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Eddie Murphy

Richard PryorBill CosbyEddie MurphyMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Beginnings Murphy Citing Bill Cosby and Richard Pryor among his influences, Murphy spent most of his formative years entertaining his friends and classmates at Roosevelt Junior-Senior High School. At just 15, he began working in earnest as a stand-up comedian, eventually finding himself... George Rose / Los Angeles Times