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Richard Pryor (Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor III)

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Biography

Peoria, Illinois, USA
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 observational humor on African-American life in the USA during the 1970s was razor sharp brilliance.

He was born Richard Franklin Lennox Pryor III on December 1, 1940, in Peoria, Illinois, the son of Gertrude L. (Thomas) and LeRoy "Buck Carter" Pryor. Read more...

Actor

Character: Stanley X

Wild in the Streets 1968

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Character: Himself

Wattstax 1973

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Character: Juke

Lily 1973

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Character: Sharp Eye Washington

Uptown Saturday Night 1974

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Character: Leroy Jones / Rufus Jones / Reverend Lenox Thomas

Which Way Is Up? 1977

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Character: Himself / The Reverend James L. White / Idi Amin Dada / Shoeshine Man / Willie

The Richard Pryor Special? 1977

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Character: Himself - Co-Host

The 49th Annual Academy Awards 1977

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Character: Harry Monroe

Stir Crazy 1980

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Character: Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Film Editing

The 53rd Annual Academy Awards 1981

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Character: Himself

Notorious 2009

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Character: Himself / Honoree

The Mark Twain Prize: Richard Pryor 1999

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Character: Eddie Dash

Another You 1991

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Character: Narrator / Wino / Bartender

The Three Muscatels 1991

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Character: Wallace 'Wally' Karue

See No Evil, Hear No Evil 1989

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Character: Eddie Lenahan / Dr. Kevin Slattery

Critical Condition 1987

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Character: Jo Jo Dancer / Alter Ego

Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling 1986

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Character: Montgomery Brewster

Brewster's Millions 1985

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Character: Gus Gorman

Superman III 1983

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Character: Jimmy the Grave Digger

Mad Dog Time 1996

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Character: Himself - Host / Junior Griffin / Mr. Wilson / Black Scottie / Father Karras / Various

Richard Pryor/Gil Scott-Heron 1975

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Character: Himself - episode of The Ed Sullivan Show

When Television Came of Age 2014

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Character: Cat Griffin

Mod Squad 1968

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Character: Himself

This Is Tom Jones 1969

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Character: Himself

Hot Hero Sandwich 1979

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Character: Himself

Pryor's Place 1984

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Character: Himself

Donahue 1967

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Character: Himself

Sammy and Company 1975

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Character: Himself

Flip 1970

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Character: Himself

The Arsenio Hall Show 1989

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Character: Himself

The Kraft Music Hall 1967

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Character: Himself - Memorial sequence

The 78th Annual Academy Awards 2006

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Character: Himself - Audience Member

One Voice 1986

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Character: Himself - Co-Host

The 55th Annual Academy Awards 1983

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Character: Hinself - Co-Host

Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter 1982

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Character: Himself

But... Seriously 1994

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Character: Himself - Memorial Tribute

The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2006

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Character: Himself

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Character: Slim

The Mack 0

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Character: Himself / Slim

Star Wars, Buster Keaton, Dinosaur 0

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Directing

Character: Jo Jo Dancer / Alter Ego

Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling 1986

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Writing

Character: Juke

Lily 1973

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Character: Himself / The Reverend James L. White / Idi Amin Dada / Shoeshine Man / Willie

The Richard Pryor Special? 1977

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Character: Himself / Honoree

The Mark Twain Prize: Richard Pryor 1999

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Character: Jo Jo Dancer / Alter Ego

Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling 1986

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Character: Himself

Flip 1970

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