Brother Richard Pryor

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  1. Blake Bowden

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    Brother Richard Pryor

    The first recipient of the prestigious annual Mark Twain Humor Prize in 1998, Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor III was an influential and popular American comedian.

    A veteran of 40 films between 1967 and 1991, he has been featured in four films, Live and Smokin', Richard Pryor Live in Concert, Richard Pryor Live on Sunset Strip, and Here and Now. His recordings have earned him two platinum albums, five gold albums, and five Grammys.

    Freemason : Henry Brown Lodge No. 22, Peoria, IL
    Source: The Phylaxis. Boston : The Phylaxis Society, 1981. Third Quarter p. 58.
     
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  2. bluebar68

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    Wow !!!!! I had no clue. Good to know thank you.
     
  3. Warrior1256

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    Made me laugh so hard my stomach ached.
     
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  4. bezobrazan

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    His movies with Gene Wilder are some of my favorites.
     
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  5. Warrior1256

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    Yeah, my favorite is "Stir Crazy".
     
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  6. pipoyviste

    pipoyviste Registered User

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    How can i join masonry brother


    Sent From My Freemasonry Pro App
     
  7. Brother JC

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    Find a lodge near you and knock on the door.
     
  8. Warrior1256

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    That's all there is to it. Give it a try.
     
  9. Derinique Kendrick

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    Loved him in Harlem Nights
     
  10. Boxing Buckeye

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    I am a very new MM, but my understanding is that you have to believe in God/Creator to be a Mason. Pryor, to my knowledge, did not. His funeral was presided over by a Celebrant and not a clergyman because of this. My source is a trade journal, as I am an undertaker and a certified Celebtant
     
  11. crono782

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    Some men have a less than conventional definition of what Deity means to them. Perhaps he was one of these. I'm not sure in this case.
     
  12. Boxing Buckeye

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    I also want to say that I am taking nothing away from what Pryor accomplished. He is as gifted a comedian as there ever was. I have his box set and listen to it regularly. It got me from Denver to Vegas once on a particularly grueling drive. I also use one of his Mudbone skits (the one about hard times) as a day to day inspiration
     
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    That's an interesting and, might I say ... rather LOADED response. Considering what is done in the name of the Deity these days; a rather loaded statement indeed.

    My favorite Brother Pryor movie was The Toy. Much of it was filmed on location in Baton Rouge. A great mind who carried comedy to thresholds only approached by fellow greats Robin Williams and Andy Kaufman.

    Say, speaking of The Toy, was Jackie Gleason also a mason? That would surprise me not.
     
  14. CLewey44

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    Maybe he did believe in a Supreme Being...he did and said a lot of things for shock value.
     

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