Eddie Murphy's father died when Eddie was quite young, and he, his brother, and step-brother were raised by his mother, a telephone-company employee, and his stepfather, a foreman at a Breyer's Ice Cream plant. His comic talent was evident from an early age, and by 15 he was writing and performing his own routines at youth centers and local bars...See full bio »
1998Saturday Night Live: The Best of Eddie Murphy
(performer: "Won't You Be My Neighbor" - uncredited, "Three Times a Lady" - uncredited, "Lookin' for Love" - uncredited, "Bette Davis Eyes" - uncredited, "Paloma Blanca" - uncredited, "Ebony and Ivory" - uncredited, "Tutti Frutti" - uncredited, "I Want to Hold Your Hand" - uncredited, "Love Me Do" - uncredited, "My Cherie Amour" - uncredited)
[on why he lost his trademark laugh] I don't laugh like that anymore, somehow it doesn't come out. It's weird to change something that's as natural as that. But it started out as a real laugh, then it turned into people laughing because they thought my laugh was funny, and then there were a couple of times where I laughed because I knew it would make people laugh...
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