October 9, 1996
Comedian Richard Pryor will receive a special humanitarian award from the Sheenway School & Culture Center during the school's silver anniversary dinner at the Comedy Store on Sunday. Pryor will be honored for his longtime commitment to the South-Central school, which works to teach at-risk children and keep them out of gangs. The event is co-chaired by Lionel Richie and Jodie Foster. Tickets are $100. Information: (213) 757-8359.
January 11, 2006 |
David Bowie, Cream, Merle Haggard, Robert Johnson, Jessye Norman, Richard Pryor and the Weavers have been named recipients of the Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award, which honors "lifelong artistic contributions to the recording medium," the academy said Tuesday.
November 27, 1988
Who the hell does Kinison, the angry dog spraying on anything/anyone, think he is when he equates himself with Charles Bukowski?! Bukowski's writings may or may not be misogynist, but there's substance in what he says. His is an adult view of the up and down of life leavened with self-deprecating humor, unlike the adolescent napalm vomit of Kinison. As for Patrick Goldstein's comparison of Kinison (albeit remotely) with Lenny Bruce and Richard Pryor, it's the lamest thing I've heard since Quayle likened himself to JFK. ROSE MEDINA Pasadena
September 15, 1985
Regarding the article (Southeast / Long Beach section, Sept. 7-8) about the fears of some that the Playboy Channel may make it to Long Beach, I would much rather have our cable subscribers have the option of including the Playboy Channel with a provided restriction key in their programming array than have the low-class, totally foul-mouthed and to my mind obscene "comedy" of some of today's entertainers, such as Richard Pryor, openly spotlighted on...
June 4, 1989
I am debating whether to see the new movie comedy smash, "See No Evil, Hear No Evil" or wait for the sequel, which is sure to be on the drawing boards. Can you imagine what the stars, Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder (who play a blind man and a deaf man, respectively) and producer Marvin Worth and director Arthur Hiller could do with epilepsy, Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease? Wouldn't those be blockbusters? And kudos to such eminent critics as Kevin Thomas (May 12 review)
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June 12, 1994 |
Police Saturday were investigating the possible theft of $450,000 from the Encino home of comedian Richard Pryor. Los Angeles Police Sgt. Roger Furguson said Pryor reported the theft Friday night and implicated a former employee. Pryor told detectives that the money was in a cash box that he kept in his home and was taken between June and August last year when he was on vacation in Hawaii.
March 23, 1990 |
Comedian Richard Pryor was in good spirits and making jokes about his plight today after being hospitalized following a minor heart attack, his agent said. Pryor, 49, was listed in stable condition at Wesley Hospital, hospital spokeswoman Janice Wyatte said. "Obviously, something like this tempers anyone," his agent, Guy McElwaine, told Australian Associated Press. "It scares me and it scares him. But he's in good spirits and making a few jokes.