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Prior Pryor

July 09, 1995

In September of 1977, Richard Pryor outraged me beyond belief at "A Star-Spangled Night for Rights," a Hollywood Bowl benefit for gay and lesbian groups ("Still Livin' Large," by Lynell George, July 2).

Pryor was mean-spirited, antagonistic, filthy, gross and downright insulting to the audience members, putting down the attendees who happened to be gay.

I wonder if the word karma or the phrase "What goes around comes around" mean anything to Pryor? I am not one to wish ill will toward anyone, but leaving the concert that night I thought to myself that no one deserved the treatment Pryor had inflicted on hundreds of people and that one day he would be punished for his hostility toward innocent people.

BOB SHERMAN

Glendale

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I am a huge Richard Pryor fan. I've appreciated his work for years, as a fantastic talent. But what is unbelievable to me is that when fate has given him a chance to survive, and still contribute, the man chain smokes .

Your fans love you, Richard. Give it up, so we can continue to see you being a survivor for many years to come.

RICK DARREL

North Hills

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