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Richard Pryor

Richard Pryor
  • Career: Actor
  • Top celebrities: 1555
  • BirthDate: 1940, 01 of December , Peoria, Illinois, USA
  • Spouse: Jennifer Lee (June 2001 - 10 December 2005) (his death), Flynn Belaine (1 April 1990 - 1991) (divorced), Flynn Belaine (10 October 1986 - January 1987) (divorced), Jennifer Lee (16 August 1981 - October 1982) (divorced), Deborah McGuire (22 September 1977 - 2 October 1978) (divorced), Shelley R. Bonus (13 January 1968 - 1969) (divorced) 1 child, Patricia Price (1960 - 1961) (divorced) 1 child
  • Zodiac sign: Sagittarius
  • Facts of life

    He is highly and incredibly influential and has always been quite controversial, African or American actor or the comedian who were equally renowned for the colorful language at the time of his shows for live comedy, as his quickly paced life, several marriages as well as his battles with the worst addiction of drug. He was acknowledged by various contemporary comic artists as the main influence on careers, as well as observational humor of Pryor on the African as well as the American life of USA at the time of year 1970s with the razor sharp intelligence. Richard was born on 01st December 1940 and as he was a son of the prostitute, and was also abandoned by mother when he was just 10 years, subsequently he was raised by his brothel grandmother. Unluckily, Pryor was the molested at age of 6 by his teenager neighbor, and subsequently by neighborhood priest.

  • Awards: Won Lifetime Achievement Award in Comedy - 1993 for ""
    Nominated BAFTA Film Award - 1975 for "Best Screenplay for:Blazing Saddles (1974). Shared with: Mel Brooks Norman Steinberg Andrew Bergman Alan Uger"
    Won CableACE - 1994 for "Entertainment/Cultural Documentary or Informational Special for:Mo' Funny: Black Comedy in America (1993) (TV). Shared with: Ellen Krass (executive producer) Lesli Klainberg (supervising producer) Yvonne Smith (producer/director/writer) Costello, Jeffery R. (producer)"
    Nominated Daytime Emmy - 1985 for "Outstanding Performer in a Children's Program for:"Pryor's Place" (1984). (CBS)."
    Nominated Emmy - 1996 for "Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for:"Chicago Hope - Endstation Hoffnung" (1994). (CBS). For episode "Stand". For playing "Joe Springer"."
    Nominated Emmy - 1983 for "Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program for:Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever (1983) (TV). (NBC)."
    Won Emmy - 1974 for "Best Writing in Comedy-Variety, Variety or Music for:Lily (1973) (TV). Shared with: Herbert Sargent Rosalyn Drexler Lorne Michaels Jim Rusk James R. Stein Bob Illes Lily Tomlin George Yanok Jane Wagner Rod Warren Ann Elder Karyl Miller (CBS)."
    Won Lifetime Achievement Award - 1996 for ""
    Won Image Award - 1981 for "Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture for:Bustin' Loose (1981)."
    Nominated NSFC Award - 1980 for "Best Actor for:Richard Pryor: Live in Concert (1979). 5th place."
    Won Lifetime Achievement Award - 1997 for ""
    Nominated Razzie Award - 1984 for "Worst Supporting Actor for:Superman III (1983)."
    Won Star on the Walk of Fame - 1993 for "Motion Picture On 20 May 1993. At 6438 Hollywood Blvd."
    Won Star on the Walk of Fame - ???? for "Motion Picture At 6440 Hollywood Blvd."
    Won WGA Award (Screen) - 1975 for "Best Comedy Written Directly for the Screen for:Blazing Saddles (1974). Shared with: Mel Brooks Norman Steinberg Andrew Bergman Alan Uger"
    Nominated WGA Award (TV) - 1974 for "Best Written Variety Script for:Lily (1973) (TV). Shared with: Bob Illes Rosalyn Drexler Lorne Michaels Jim Rusk Herbert Sargent James R. Stein Lily Tomlin Jane Wagner George Yanok Ann Elder Karyl Miller Rod Warren"
  • Position in top best awards winner: 926
  • Salary: Car Wash (1976) $25,000
    Superman III (1983) $4,000,000
  • Films with Richard Pryor: Norm - 1999
    Lost Highway - 1997
    Malcolm & Eddie - 1996
    Mad Dog Time - 1996
    Chicago Hope - 1995
    Another You - 1991
    The Three Muscatels - 1991
    Harlem Nights - 1989
    See No Evil, Hear No Evil - 1989
    Moving - 1988
    Critical Condition - 1987
    Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling - 1986
    Brewster's Millions - 1985
    Superman III - 1983
    The Toy - 1982
    Some Kind of Hero - 1982
    Bustin' Loose - 1981
    Stir Crazy - 1980
    In God We Tru$t - 1980
    Wholly Moses! - 1980
    The Muppet Movie - 1979
    California Suite - 1978
    The Wiz - 1978
    Blue Collar - 1978
    Which Way Is Up? - 1977
    Greased Lightning - 1977
    Silver Streak - 1976
    Car Wash - 1976
    The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings - 1976
    Adiós Amigo - 1976
    Uptown Saturday Night - 1974
    Hit! - 1973
    Some Call It Loving - 1973
    The Mack - 1973
    Lady Sings the Blues - 1972
    Mod Squad - 1972
    You've Got to Walk It Like You Talk It or You'll Lose That Beat - 1971
    The Partridge Family - 1971
    Carter's Army - 1970
    The Young Lawyers - 1969
    Wild in the Streets - 1968
    Uncle Tom's Fairy Tales - 1968
    ABC Stage 67 - 1967
    The Busy Body - 1967
    The Wild Wild West - 1966
    Pryor Offenses - 2004
    The Mark Twain Prize: Richard Pryor - 1999
    Richard Pryor... Here and Now - 1983
    On Location: The Comedy Store's 11th Anniversary Show - 1983
    Richard Pryor Live on the Sunset Strip - 1982
    Richard Pryor: Live in Concert - 1979
    The Richard Pryor Show - 1977
    The Richard Pryor Special? - 1977
    Blazing Saddles - 1974
    Flip - 1973-1974
    Lily - 1973
    Sanford and Son - 1972
    Richard Pryor: Live and Smokin' - 1971
    Mo' Funny: Black Comedy in America - 1993
    The 55th Annual Academy Awards - 1983
    Nick DiPaolo: Raw Nerve - 2011
    Vixen Highway 2006: It Came from Uranus! - 2010
    Louis C.K.: Chewed Up - 2008
    George Lopez: America's Mexican - 2007
    Louis C.K.: Shameless - 2007
    You Will Believe: The Cinematic Saga of Superman - 2006
    Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!! - 2003
    Hard Eight - 1996
    Pacific Inferno - 1979
    Wattstax - 1973
    Bitter Jester - 2003
    E! True Hollywood Story - 2001
    Sam Kinison: Why Did We Laugh? - 1998
    Biography - 1996
    The 10th Annual American Comedy Awards - 1996
    27th NAACP Image Awards - 1996
    The Blackberry Inn - 1996
    Showbiz Today - 1995
    Who Makes You Laugh? - 1995
    The Second Annual Comedy Hall of Fame - 1994
    Apollo Theatre Hall of Fame - 1994
    A Century of Cinema - 1994
    BET's Comicview Awards - 1994
    Apollo Theatre Hall of Fame - 1993
    Martin - 1993
    Soul Train Comedy Awards - 1993
    The 9th Annual American Cinema Awards - 1992
    The Comedy Store's 20th Birthday - 1992
    A Party for Richard Pryor - 1991
    Sammy Davis, Jr. 60th Anniversary Celebration - 1990
    One Voice - 1986
    The Barbara Walters Summer Special - 1979-1986
    Ebony/Jet Showcase - 1983-1986
    Pryor's Place - 1984
    The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson - 1973-1984
    Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever - 1983
    The 9th Annual People's Choice Awards - 1983
    The Making of 'Superman III' - 1983
    Sesame Street - 1971-1982
    Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter - 1982
    The 53rd Annual Academy Awards - 1981
    Good Morning America - 1979-1980
    Hot Hero Sandwich - 1979
    The 21st Annual Grammy Awards - 1979
    The David Steinberg Show - 1977
    The 49th Annual Academy Awards - 1977
    The 19th Annual Grammy Awards - 1977
    Soul Train - 1973-1977
    Sammy and Company - 1975
    Saturday Night Live - 1975
    The Mike Douglas Show - 1965-1975
    The Lion Roars Again - 1975
    The Midnight Special - 1972-1974
    Black Omnibus - 1973
    Dynamite Chicken - 1971
    The Ed Sullivan Show - 1965-1970
    The David Frost Show - 1970
    The Phynx - 1970
    This Is Tom Jones - 1969
    Operation: Entertainment - 1968
    Mod Squad - 1968
    The Joey Bishop Show - 1967-1968
    The Steve Allen Show - 1968
    The Pat Boone Show - 1968
    Away We Go - 1967
    The Kraft Summer Music Hall - 1966
    The Merv Griffin Show - 1965
    On Broadway Tonight - 1964
    Imagine - 2011
    My Favourite Joke - 2011
    The Comedy Awards - 2011
    The Tragic Side of Comedy - 2009
    Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America - 2009
    Notorious - 2009
    Shouting Fire: Stories from the Edge of Free Speech - 2009
    Role Model: Gene Wilder - 2008
    100 Greatest Stand-Ups - 2007
    Paul Mooney: Jesus Is Black - So Was Cleopatra - Know Your History - 2007
    The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - 2006
    The Curse of Superman - 2006
    The Drug Years - 2006
    The 78th Annual Academy Awards - 2006
    The 48th Annual Grammy Awards - 2006
    Richard Pryor: The Funniest Man Dead or Alive - 2005
    Larry King Live - 2005
    Entertainment Tonight - 2005
    Saturday Night Live - 2005
    Out of Africa: Heroes and Icons - 2005
    Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live - 2005
    The Comedians' Comedian - 2005
    The First Amendment Project: No Joking - 2004
    The N Word - 2004
    Comedy Central Presents: 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time - 2004
    When Stand-Up Comics Ruled the World - 2004
    TV in Black: The First Fifty Years - 2004
    TV's Illest Minority Moments Presented by Ego Trip - 2004
    101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment - 2003
    Uncensored Comedy: That's Not Funny! - 2003
    E! True Hollywood Story - 2003
    Heroes of Black Comedy - 2002
    A Huey P. Newton Story - 2001
    Me, Myself & Irene - 2000
    Saturday Night Live 25 - 1999
    A Really Big Show: Ed Sullivan's 50th Anniversary - 1998
    Classic Stand-Up Comedy of Television - 1996
    Ed Sullivan All-Star Comedy Special - 1995
    But... Seriously - 1994
    The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson - 1992
    The Best of Chevy Chase - 1987
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