Richard Pryor


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Richard was born under the official name III, Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor on December 1st, 1940. He died on December 10th, 2005 in Encino, Los Angeles, California, USA (heart attack). Known to his close friends as Richie, he has been a credited actor since the 1968 film Wild in the Streets.

Richard Pryor was among a small handful of elite super star actors with global appeal. He has starred in ten films including the 1991 comedy film Another You as the character Eddie Dash, the 1989 comedy movie See No Evil, Hear No Evil playing Wallace 'Wally' Karue and the 1987 comedy release Critical Condition cast as Dr. Kevin Slattery.

Richard was a dependable supporting cast member. He has appeared in five films including: the 1989 comedy film Harlem Nights as the character Sugar Ray, the 1983 action movie Superman III playing Gus Gorman and the 1978 adventure release The Wiz cast as The Wiz.

Richard Pryor has earned salaries up to $4,000,000 for his acting. His most commercially successful project to date has been the 1974 comedy film Blazing Saddles, which brought in $120,000,000 at the box office.

Beyond acting, Richard Pryor was the director of the 1986 movie biography Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling. In 1986 Richard Pryor produced his first movie, the biography film Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling.

Richard is a fan favorite, having been featured on the cover of at least three magazines, captured in more than one pictorials, interviewed in over one publications and featured in twelve magazine articles. He has been the subject of at least six books. He has been the subject of at least two biographical films.


" It's been a struggle for me because I had a chance to be white and refused.

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(1999) Awarded The First Annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize.
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