Fun Fact 2 Richard Pryor was a famous stand-up comedian, movie star and
television actor. He is recognized in countries around the world for his
outstanding achievements in acting.
Fun Fact 3: Richard Pryor passed away at the age of 65 years on December
10th, 2005 after suffering a heart attack.
Fun Fact 4: Richard Pryor received many awards during his career
including an Emmy Award, 5 Grammy Awards, 2 American Academy of Humor
Awards and the Writers Guild of America Award.
Fun Fact 5: Richard Pryor was a very funny man. He was a well loved
comedian as well as a fantastic film actor. He is listed on Comedy
Central as the number one all-time greatest stand-up comedians.
Fun Fact 6: Richard Pryor suffered a violent and abusive childhood at
the hands of his parents and grandmother. His mother left him in the
care of his grandmother when he was ten years old. His childhood was a
sorrowful one and at the age of 14, he was expelled from school.
Fun Fact 7: Richard Pryor joined the United States Army in 1958 where he
served for two years. He was sent to the Army's prison after
experiencing a situation of racism in which he retaliated.
Fun Fact 8: Richard Pryor had seven children; four daughters and three
sons. Their names are Rain, Elizabeth, Renee, Richard Pryor Jr., Steven,
Kelsey and Franklin.
Fun Fact 9: In the early days, Richard Pryor started out in New York
City where he performed stand-up comedy. At first he was very anxious
when he performed. A singer called Nina Simone helped his to deal with
Fun Fact 10: Richard Pryor was a fan of Bill Cosby and he was inspired
by his work. He continued to perform in clubs in New York on a regular
basis and eventually it led him to a career in television with
appearances on shows such as The Ed Sullivan Show and The Tonight Show.
Fun Fact 11: One of Richard Pryor's rises to fame came from his
appearances on television shows. He became a regular performer in Las
Vegas where his shows would be a sell out!
Fun Fact 12: Richard Pryor experienced many personal battles including
alcohol and drug use. These issues meant that he wasn't always at his
best and his behavior could sometimes be erratic.
Fun Fact 13: Richard Pryor has starred in many big hit movies the movie
title list includes; See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Stir Crazy, The Toy,
Brewster's Millions, Superman III, Moving, The Muppet Movie, and Some
Kind of Hero.
Fun Fact 14: Richard Pryor starred in a movie alongside Eddie Murphy
called Harlem Nights. This particular film was hugely successful and
made over three times what it cost to create.
Fun Fact 15: Richard Pryor was married 7 times to 5 women. He married
Patricia Price in 1960, Shelley Bonis in 1967, Deborah McGuire in 1977,
Jennifer Lee in 1981 and 2001, Flynn Belaine in 1986 and 1990.