Eddie's brother Charlie Murphy has been cited in various forums as one of the possible Eddie Murphy replaCIAment imposters.
I think I posted this some years back - but anyway, Murphy's story starts at about 11:43
For what it's worth, Charles and Eddie Murphy were born into a cop family. Their father was a transit policeman; they lived in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, and Roosevelt, Long Island.
"....Murphy was born in Brooklyn, New York City, and raised in the borough's Bushwick neighborhood. His mother, Lillian (Laney), was a telephone operator, and his father, Charles Edward Murphy, was a transit police officer and an amateur actor and comedian.
His father died when he was young.
"My mother and father broke up when I was three, and he died when I was eight, so I have very dim memories… He was a victim of the Murphy charm (laughs). A woman stabbed my father. I never got all the logistics. It was supposed to be one of those crimes of passion: 'If I can't have you, no one else will'-kind of deal. Someone said to me one day, 'That's why you don't trust women.' Get the f**k outta here. What are you, a f**king psychiatrist?" – Eddie Murphy
When Murphy's single mother became ill, the eight-year-old Murphy and his older brother Charlie (1959–2017) lived in foster care for one year. In interviews, Murphy has said that his time in foster care was influential in developing his sense of humor. Later, he and his brother were raised in Roosevelt, New York by his mother and stepfather Vernon Lynch, a foreman at an ice cream plant.
Around the age of 15, Murphy was writing and performing his own routines, which were heavily influenced by Bill Cosby and Richard Pryor."
Last Edit: Aug 3, 2017 21:59:28 GMT -5 by beatlies