- In an interview with Vulture, the music legend Quincy Jones said Marlon Brando and Richard Pryor were lovers.
- Pryor’s widow told TMZ this was true.
- She said Pryor was open with his friends about his bisexuality.
In a wild interview with Vulture published Wednesday, the music legend Quincy Jones, 84, casually mentioned that his longtime friend, the Oscar-winning actor Marlon Brando, had romantic affairs with multiple famous men, including the comedian Richard Pryor.
“Brando used to go cha-cha dancing with us,” Jones told Vulture. “He could dance his a– off. He was the most charming motherf—– you ever met. He’d f— anything. Anything! He’d f— a mailbox. James Baldwin. Richard Pryor. Marvin Gaye.”
Pryor’s widow, Jennifer Lee Pryor, told TMZ that Pryor did have affairs with men, including Brando.
Brando is known for his roles in “The Godfather,” “Apocalypse Now,” and “A Streetcar Named Desire.” He died in 2004, and Pryor died in 2005.
Lee told TMZ that her husband was open with his friends about his bisexuality and that he documented his encounters extensively in diaries.
“It was the ’70s! Drugs were still good, especially quaaludes,” she said. “If you did enough cocaine, you’d f— a radiator and send it flowers in the morning.”
Lee told the publication that she plans to publish Pryor’s diaries later this year.