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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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"Funny Changes Everything"; Keaton On Showing His Son Richard Pryor for the First Time
02:30 — Actor Michael Keaton talks about how he explained Richard Pryor's comedy to his son when he was a child.
Oprah’s New Job Bitch Slappin’ Hos
01:36 — Oprah Winfrey has been cast in the new Richard Pryor biopic but will people buy her as a bitch slappin’ Madame?
Joan Rivers
03:27 — In heaven, Joan Rivers (Sarah Silverman) roasts fellow residents Richard Pryor (Jay Pharoah), Steve Jobs (Kyle Mooney), Ava Gardner (Cecily Strong), B (more…)
They Were Giant, Iconic Influences
02:27 — Bob Saget on the impact Johnny Carson, Richard Pryor and Don Rickles had on his life and career.

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Wed Aug 31 6:20am
Blazing Saddles MAX

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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Wed Sep 7 7:00am
Bustin' Loose MAX

Richard Pryor is a con man maneuvered into working with disturbed kids. Cicely Tyson, Robert Christian. Martin: Alphonso Alexander. Samantha: Kia Cooper. Ernesto: Edwin DeLeon. Pryor produced and co-wrote the story.

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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

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