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July 17, 2012
Years on the show: 1980-84
Memorable roles: Velvet Jones; Gumby; Mr. Robertson; Buckwheat
Away from "SNL": Eddie Murphy went on to become one of Hollywood's biggest stars. His notable films include the "Beverly Hills Cop" series and the "Nutty Professor" series. In 2006, he was nominated for an Oscar for supporting actor for his work in "Dreamgirls."
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