March 23, 1990 |
Comedian Richard Pryor was in stable condition today in a Brisbane hospital after suffering a minor heart attack three days ago, hospital officials said. Pryor was admitted Tuesday to Wesley Hospital after complaining of chest pains, according to hospital spokeswoman Janice Wyatte. She said doctors diagnosed a "minor heart attack" after conducting tests on the 49-year-old entertainer. She said Pryor has been in "very stable condition" since his admission, and has suffered no complications.
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.
November 24, 1989 |
"Harlem Nights" is the first movie to co-star Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor. Watching the sorry, unfunny mess that has resulted is like witnessing a highly touted heavyweight title bout that inexplicably turns into a pat-a-cake session between cruiserweights. Even those of us who have just about given up on Murphy hoped the pairing with Pryor would snap him to attention.
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)
May 12, 1989 |
"See No Evil, Hear No Evil" (citywide) is an apt title for this brisk, ingenious and funny comedy that happily reunites Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder. Pryor's Wally is blind, and he is as proudly stubborn about acknowledging his disability as Wilder's Dave is about admitting that he is totally deaf. They skirmish mightily upon meeting each other, but Dave recognizes enough of himself in Wally to hire him as an assistant at his Manhattan lobby newsstand. Wally doesn't even have a chance to start work before he and his new boss are swept up in non-stop adventure.
May 9, 1989 |
The Scene: Sunday night's premiere of the new Tri-Star comic film "See No Evil, Hear No Evil," starring Richard Pryor as a blind guy who walks into things a lot and Gene Wilder as a deaf guy who can't hear cars when they're about to hit him. The evening was a benefit for the Blind Children Center; a Manhattan premiere late this week will benefit the New York League for the Hard of Hearing. Guests watched the screening at the Century City Plaza Cinemas, then went outside for an al fresco buffet.
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