Show Business: The Good Little Bad Little Boy

At 22, Comedian Eddie Murphy has become a multimedia star

Ever hear an audience smile? No? Then go see Eddie Murphy in Trading Places. You won't hear it when he makes his first appearance onscreen, as a not-blind, unlame beggar; that's the time when the moviehouse erupts with cheers and whistles and rhythmic chants of "Eddie! Ed-die!" Nor is it when his mouth gapes into an innocent, megawatt smile; that is the occasion for a huge communal laugh. No, it is when he is just standing there, waiting for some other actor to set up...

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