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Quincy Jones’ revelations on Marlon Brando, Richard Pryor

Jennifer Lee Pryor corroborates claims made by the music producer

  • Quincy Jones arrives at the 88th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. (Image Credit: TNS
  • The Godfather film scene actor Marlon BrandoImage Credit:
  • FILE - In this Aug. 29, 1994 file photo, Richard Pryor appears in Beverly Hills, Calif. A Peoria, Ill., communImage Credit:

The widow of Richard Pryor has confirmed a claim by music producer Quincy Jones that the late comedian and Marlon Brando had an affair in the 1970s.

Jones first made the allegation in a wide-ranging interview with New York Magazine while talking about Brando habits. Pryor’s widow Jennifer Lee Pryor later corroborated Jones comments with TMZ, adding that the comedian would be “cracking up” about his relationship with Brando being made public.

“It was the ‘70s!,” she said.

Lee Pryor added that Pryor had written extensively about his relationships in his diaries, which she says will be published later this year. The comedian, who died in 2005, was married seven times to five different women. He and Lee Pryor divorced after a year together in 1982, but remarried in 2001 and remained together until his death.

Jones’s interview with New York Magazine has attracted much attention online due to the range of colourful answers given by the producer . He described the Beatles as “the worst musicians in the world” and claimed that Michael Jackson stole “a lot of stuff” from other musicians, as well as claiming to know the identity of the man who killed John F Kennedy. Jones also said that he briefly dated Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka.