Richard Pryor, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Richard Pryor

American stand-up comedian, actor, social critic, writer, and MC

Date of Birth: 01-Dec-1940

Place of Birth: Peoria, Illinois, United States

Date of Death: 10-Dec-2005

Profession: screenwriter, comedian, journalist, television actor, film actor, autobiographer

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Richard Pryor

  • Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor (December 1, 1940 – December 10, 2005) was an American stand-up comedian, actor, and writer.
  • He reached a broad audience with his trenchant observations and storytelling style, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential stand-up comedians of all time. Pryor's body of work includes the concert movies and recordings: Richard Pryor: Live & Smokin' (1971), That Nigger's Crazy (1974), ...Is It Something I Said? (1975), Bicentennial Nigger (1976), Richard Pryor: Live in Concert (1979), Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip (1982), and Richard Pryor: Here and Now (1983).
  • As an actor, he starred mainly in comedies such as Silver Streak (1976), but occasionally in dramas, such as Paul Schrader's Blue Collar (1978), or action films, such as Superman III (1983).
  • He collaborated on many projects with actor Gene Wilder.
  • Another frequent collaborator was actor/comedian/writer Paul Mooney. Pryor won an Emmy Award (1973) and five Grammy Awards (1974, 1975, 1976, 1981, and 1982).
  • In 1974, he also won two American Academy of Humor awards and the Writers Guild of America Award.
  • The first-ever Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor was presented to him in 1998.
  • He was listed at number one on Comedy Central's list of all-time greatest stand-up comedians.
  • In 2017, Rolling Stone ranked him first on its list of the 50 best stand-up comics of all time.

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