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Laughter Along the Path to Oblivion: ‘Becoming Richard Pryor,’ Scott Saul’s Biography

(New York Times) – Richard Pryor was the subject of abundant hagiography during his lifetime. But it was not until he died at 65 in 2005 — from the combined effects of multiple sclerosis, career decline and horrendous self-inflicted bodily harm — that the floodgates really opened. By 2007, Scott Saul was at work on “Becoming Richard […]