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Eddie Murphy's 'Dolemite' Portrays The Success And Frustrations Of Rudy Ray Moore04:13
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Tracy Morgan and Eddie Murphy attend the LA premiere of Netflix's "Dolemite Is My Name" at Regency Village Theatre on September 28, 2019 in Westwood, California. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Tracy Morgan and Eddie Murphy attend the LA premiere of Netflix's "Dolemite Is My Name" at Regency Village Theatre on September 28, 2019 in Westwood, California. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Eddie Murphy's new film "Dolemite Is My Name" documents the career of Rudy Ray Moore, a Cleveland entertainer who did standup comedy and developed the persona of a street hustler. Moore starred in the original "Dolemite" which became an iconic blaxploitation film.

WCPN ideastream's David C. Barnett (@DCBstream) reports.

Movie Legend Rudy Ray Moore, best known as "Dolemite." (Getty Images)
Movie Legend Rudy Ray Moore, best known as "Dolemite." (Getty Images)

This segment aired on October 24, 2019.

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