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Richard Pryor : comic on the edge

Author: Paul BarrosseRichard PryorJohn Davies Productions.Actuality Productions.Arts and Entertainment Network.All authors
Publisher: [New York] : A & E Home Video : Distributed in the U.S. by New Video Group, ©1996.
Series: Biography (A & E Home Video (Firm))
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English
Database:WorldCat
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When Richard Pryor first burst onto the comedy scene, he floored audiences with his brash, unapologetic humor. Inspired by the streetwise pimps, winos and junkies from his old neighborhood, Pryor rose to fame with crossover success on stage, records, television and film. But following his triumphs were tragedies that drastically changed his life. This video examines Pryor's cocaine-fueled, near-fatal accident and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Richard Pryor; Richard Pryor
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Barrosse; Richard Pryor; John Davies Productions.; Actuality Productions.; Arts and Entertainment Network.; A & E Home Video (Firm); New Video Group.
ISBN: 1565019210 9781565019218
OCLC Number: 36626855
Notes: Originally produced for television broadcast as an episode of the program Biography.
Credits: Editors, Rick Roberts, Miriam Preissel ; music, Scott Page-Pagter, John Valentino.
Performer(s): Host, Peter Graves ; interview subjects, Richard Pryor, Rain Pryor, Dick Gregory, Paul Rodriguez, Arthur Hiller.
Description: 1 videocassette (46 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: Biography (A & E Home Video (Firm))
Other Titles: Comic on the edge
Biography (Television program)
Responsibility: producer, Paul Barrosse ; produced by John Davies Productions & Actuality Productions, Inc. for A & E Network.

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When Richard Pryor first burst onto the comedy scene, he floored audiences with his brash, unapologetic humor. Inspired by the streetwise pimps, winos and junkies from his old neighborhood, Pryor rose to fame with crossover success on stage, records, television and film. But following his triumphs were tragedies that drastically changed his life. This video examines Pryor's cocaine-fueled, near-fatal accident and his struggle with multiple sclerosis.

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