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Dr. A. Richard Grossman, founder of California burn center, dies

LOS ANGELES, March 15 (UPI) -- Dr. A. Richard Grossman, a plastic surgeon known for his work with burn patients, has died at his home in the Los Angeles area. He was 81.

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Goldberg, Lopez appear in Pryor documentary

Goldberg, Lopez appear in Pryor documentary

NEW YORK, April 18 (UPI) -- George Lopez, Bob Newhart and Mike Epps will be seen in "Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic," a documentary to air in the United States on Showtime.

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Rain Pryor: My comedy differs from Dad's

WOODSTOCK, N.Y., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Rain Pryor, doing a solo show at a Woodstock, N.Y., fringe arts event, says her comedy is different from that of her late comedian-actor father Richard Pryor.

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Ferrell honored with Mark Twain Prize

Ferrell honored with Mark Twain Prize

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Actor and comedian Will Ferrell was honored at the Kennedy Center in Washington with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
Wayans hopeful regarding Pryor role

Wayans hopeful regarding Pryor role

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Marlon Wayans says portraying comedian Richard Pryor in an upcoming film will give him a chance to showcase his dramatic acting skills.
Cosby presented with Twain Prize for Humor

Cosby presented with Twain Prize for Humor

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Comedian and author Bill Cosby was presented with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at a star-studded ceremony in Washington.
Murphy to play Pryor in new film

Murphy to play Pryor in new film

LOS ANGELES, March 1 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Eddie Murphy will play Richard Pryor in a new movie about the late cutting-edge stand-up comic, industry sources say.

Comedian Rudy Ray Moore dead at 81

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Comedian Rudy Ray Moore has died at the age of 81 in Akron, Ohio, of apparent complications due to diabetes, his record label said.
Friars Club to roast Matt Lauer

Friars Club to roast Matt Lauer

NEW YORK, March 18 (UPI) -- The New York Friars Club has announced plans to roast -- or mercilessly mock -- Matt Lauer, star of the "Today" show, at an upcoming ceremony.
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Richard Pryor
Comedian Richard Pryor, show in this April 1999 file photo, died of a heart attack on December 10, 2005 near Los Angeles. He was 65. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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That Nigger's Crazy Bicentennial Nigger Himself in Richard Pryor: Live in Concert and Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip Zeke Brown in Blue Collar Grover T. Muldoon in Silver Streak

Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor III (December 1, 1940 – December 10, 2005) was an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer and MC. Pryor was known for uncompromising examinations of racism and topical contemporary issues, which employed colorful, vulgar and profane language, as well as racial epithets. He reached a broad audience with his trenchant observations and storytelling style. He is widely regarded as one of the most important stand-up comedians: Jerry Seinfeld called Pryor "The Picasso of our profession"; Bob Newhart has called Pryor "the seminal comedian of the last 50 years."

His body of work includes the concert movies and recordings Richard Pryor: Live & Smokin' (1971), That Nigger's Crazy (1974), ...Is It Something I Said? (1975), Bicentennial Nigger (1976), Richard Pryor: Live in Concert (1979), Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip (1982), and Richard Pryor: Here and Now (1983). He also starred in numerous films as an actor, such as Superman III (1983) but was usually in comedies such as Silver Streak (1976), and occasionally in dramatic roles, such as Paul Schrader's film Blue Collar (1978). He collaborated on many projects with actor Gene Wilder.

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