TITLE

Our Roots

AUTHOR(S)
Pryor, Richard
PUB. DATE
May 2006
SOURCE
New York Amsterdam News;5/11/2006, Vol. 97 Issue 20, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on the life of innovative and outrageous writer, actor and comedian, Richard Pryor (1940-2005). Pryor paved the way for other stand-up African American comedians. Inspired by Bill Cosby, Pryor grew up in Illinois and made his stand-up debut in 1966. Pryor was a talented writer and performer, although best known for live comedy. In 2006, he won a posthumous lifetime achievement award at the Grammy awards ceremony.
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20968939

 

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