TITLE

From Gumby to the Globes

PUB. DATE
January 2007
SOURCE
Entertainment Weekly;1/26/2007, Issue 917, p34
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article discusses the career of actor/comedian Eddie Murphy. Murphy began his entertainment career in 1980 as a cast member of the popular television program "Saturday Night Live," and quickly became a star through his comedic impressions. Murphy later appeared in such motion pictures as "48 Hours," "Trading Places" and "Coming to America."
ACCESSION #
23765457

 

Related Articles

  • 'SNL' Helped Comic Become Groundbreaker and Honoree. Miller, Stuart // Variety;10/13/2015, Vol. 329 Issue 14, p67 

    The article focuses on African American comedian Eddie Murphy. Topics include his start in the entertainment business on the television variety show "Saturday Night Live" ("SNL"), several of his films, including "Trading Places," "48 Hours," and "Beverly Hills Cop," and his receiving of the Mark...

  • Eddie Murphy: Gets the Last Laugh. Beer, Tom // Biography;Aug2002, Vol. 6 Issue 8, p56 

    Profiles comedian and actor Eddie Murphy. Biographical details, including his early career as a stand-up comic and his roles on the television series 'Saturday Night Live'; His success, and subsequent decline, as a motion picture actor; Revival of his career following the success of the film...

  • EDDIE MURPHY. LEAVY, WALTER // Ebony;Apr1983, Vol. 38 Issue 6, p88 

    The article features Eddie Murphy, a millionaire African American actor. It states that Murphy has a simple lifestyle. He joined the "Saturday Night Live" cast in 1980 and played the character of Reggie Hammond in the movie "48 hours." Murphy is giving up his 8,700-U.S.-dollar a week job on...

  • EDDIE MURPHY'S GREATEST HITS (AND MISSES). Watson, Margeaux // Entertainment Weekly;3/2/2007, Issue 923, p67 

    The article presents a time line of the musical work of actor Eddie Murphy. He portrayed singer James Brown in a sketch on the television program "Saturday Night Live." Murphy's song "Party All The Time" appeared on his album "How Could It Be." He was nominated for a best supporting actor...

  • TV's candy-coated grenade. Mason, M.S. // Christian Science Monitor;3/19/99, Vol. 91 Issue 78, p20 

    Highlights actor and comedian Jon Lovitz. Comments from Lovitz; His performances on `Saturday Night Live'; Background information; Career highlights; Heroes that inspired him; His view of a handful of great actors.

  • Man in Tights. Lynch, Jason; Jordan, Julie // People;11/24/2003, Vol. 60 Issue 21, p71 

    This article profiles comedic actor Will Ferrell. Plans Ferrell has to star in the motion picture "Bewitched." Characters Ferrell has portrayed on the television series "Saturday Night Live" including George W. Bush and Janet Reno.

  • Saturday Night Lives. Hill, Logan // New York;5/31/2004, Vol. 37 Issue 19, p9 

    Reports on developments in the career of former "Saturday Night Live" actors after leaving the television show. Dan Aykroyd's career after his hit films; Eddie Murphy's success in reviving his career after "Pluto Nash"; Mike Myers' success with "Austin Powers" and "Shrek"; David Spade's...

  • Comic Relief. Sauter, Michael // Entertainment Weekly;10/22/99, Issue 508, p92 

    Reviews motion pictures starring Eddie Murphy that were released on video tape. `Life'; `48 HRS.'; `Trading Places'; `Boomerang.'

  • ON THE OTHER HAND... THE CASE FOR NEVER CHANGING. Corliss, Richard // Time;2/26/2007, Vol. 169 Issue 9, p61 

    This article profiles American movie actor and comedian, Eddie Murphy. Murphy's motion picture roles in "Norbit" and "Dreamgirls" are discussed. The author focuses on Murphy's career as a comedic actor and takes a look at his previous work in motion pictures like, "Beverly Hills Cop," "The Nutty...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics