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  • Category: Live theatre
  • Unveiled: 02 Feb 2015
  • Address:
    1600 Vine St
  • HWOF Popularity:
    Today: 900th
    Monthly Average: 881st
  • Notes: The 2,542nd Star

Dick Gregory

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Biography

Gregory in August 2015

Richard Claxton "Dick" Gregory (born October 12, 1932) is an American civil rights activist, social critic, writer, entrepreneur, and comedian.

Fact file

  • Birth name: Richard Claxton Gregory
  • Born: October 12, 1932 (age 83) St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
  • Medium: Civil rights activist, Stand-up, film, books, critic
  • Nationality: American
  • Years active: 1953–present
  • Genres: Satire, political satire, observational comedy
  • Subject(s): American civil rights, American politics, American culture, African-American culture, racism, race relations, vegetarianism, healthy diet
  • Spouse: Lillian Smith (m. 1959)
  • Children: 10
  • Notable works and roles: In Living Black and White Nigger: An Autobiography by Dick Gregory Write Me In!
  • Website: www.dickgregory.com

Read more about Dick Gregory at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

Roy Wood Jr. Is Following in the Comedy Footsteps of Dick Gregory
NY Times TV, 2019-01-25 15:31:38
The comedian has a new Comedy Central special, “Roy Wood Jr.: No One Loves You.” But he was never supposed to make it this far.

Joe Morton, 'Turn Me Loose' and the sly comic activism of Dick Gregory
LA Times Entertainme, 2017-10-16 19:10:00
Dick Gregory, the comedian and civil rights activist who died this year, played the role of the Shakespearean fool to white America, quipping subversive sentiments about race relations in a manner that made his audience chuckle even as they were being stung by the truth. A stand-up comic who drew...

davemcnaryvariety
Variety, 2017-09-29 00:27:30
Buffalo 8 Productions is partnering with filmmaker Andre Gaines to fast-track the documentary “I Am Dick Gregory,” Variety has learned exclusively. The film, which chronicles the complex life of the late comedian, activist and author, is due to wind up production in the coming weeks in Los Angeles. Gaines and ...

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