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RICHARD PRYOR


RICHARD PRYOR
 
Richard Pryor centre of in 1986. Photo by Alan Light.


SUMMARY
 
Full Name: Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor III
 
 
Description: Actor, comedian, social critic, writer, and MC.USA
Known For: Stir Crazy - 1980 - Co writer of "Blazing Saddles" - 1974
 
Music Styles: Comedy
 
Location: CA, United States of America
 
Web Site: http://www.richardpryor.com/
 
Date Born: 1st December 1940
Location Born: Peoria, Illinois, United States of America
 
Date Died: 9th December 2005
Location Died: Sanfernando Valley, California, United States of America
Cause Of Death: Heart Failure
Memorial: He was cremated and his ashes were either given to a friend or family.
 
Summary: Pryor grew up in his grandmother's brothel, where his mother, Gertrude L. Thomas, practiced prostitution. His father, LeRoy Pryor was a former bartender, boxer and World War II veteran who worked as his wife's pimp. After his mother deserted him when he was 10, he was raised primarily by his grandmother, Marie Carter.
 
 
 
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