Quincy Jones once alleged a long time ago that the legendary actor, Marlon Brando, and perhaps his equal but as a comedian, Richard Pryor, had an intimate relationship. According to Jennifer Lee – Pryor’s widow – his story was true.
Quincy Jones said Marlon was “the most charming motherf*cker you ever met,” and he would “f*ck anything!” While discussing his promiscuity he mentioned the names, Richard Pryor, James Baldwin, and Marvin Gaye.
In response to the story from Vulture, Jennifer Lee said to TMZ that Pryor never talked about his bisexuality, but in his diaries, he frequently wrote about his relationships with men.
nah. that’s not my thing. but if it was, yeah, brando back in the day could get it. https://t.co/XaQi0bMCad
— Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) February 8, 2018
Lee said it was “the 1970’s,” and people would “f*ck a radiator,” and send flowers to it in the morning. As you may know, Pryor and Lee were married back in the 1980’s and broke up, only to get together in 2001 until his death in 2005.
In total, Pryor married five different women whom with he had seven children. On the other hand, Brando who died back in 2004, also had a prosperous career and eleven children.
Despite Brando’s relatively open admittance of homosexuality back in the 1970’s, Pryor never came out publicly, possibly because of the stigmatization in the black community.
Back in 1976 in an interview with People Magazine, Brando revealed he “wasn’t ashamed” of homosexual encounters, but laughed at the idea that he and Jack Nicholson were “lovers.”
The chat with reporters from the publication and Jones is currently making the rounds on the internet. Other stars even commented on it, including Don Cheadle.
In response to the controversial comments from Jones in the interview with Vulture, Don Cheadle responded and said he might’ve done the same thing with Brando back in the 1970’s if he was gay. Cheadle said, “yeah, Brando back in the day could get it,” although it is “not (his) thing.”