Richard Pryor Biography, Facts & Life Story

Richard Pryor American Stand-up Comedian, Actor and Writer

Quick Facts

Known ForBustin' Loose


Full Name:Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor

Profession:Stand-up Comedian, Actor and Writer


Date of Birth:December 1, 1940

Date of Death:December 10, 2005

Place of Death:Encino, Los Angeles, California, United States

Cause of Death:Encino, Los Angeles, California, United States

Birthplace:Peoria, Illinois, United States

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height:5 feet 10 Inches (1.78 m)

Weight:75 kg (165.3 lbs)


Hair Color:Black

Eye Color:Black



Richard Pryor Education

Qualification: Not known

School: Peoria High School, Peoria, IL

College: Not known

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Richard Pryor Career

Profession: Stand-up Comedian, Actor and Writer

Known For: Bustin' Loose

Debut TV Series/Movie: 1967: The Busy Body as Whittaker

Salary: Under review

Net Worth: USD $40 million approx.

Family & Relatives

Father: LeRoy Pryor

Mother: Gertrude L. Thomas

Brother(s): Lawrence D. Keys

Sister(s): Not known

Marital Status: Married

Wife/Girlfriend: Flynn Belaine (1986 – 1991), Jennifer Lee Pryor (1981 – 2005), Deborah McGuire (1977 – 1978), Shelley R. Bonus (1968 – 1970) and Patricia Price (1961 – 1962)

Children: 7 Children

Son(s): Stephen Michael Pryor, Franklin Pryor, Richard Pryor Jr.

Daughter(s): Kelsey Pryor, Rain Pryor, Renee Pryor, Elizabeth Pryor

Ex Girlfriends:

Edy Williams (1969)
Geraldine Mason (1986 – 1987)
Pam Grier (1976)
Deana Haight (1966 – 1967)
Maxine Silverman (1966 – 1968)

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