Comedian, Actor, Writer