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December 8, 2006 | Teresa Wiltz, Washington Post
Hers is a life lived bumping around the margins of fame. Rain Pryor didn't get the Nicole Richie-esque existence filled with endless shopping and carefully cultivated fabulousness enjoyed by other children of the stars. Sure, her dad had fame and money, lots of both. He was, after all, Richard Pryor.
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December 8, 2006 | Teresa Wiltz, Washington Post
Hers is a life lived bumping around the margins of fame. Rain Pryor didn't get the Nicole Richie-esque existence filled with endless shopping and carefully cultivated fabulousness enjoyed by other children of the stars. Sure, her dad had fame and money, lots of both. He was, after all, Richard Pryor.
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July 21, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Feeling a need to bring in new students and new action, ABC's "Head of the Class" will introduce four new series regulars at a press conference this morning. The new faces: Lara Piper, Rain Pryor (Richard Pryor's daughter), Devoreax White and Michael De Lorenzo. The addition of new cast members "gives us new story possibilities and a fresher look," says Michael Elias, executive producer with Rich Eustis.
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November 20, 1995 | N.F. MENDOZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The statuesque woman helps lift and carry her frail father from his wheelchair to the hospital room's vinyl armchair. As the woman, now behind her father, gently places her hands on his slender shoulders, her eyes swell with tears and his discomfort is obvious. It's the set of the CBS hospital drama "Chicago Hope"--but they're not acting. Not yet, anyway. Richard and Rain Pryor, father and daughter, anxiously wait for rehearsal to begin for their first performance together.
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November 20, 1995 | N.F. MENDOZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The statuesque woman helps lift and carry her frail father from his wheelchair to the hospital room's vinyl armchair. As the woman, now behind her father, gently places her hands on his slender shoulders, her eyes swell with tears and his discomfort is obvious. It's the set of the CBS hospital drama "Chicago Hope"--but they're not acting. Not yet, anyway. Richard and Rain Pryor, father and daughter, anxiously wait for rehearsal to begin for their first performance together.
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October 16, 1993 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Hook Players don't disguise the showcase nature of their work. In the program for their first production, at the Richard Pryor Theater, they acknowledge that they named their group because "one needs a 'hook' to enter into the arena of the entertainment industry, and what better way . . . than to co-create a theater group?" They apparently have connections and resources that many would-be showcase groups lack, however.
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December 27, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Esther Rolle didn't mind taking time out of her busy schedule to film a movie for no pay. The actress donated her time to make "Blackbird Fly," a 28-minute drama about adolescent sexual abuse that will be broadcast in February. "It was my feeling that if I don't do it, who will?" said Rolle, who appeared in "Driving Miss Daisy" and whose television credits include the situation comedy "Good Times."
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February 2, 1990 | KEVIN ALLMAN
The homeless were invited to join celebrities Wednesday night as guests converged at the California Afro-American Museum in Exposition Park for the inaugural event of a new group calling itself Artists Against Homelessness. After a reception that showcased artworks by the homeless, an entertainment program followed, featuring skits, poetry, speeches, songs and dramatic readings. AAH is the latest Hollywood-based organization to declare that homelessness is not good.
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August 14, 2012 | Christie D'Zurilla
That "Ooh! Ooh ooh!" That Horshack laugh. When Ron Palillo died Tuesday morning at his home in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., another little nugget of '70s pop culture died with him. Palillo, best known for playing Arnold Horshak in "Welcome Back, Kotter," which ran from 1975 to 1979, died suddenly around 4:30 a.m. EDT, according to theĀ  Palm Beach Post, which said he had not been ill. The actor had been teaching acting for film and camera for three...
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November 23, 1991 | JANICE ARKATOV
Rain Pryor doesn't want to be a funny tomboy anymore. "I did that for three years on 'Head of the Class,' " says the actress, 22, who's currently playing "a rebellious, very womanlike" Joan of Arc in Linda Chambers' "Joan" at the Globe Playhouse in Hollywood. "I wanted people to see a softer side, a dramatic side. I'm not just a comedic actress. The industry has (made) me a comedic actress because of the last name--I'm supposed to be Funny Girl."
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July 21, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Feeling a need to bring in new students and new action, ABC's "Head of the Class" will introduce four new series regulars at a press conference this morning. The new faces: Lara Piper, Rain Pryor (Richard Pryor's daughter), Devoreax White and Michael De Lorenzo. The addition of new cast members "gives us new story possibilities and a fresher look," says Michael Elias, executive producer with Rich Eustis.
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February 25, 1994 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Garrett Morris, one of the original "Not Ready for Prime Time Players" on the "Saturday Night Live" television show, was shot and critically wounded Thursday during a botched holdup attempt in the Hyde Park area of South-Central Los Angeles, police said. Morris, 57, underwent surgery at Daniel Freeman Memorial Hospital in Inglewood, where doctors said he is expected to survive the gunshot wounds in his chest and arm.
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June 10, 1991 | JEANNINE STEIN JEANNINE STEIN
The Scene: Premiere of "City Slickers," the new Billy Crystal/Bruno Kirby/Daniel Stern Angst -driven comedy from Castle Rock Entertainment (in association with Nelson Entertainment, released by Columbia) held Thursday at Mann's Chinese, with a Western-themed parking lot party afterward.
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