Becoming Richard Pryor
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Published .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Actors,
  • Comedians,
  • Biography

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 493-563) and index.

StatementScott Saul
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPN2287.P77 S38 2014
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 586 pages
Number of Pages586
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27172814M
ISBN 100062123300
ISBN 109780062123305
LC Control Number2014034682
OCLC/WorldCa869267234, 897358138

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