Friday, May 24, 2024

Who Knew? A Young Eddie Murphy and Talk Show Great Dick Cavett Were Pals 40 Years Ago (Watch Video from Jimmy Kimmel)


Last night’s Jimmy Kimmel was a rerun, I guess. But this interview with Eddie Murphy was so good, it could win an award.

Murphy hates doing press and interviews. He’s rarely candid about his life. But this story about his friendship with Dick Cavett, and a bet Richard Pryor made with him, is spectacular.

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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