Richard Pryor

The Co-Writer of Blazing Saddles, Richard Pryor, was Initially Supposed to Play the Role of Sheriff Bart. But the Studio Decided Not to Use Him Because of his Drug Problem.

Richard Pryor was a groundbreaking African American comedian and one of the top entertainers of the 1970s and 1980s. As talented as he was, he did have some personal problems that interfered with his professional life. Did you know why he was reconsidered in the casting of Sheriff Bart on Blazing Saddles? Richard Pryor co-wrote …

The Co-Writer of Blazing Saddles, Richard Pryor, was Initially Supposed to Play the Role of Sheriff Bart. But the Studio Decided Not to Use Him Because of his Drug Problem. Read More »