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The daughter of comedian Richard Pryor, Rain Pryor is a multifaceted actress, singer, comedian and artistic director.
Actress-Director Rain Pryor talks about growing up as comedian Richard Pryor's daughter and the importance of family in his life.
Actress-Director Rain Pryor talks about her autobiographical solo show "Fried Chicken and Latkes" about growing up with a Jewish mother and a black father, comedian Richard Pryor.
Actress-Director Rain Pryor talks candidly about her father, comedian Richard Pryor, and his take on being a celebrity.
Actress-Director Rain Pryor talks about how her father Richard Pryor was a comedy pioneer with his raw stand-up performances and honest critiques of race.
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In 2009, Rain starred in her own cabaret show, Pryor Experience, and a few years later returned to television with an appearance in the 2012 HBO film on Sarah Palin, Game Change,
starring Julianne Moore. The same year Pryor also took over as artistic director for the Strand Theater Company in Baltimore and received glowing praise from The New York Times over the staging of Fried Chicken and Latkes at the Actors Temple Theater.
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See Rain Pryor, the daughter of the comedian Richard Pryor, in her solo Off-Broadway show Fried Chicken & Latkes at the Actors Temple Theatre.
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