Richard Pryor

Richard Pryor
1940 - 2005

Richard Pryor  American Comic


Who is he dating right now?

According to our records, Richard Pryor is possibly single.


Richard Pryor was previously married to Jennifer Lee Pryor, Flynn Belaine (1990 - 1987), Deborah McGuire (1977 - 1978), Shelley R. Bonus and Patricia Price.

Richard Pryor was in relationships with Pam Grier (1976), Deana Haight (1966 - 1967) and Geraldine Mason.

Richard Pryor had an encounter with Edy Williams (1969).


American Comic Richard Pryor was born Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor III on 1st December, 1940 in Peoria, Illinois, USA and passed away on 10th Dec 2005 Encino, Los Angeles, California, USA aged 65. He is most remembered for Bustin Loose. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

Richard Pryor was in 3 on-screen matchups, including Beverly Todd in Moving (1988), Carmen McRae in Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling (1986) and Lonette McKee in Which Way Is Up? (1977).

Richard Pryor is a member of the following lists: Comedians from Illinois, African-American television producers and Obscenity controversies in television.


Help us build our profile of Richard Pryor! Login to add information, pictures and relationships, join in discussions and get credit for your contributions.

Relationship Statistics

Married5 4 years, 6 months 2 years, 6 months 1 year
Dating3 1 year 4 months, 1 day -
Encounter1 - - -
Total9 4 years, 6 months 1 year, 6 months 1 year


First Name Richard
Last Name Pryor
Full Name at Birth Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor III
Alternative Name Richie, Dickie
Age 65 (age at death) years
Birthday 1st December, 1940
Birthplace Peoria, Illinois, USA
Died 10th December, 2005
Place of Death Encino, Los Angeles, California, USA
Cause of Death Heart Attack
Height 5' 10" (178 cm)
Build Slim
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
High School Peoria High School, Peoria, IL (expelled)
Occupation Text Stand-Up Comedian, Actor, Producer, Social Critic, Writer, And MC
Occupation Comic
Claim to Fame Bustin Loose
Music Genre (Text) Political satire, Observational comedy, Black comedy, Improvisational comedy, Character comedy, observational comedy, black comedy, improvisational comedy, character comedy
Year(s) Active 1963–1997, 1963–2005
Official Websites,,
Father Buck Carter (LeRoy Pryor) (Was A Bartender, Boxer And WWII Veteran, Who Died In 1968 When Richard Was 28). (Monday June 7, 1915 – Friday September 27, 1968) (Aged 53)
Mother Gertude (Died When Pryor Was 27 Years Old)
Family Member Richard Pryor Jr. (Son)

Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor (December 1, 1940 – December 10, 2005) was an American comedian, actor, and social critic. 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: Jerry Seinfeld called Pryor "The Picasso of our profession" and Bob Newhart heralded Pryor as "the seminal comedian of the last 50 years". Dave Chappelle said of Pryor, "You know those, like, evolution charts of man? He was the dude walking upright. Richard was the highest evolution of comedy." This legacy can be attributed, in part, to the unusual degree of intimacy Pryor brought to bear on his comedy. As Bill Cosby reportedly once said, "Richard Pryor drew the line between comedy and tragedy as thin as one could possibly paint it."

More about Richard Pryor
Less about Richard Pryor

Dating History

Partner Comparison

Richard Pryor65 SagittariusComic
Jennifer Lee Pryor-Actress
Flynn Belaine-
Deborah McGuire-Model
Pam Grier68 GeminiActress
Edy Williams62 GeminiActress
Shelley R. BonusN AriesAstronomer
Deana Haight74 TaurusSinger
Patricia Price-
Geraldine Mason-


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
StevenMaleFlynn Belaine
KelseyFemaleFlynn Belaine
RichardMalePatricia Price
RainFemale16th July, 196948 years oldShelley R. Bonus


Norm1999Mr. JohnsonTV Show
Lost Highway1997ArnieMovie
Mad Dog Time1996Jimmy the Grave DiggerMovie
Malcolm & Eddie1996Uncle BuckTV Show
Chicago Hope1994Joe SpringerTV Show
Another You1991Eddie DashMovie
The Three Muscatels1991Bartender, Narrator, WinoMovie
Harlem Nights1989Sugar RayMovie
See No Evil, Hear No Evil1989WallyMovie
Moving1988Arlo PearMovie
Critical Condition1987Dr. Eddie Slattery, Kevin LenahanMovie
Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling1986Alter Ego, Jo Jo DancerMovie
Brewster's Millions1985Montgomery BrewsterMovie
Superman III1983Gus GormanMovie
Some Kind of Hero1982Eddie KellerMovie
The Toy1982Jack BrownMovie
Bustin' Loose1981Joe BraxtonMovie
In God We Tru$t1980G.O.D.Movie
Stir Crazy1980Harry MonroeMovie
Wholly Moses!1980PharaohMovie
The Muppet Movie1979Balloon VendorMovie
Blue Collar1978ZekeMovie
California Suite1978Dr. Chauncey GumpMovie
The Wiz1978The Wiz (Herman Smith)Movie
Greased Lightning1977Wendell ScottMovie
Which Way Is Up?1977Leroy Jones, Reverend Lenox Thomas, Rufus JonesMovie
Adiós Amigo1976Sam SpadeMovie
Car Wash1976Daddy RichMovie
Silver Streak1976GroverMovie
The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings1976Charlie Snow, All-Star (RF)Movie
Uptown Saturday Night1974Sharp Eye WashingtonMovie
Hit!1973Mike WillmerMovie
Some Call It Loving1973JeffMovie
The Mack1973SlimMovie
Lady Sings the Blues1972Piano ManMovie
You've Got to Walk It Like You Talk It or You'll Lose That Beat1971WinoMovie
The Phynx1970Richard PryorMovie
Carter's Army1970Pvt. Jonathan CrunkTV Movie
The Partridge Family1970A.E. SimonTV Show
The Young Lawyers1969Otis TuckerTV Show
Wild in the Streets1968Stanley XMovie
Mod Squad1968Cat GriffinTV Show
Uncle Tom's Fairy Tales1968Movie
The Busy Body1967WhittakerMovie
ABC Stage 671966UndertakerTV Show
The Wild Wild West1965VillarTV Show
Show More
Show Less

Onscreen Matchups


Posted commentsView all comments (4)

marcus28Dec 2, 2013

Richard Pryor was born on Sunday December 1,1940. He was not born on Friday December 6,1940.

marcus28Dec 2, 2013

On Sunday December 1,2013, Happy Heavenly 73rd Birthday, to you, Richard Pryor.

omarsclubomarsclubFeb 16, 2011

what a funny man

albertNov 18, 2009

hey lollll you miss the toy in the 80 lollll

Join the FamousFix discussion board >>