The brilliant, peerless, hilarious Richard Pryor (1940-2005) was born 73 years ago today in Peoria, IL. In this photo, he and Phylicia Rashad are paying a visit to Ms. Rashad’s sister Debbie Allen in her dressing room on April 27, 1986. Ms. Allen had just opened in the return of Sweet Charity on Broadway. Photo by Ezio.
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Gordon Parks, the brilliant photographer, filmmaker and all-around renaissance man, was born 101 years ago today in Fort Scott, Kansas. In this photo, Mr. Parks is in Venice, Italy, listening to a recording of the rehearsal for the concerto he composed, which was performed in Venice in July 1952. Pictured with him are the renown conductor Dean Dixon and his wife, Mary Mandelin, a Finnish playwright. Photo by James Whitmore/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images.