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Yes They Said That... Qoutes from Famous Peorians: Camryn Manheim

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"I spent most of my childhood in Peoria,
Illinois. Peoria is a little left of Chicago, which is fitting, since everything about my family is a little left of something.

You may have heard the saying "It'll play in Peoria." Translation: It won't offend anyone. Ah, yes, safe, safe, Peoria. Picket fences, general stores, the whole nine.

So it was no wonder that, year, after year, when I was a kid in the late 1960s, my family...

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Yes They Said That... Qoutes from Famous Peorians

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Many people have said that Richard Pryor hated his hometown. Yet he made his childhood and early experiences the backbone of his stand-up career. His own words tell how he really felt in his heart:

"When I went back to Peoria [in 1985], it was the first time I'd ever really been back, in a sense, because everything seemed so small, and all the old places were gone. They gave me a key to the city.

Yeah, a little key. It's...

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