Richard Pryor

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Birthday
1, 1940
Birthplace
Peoria, IL
Death Date
Dec 10, 2005 (65)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
1, 1940
Birthplace
Peoria, IL
Death Date
Dec 10, 2005 (65)

About

Uncompromising African-American comedian, actor, and writer known for his cutting-edge and often controversial stand-up material. He also starred in See No Evil, Hear No Evil; The Toy; and Brewster's Millions. His body of recorded work includes the comedy albums Richard Pryor: Live & Smokin' and ...Is It Something I Said?

Before Fame

After being expelled from school at age fourteen, he performed as a drummer in night clubs.

Trivia

He played a role alongside Gene Wilder in Silver Streak.

Family Life

His mother abandoned him at age ten and he was forced to live with his abusive grandmother in a brothel. He married five times and had a total of seven kids.

Associated With

Jerry Seinfeld once called him the Picasso of the comedy profession.