TIL that when Richard Pryor served in the United States Army in West Germany, he and a group of black soldiers beat and stabbed (not fatally) a white soldier who was overly amused at racially charged scenes from the movie “Imitation of Life”

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Pryor#Early_life

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  1. Imitation of Life left my entire family sobbing (and bursting into fresh tears for weeks afterwards whenever we remembered it). One of the saddest, most moving films ever.

    Anyone who was ‘amused’ at it was probably an insult to the uniform.

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