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Barbara Walters asks Richard Pryor if he has AIDS

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This video is one of those classics that you just have to see.  Everyone knows that Richard Pryor was the first black comedian to truly set the world on fire.  But people also know that he was a troubled man who struggled with drug abuse and a host of other issues. Part of the reason for Pryor’s struggles is that he grew up in difficult circumstances, with his mother working…

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Paul Mooney

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Paul Mooney is an American comedian, writer, social critic, television and film actor. He is best known for his appearances on the Chappelle’s show and as a writer for the comedian Richard Pryor, but here are some facts that aren’t as well known about him. 1.  Mooney was originally born in Shreveport, Louisiana but later moved to Oakland, California. 2.  Paul Gladney is his birth name.  The name Mooney was…

Did You Know Richard Pryor Had a Boyfriend for Two Weeks? Seven Interesting Things about Pryor

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By Yolanda Spivey Controversial comedic legend, Richard Pryor, (legally known as Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor), was born on December 1, 1940 in Peoria, Illinois.  Pryor was known for his work on and off stage that often encompassed his uncompromising examination of racism and other adult contemporary issues, that was usually told filled with vulgarity and profanity.  He is one of the most influential stand-up  comedians of all times and…

Richard Pryor’s Widow Gives Mike Epps Go Ahead to Play Pryor In Movie

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Actor and comedian Mike Epps made it a point to talk to Richard Pryor’s widow before he officially accepted a role in a movie that was based on the late comedian. According to TMZ, Epps called Jennifer Pryor and asked for her approval. Jennifer Pryor spoke to TMZ, expressing that  she was touched by the gesture, saying,  “That was very sweet and respectful that he called me first. I am…