Wiz Richard Pryor

The Wiz is the titular character in the play and movie of the same name. Richard Pryor portrayed him in the movie. His real name is Herman Smith and is not a real wizard but an ordinary man from Atlantic City, New Jersey who ran for dogcatcher and was sent to Oz in a hot air balloon during a terrible storm on the Fourth of July. When he landed there, the people mistook him for a real wizard and he took the job.

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