Richard Pryor

  • Birth Name: Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor III
  • Birth Place: Peoria, Illinois, United States
  • 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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Weekend TV Playlist: The Killing, Richard Pryor, Orphan Finale

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Tracy Morgan Explains Homophobic Comments to Letterman

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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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Mike Epps Started His Stand-up Career Drunk
02:27 — After James asks Mike Epps about his first crack at stand-up comedy, Mike talks about taking on the role of Richard Pryor in an upcoming biopic.
An exciting, vibrant documentary about music and the black experience, centering around the Los Angeles community of Watts, and featuring exceptional (more…)

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Mon Sep 2 10:00am
It Happened HereRichard Pryor(Season 1, Episode 1) REELZ

Series premiere: Richard Pryor's troubled life is the focus. Included: his near death in 1980 and his comeback.

Mon Sep 2 11:00am
Autopsy: The Last Hours Of...Richard Pryor(Season 7, Episode 9) REELZ

The death of Richard Pryor is spotlighted.

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