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Richard Pryor

actor, comedian, writer
Born: 12/1/1940
Birthplace: Peoria, Illinois

Grammy Award-winning film actor and comedian known for his rude, crude and hilarious characterizations of the dark side of the African-American experience. Pryor's success also brought problems, and he currently suffers from multiple sclerosis. His films include Lady Sings the Blues (1972), Blazing Saddles (1973, writer), Silver Streak (1976) and Stir Crazy (1980). He worked little after he was stricken with multiple sclerosis, but did make a guest appearance on Chicago Hope (1995) playing an MS patient who retained his sense of humor.

Died: Los Angeles, 12/10/2005

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