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 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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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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Thu Sep 26 9:00pm
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In the 1930s two gambling-house proprietors fend off gangster Bugsy Calhoune from muscling into their operation.

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Harlem Nights BET

In the 1930s two gambling-house proprietors fend off gangster Bugsy Calhoune from muscling into their operation.

Fri Oct 4 8:00am
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.

TV Premiere Dates

Because it's never too early to plan Thursday night... two months from now.

MIXED-ISH - In "mixed-ish," Rainbow Johnson recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the '80s and the constant dilemmas they had to face over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves. Bow's parents Paul and Alicia decide to move from a hippie commune to the suburbs to better provide for their family. As her parents struggle with the challenges of their new life, Bow and her siblings navigate a mainstream school in which they're perceived as neither black nor white. This family's experiences illuminate the challenges of finding one's own identity when the rest of the world can't decide where you belong. (ABC/Kelsey McNeal)
MYKAL-MICHELLE HARRIS, ARICA HIMMEL, ETHAN WILLIAM CHILDRESS

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