There's a gap between people knowing what I do and really believing that I still do that - and wondering what it is I really do.
Now, Richard Pryor was unique. Many misunderstood his humor. He lit up the hallway, but they didn't understand his use of profanity. He didn't use it just to be using it; he used it in the context of his satire.
When my son was murdered, people asked me how I felt about God and what had happened to my son. I said, 'No, you can't go there. You have to understand that there is a devil, and he works 24/7. Whoever murdered our son was with the devil.'
Nothing I've ever done has given me more joys and rewards than being a father to my children.
DOB - July 12, 1937
Francis W. Newman
Thomas Vernor Smith