Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Richard Pryor, Animal Rights Supporter Gives Again to the Issue: Bowl he Painted Brings over $7,000 to Ohio Animal Rights Group


A good man with a huge heart. Actually donated this bowl to an animal rights group. Shows how committed he was.


Article:

Bowl Pryor painted nets $7,099 for animal rights group

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ent/celebrities/3738198.html

Associated Press

SOUTH RUSSELL, Ohio — A ceramic bowl painted by Richard Pryor raised $7,099 in an online auction benefiting an Ohio animal rights group.

The bowl, in which Pryor painted a self-portrait before he died, was sold to GoldenPalace.com, an Internet-based casino company known for buying items online for charity and publicity.

Pryor sent the bowl to the Geauga Humane Society weeks before his death on Dec. 10. The actor-comedian, who was 65, died of a heart attack. He had been ill for years with multiple sclerosis.

The portrait was surrounded by the painted words, "Little Black Man in Big White World." The side of the bowl has Pryor's signature and drawings of a martini glass, lips and a cigarette.

"Richard and were both there in spirit and I know he did everything he could to help the auction along," Pryor's widow, Jennifer, said in a statement. "I couldn't be more delighted that he's still helping animals."

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