Richard Pryor
richard pryor
Born: 1940-12-01
Place of birth: Peoria, Illinois, USA
Died: 2005-12-10
Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor was an American stand-up comedian, actor, film director, social critic, satirist, writer, and MC. Pryor was known for uncompromising examinations of racism and topical contemporary issues, which employed colorful vulgarities, and profanity, as well as racial epithets. He reached a broad audience with his trenchant observations and storytelling style. He is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential stand-up comedians of all time: receiving praise from notable comedians such as Jerry Seinfeld, Bob Newhart, and Bill Cosby. His body of work includes the concert movies and recordings starting in the 70s and spanning three decades. He also starred in numerous films as an actor, in both comedic and dramatic roles. He collaborated on many projects with actor Gene Wilder and actor/comedian/writer Paul Mooney. Pryor won an Emmy Award (1973), and five Grammy Awards (1974, 1975, 1976, 1981, and 1982). In 1974, he also won two American Academy of Humor awards and the Writers Guild of America Award. The first ever Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor was presented to him in 1998. Pryor is listed at Number 1 on Comedy Central's list of all-time greatest stand-up comedians.
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Another You - 1991
Another You (1991)
One lies for fun. The other lies for money. Now that's teamwork.
 Comedy Crime
 Richard Pryor Gene Wilder Mercedes Ruehl
See No Evil, Hear No Evil - 1989
See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)
MURDER! The blind guy couldn't see it. The deaf guy couldn't hear it. Now they're both wanted for it.
 Action Comedy Crime Thriller
 Richard Pryor Gene Wilder Joan Severance
Brewster's Millions - 1985
Brewster's Millions (1985)
This is the story of Montgomery Brewster, a relief pitcher in the Minor Leagues of life, who is about to be handed the American
 Comedy
 Richard Pryor John Candy Lonette McKee
Superman III - 1983
Superman III (1983)
The world's super hero in his toughest adventure yet!
 Action Adventure Comedy Fantasy Sci-Fi
 Christopher Reeve Richard Pryor Margot Kidder
The Toy - 1982
The Toy (1982)
When Jackie Gleason Told His Son He Could Have Any Present He Wanted, He Picked The Most Outrageous Gift Of All... Richard Pryor
 Comedy
 Richard Pryor Jackie Gleason Ned Beatty
Bustin' Loose - 1981
Bustin' Loose (1981)
He's mad, he's bad, and he's Bustin' Loose!
 Comedy
 Richard Pryor Cicely Tyson Ángel Ramírez Jimmy Hughes Edwin DeLeon
Stir Crazy - 1980
Stir Crazy (1980)
Only these two pigeons could dress up as woodpeckers...
 Comedy Crime
 Gene Wilder Richard Pryor Georg Stanford Brown
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