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Richard Pryor (1940–2005)


Highly influential, and always controversial, African-American actor/comedian who was equally well known for his colorful language during his live comedy shows, as for his fast paced life, multiple marriages and battles with drug addiction. He has been acknowledged by many modern comic artist's as a key influence on their careers, and Pryor's ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 12 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Other Works:

Album: "Live on the Sunset Strip" (won Grammy for Best Comedy Recording) See more »

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2 Biographical Movies | 6 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 12 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

I live in racist America and I'm uneducated, yet a lot of people love me and like what I do, and I can make a living from it. You can't do much better than that. See more »

Trivia:

Chosen as #1 in Comedy Central's 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time. (April 2004). See more »

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Frequently worked with Gene Wilder See more »

Nickname:

Dickie See more »

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Sagittarius

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