Late comedian Richard Pryor and late actor Marlon Brando indeed had sex, confirms the former's wife, giving a nod to musician Quincy Jones's earlier revelations.
Jones, in a tell-all, no-holds-barred interview with Variety, spoke about a wide range of things, including his thoughts on the infamous Michael Jackson, The Beatles, and the Clintons. However, he also mentioned something that sparked interests of both Pryor's and Brando's fans.
"He'd f--k anything. Anything! He'd f--k a mailbox. James Baldwin. Richard Pryor. Marvin Gaye," Jones revealed, even referring to Brando as "charming."
To set the record straight, Pryor's widow, Jennifer, told TMZ that her husband would have no problem with Jones's revelations at all. In fact, she said that the funny man would actually just laugh about the musician's move.
Moreover, Jennifer divulged that his husband was a bisexual, which meant that he was open to both men and women. She added that Pryor was actually outspoken about his sexuality to their circle and that this was supported by the diaries of the comedian, which she will publish any time this year.
"It was the '70s! Drugs were still good, especially quaaludes. If you did enough cocaine, you'd f--k a radiator and send it flowers in the morning," Jennifer disclosed.
Meanwhile, Brando had been vocal about his sexuality when he was still alive. He had 11 children and married three women.
"Like a large number of men, I, too, have had homosexual experiences, and I am not ashamed. I have never paid much attention to what people think about me," Brando revealed in an interview in 1976.
Richard Pryor's Life
Pryor, who died in 2005 because of heart attack at the age of 65, was regarded as "game-changer," even compared with other prominent comedians. He was also noted as a powerful black comedian because of his comedy style.
"He broke the barriers about talking about race and sex," Marina Zenovich, who created a documentary about the deceased act, told BBC and even described his methodology as "groundbreaking."
There were a lot of coworkers who got impressed with Pryor and his acts. One of those interviewed for the documentary was Robin Williams.
"It was like saying you saw [saxophonist John] Coltrane," Williams explained.
Pryor was also known for being foul-mouthed in his acts, oftentimes using the N-word and too much cuss words. However, this had changed after he visited Africa in 1979. After the trip, Pryor swore to never use the N- word again.
Pryor was born in Illinois in 1940 to a prostitute and a pimp. His situation while growing up in a brothel was also oftentimes the topic of his jokes.
His experiences, including his relationships, were also spared from privacy. He had gotten married to five women for seven times, with the last in 2001. Pryor had seven children.