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Richard Pryor 1940-2005

Actor Christopher Reeve, left, who played Superman, and co-star, comedian Richard Pryor arrive for the black-tie supper and dance celebrating the New York premiere of “Superman III” at the Pierre Hotel, in June of 1983. ()
Richard Pryor in a televised routine on NBC’s “The Richard Pryor Special.” ()
Lilly Tomlin and Chris Rock greet Richard Pryor at a special tribute to Pryor at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles on November 10, 1995. (Kevork Djansezian / AP)