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“There’s Something About Mary” star Pam Grier recalls Richard Pryor’s drinking problem

“There’s Something About Mary” star Pam Grier recalls Richard Pryor’s drinking problem

‘Foxy Brown’ star Pam Grier recalls her tumultuous relationship with Richard Pryor: ‘I had to walk away’

“Foxy Brown” star Pam Grier, left, and actor Richard Pryor, right, pose at a screening of “Mommie’s House in Vogue” in New York City in 1980.

“Foxy Brown” star Pam Grier, left, and actor Richard Pryor, right, pose at a screening of “Mommie’s House in Vogue” in New York City in 1980.

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“Mommie’s House in Vogue,” starring Pam Grier and Richard Pryor, directed by Sidney Lumet, played at the U.N. Plaza in New York in 1980. On the eve of filming, Pryor had a drinking problem.

“Mommie’s House in Vogue,” starring Pam Grier and Richard Pryor, directed by Sidney Lumet, played at the U.N. Plaza in New York in 1980. On the eve of filming, Pryor had a drinking problem.

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Pam Grier and Richard Pryor in 1980.

Pam Grier and Richard Pryor in 1980.

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Pam Grier recalls Richard Pryor’s drinking problem with ‘Foxy Brown’

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When Pam Grier, who played the feisty black maid “Foxy Brown,” on the wildly popular “Foxy Brown” TV show, was filming a scene in 1981 with actor Richard Pryor, the star of the 1980 film version of “There’s Something About Mary,” they had a few drinks and a few more, during which time Grier says she began to contemplate how much of her life had been about Pryor.

Pam Grier recalls “Foxy Brown” actress Richard Pryor’s drinking problem with her new NBC series “Foxy Brown” in an interview with the Globe and Pulitzer Prizes-winning critic Roberta Smith at

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