Caption: "Academy Awards: 53rd Annual," Richard Pryor. 1981.
Actor, Writer, Producer
Born: December 1, 1940
Star sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5' 10" (1.78 m)
Known for: Blazing Saddles (1974), Richard Pryor: Live in Concert (1979), Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip (1982), Richard Pryor... Here and Now (1983)
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 ...