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Richard Pryor

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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

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Dave Chappelle to receive Mark Twain Prize
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2019-05-07 19:16:11
Other recipients of the prestigious comedy award include Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy and last year's honoree, Julia Louis-Dreyfus

What’s on TV Friday: ‘Arrested Development’ and ‘I Am Richard Pryor’
NY Times TV, 2019-03-15 05:00:04
The maybe-final episodes of “Arrested Development” hit Netflix. And a new documentary about Richard Pryor airs on TV.

Variety, 2019-03-13 04:30:39
Set to air March 15 on the Paramount Network after its SXSW world premiere, “I Am Richard Pryor” is a largely satisfying if thoroughly conventional portrait of the immensely gifted and deeply troubled entertainer whose richly deserved reputation as a comic genius stems at least partially from his frequent and ...

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