Richard Pryor


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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Rona Barrett

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Rona Barrett on dealing with the drug problem in Hollywood

Pat Boone

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Pat Boone on giving Richard Pryor his first television break on The Pat Boone Show 

Roy Christopher

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Roy Christopher on tailoring the set to fit Richard Pryor's personality and comedic style for The Richard Pryor Show, and on designing around specific people in general

William Clotworthy

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William Clotworthy on doing Standards and Practices for Saturday Night Live

Paul Rodriguez with Emerson College

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Paul Rodriguez on working with and being mentored by Richard Pryor

Richard Crenna

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Richard Crenna on appearing on The Lily Tomlin Comedy Hour with Richard Pryor

Mike Douglas

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Mike Doulgas on bleeping words on the episode of The Mike Douglas Show on which Richard Pryor appeared

Dick Ebersol

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Dick Ebersol on Richard Pryor signing on and backing out of Saturday Night Live
Dick Ebersol on Richard Pryor hosting Saturday Night Live

Arthur Hiller

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Arthur Hiller on directing "See No Evil, Hear No Evil" with Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder

Louis J. Horvitz

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Louis J. Horvitz on working on A Party for Richard Pryor  with George Schlatter

Don Mischer

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Don Mischer on Barbara Walters interviewing Richard Pryor

John Moffitt

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John Moffitt on directing The Richard Pryor Show
John Moffitt on photos from The Richard Pryor Show

Michael Moye

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Michael Moye on loving the comedy of Richard Pryor

Bob Newhart

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Bob Newhart on a photo of him with Richard Pryor and his friendship with the comedian

George Shapiro

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George Shapiro on Richard Pryor turning pain into comedy

John Singleton

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John Singleton on meeting one of his idols: Richard Pryor

Jeremy Stevens

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Jeremy Stevens on writing for The Richard Pryor Show

Saul Turteltaub

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Saul Turteltaub on his friendship with Richard Pryor and Pryor's appearance at a live show called "Calm L.A.," which was meant to calm tensions following the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Keenen Ivory Wayans

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Keenen Ivory Wayans on seeing Richard Pryor for the first time and deciding to become a comedian
Keenen Ivory Wayans on the highlight of his career: delivering a speech at a party for Richard Pryor; on Richard Pryor's legacy

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