About this star

Richard Pryor

Next star: Lou Costello
Previous star: Irene Dunne


Pryor in February 1986

Source: Wikipedia

Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor (December 1, 1940 – December 10, 2005) was an American comedian, actor, film director, social critic, satirist, writer, and MC.

Fact file

  • Birth name: Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor
  • Born: December 1, 1940 Peoria, Illinois, U.S.
  • Died: December 10, 2005 (aged 65) Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Medium: Stand-up, Film, Television
  • Nationality: American
  • Years active: 1963–1997
  • Genres: Political satire, Observational comedy, Black comedy, Improvisational comedy, Character comedy
  • Subject(s): Racism, Race relations, American politics, African-American culture, Human sexuality, Religion, self-deprecation, Everyday life, Recreational drug use
  • Influences: Lenny Bruce, Jack Benny, Jonathan Winters, Dick Gregory, Redd Foxx
  • Influenced: George Carlin, Martin Lawrence, George Lopez, Denis Leary, Margaret Cho, Eddie Izzard, Dave Chappelle, [ted_pndrgrass], Eddie Murphy, Whoopi Goldberg, Bill Hicks, Robin Williams, Lewis Black Colin Quinn, Bernie Mac, Joe Rogan, Chris Tucker, Louis C.K., Patton Oswalt Artie Lange, Jon Stewart,Richard Lewis, and Jim Norton John Oliver
  • Spouse: Patricia Price (1960–1961; divorced) 1 child Shelley R. Bonis (1968–1969; divorced) 1 child Deborah McGuire (1977–1978; divorced) Jennifer Lee (1981–1982; divorced) Flynn Belaine (1986–1987; divorced) 2 children Flynn Belaine (1990–1991; divorced) Jennifer Lee (2001–2005; widow)
  • Notable works and roles: Himself in Richard Pryor: Live in Concert and Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip Daddy Rich in Car Wash Wally Karue in See No Evil, Hear No Evil Harry Monroe in Stir Crazy Gus Gorman in Superman III
  • Website: RichardPryor.com

Read more about Richard Pryor at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

Pauly Shore: Eyewitness to Comedy History
NY Times Movies, 2020-01-24 10:00:14
While the club owner Mitzi Shore fostered stand-ups and feuded with them, her son was soaking in everything he could from Richard Pryor, Robin Williams and others.

What's on TV Thursday, Jan. 16: 'The Good Place'
LA Times Entertainme, 2020-01-16 04:00:36
What's on TV Thursday, Jan. 16: 'The Good Place'; The Last Days of Richard Pryor; Deputy; Young Sheldon

Paul Mooney's Sons Address Richard Pryor Jr. Allegations
TMZ, 2019-09-10 18:14:48
Paul Mooney's sons are speaking out for their father -- whom they claim is "not well" enough to do so himself -- against allegations regarding Richard Pryor's own son. Daryl and Dwayne Mooney -- who also do stand-up -- spoke to Comedy Hype about…

Hollywood Blvd, south side, between Wilcox and Cahuenga

Find out more about this area

From here you can:

Nearby you will also find Irene Dunne, Lou Costello, Chicago, and many others.