Bio of richard Pryor the comedian
Richard Pryor was born Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor III on 10/1/1940 in Peoria, Illinois. He became a highly influential & very controversial stand-up comic & became an actor in 1966 in the TV series The Wild Wild West, but really grabbed audience attention in 1972 in the film Lady Sings the Blues. The 5' 10" entertainer was in 45 movies & TV series through his career, & was married 7 times, twice to two women, & had 2 children. He passed away 12/10/2005 at the age of 65 from a fatal heart attack.
Updated on Thursday, February 16 2012 at 11:25PM EST