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Richard Pryor, whose profane, incisive humor revolutionized American comedy, dies at 65

By Mark Feeney
Globe Staff / December 11, 2005

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Richard Pryor, whose scabrous, unflinching comic routines in the 1970s helped revolutionize American comedy, died yesterday in Los Angeles. According to his business manager, Mr. Pryor suffered a heart attack and had been taken from his San Fernando Valley home to a nearby hospital. He was 65. (Full article: 1429 words)

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