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American Stand-Up Comedian

Richard Pryor

  • Dec 01, 1940 - Dec 10, 2005 (age 65)
  • 5' 10" (1.78 m)
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2015
That Nigger's Crazy
AlbumNov 27, 2015

That Nigger's Crazy

That Nigger's Crazy is the third album by American …
That Nigger's Crazy is the third album by American comedian Richard Pryor. It was recorded live at Don Cornelius' Soul Train nightclub (named after his TV show) in early 1974. This album won the Grammy for Best Comedy Album for 1974. The album's title was derived from a remark made by Pryor himself in Wattstax.
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Live on the Sunset Strip
AlbumNov 27, 2015

Live on the Sunset Strip

Live on the Sunset Strip released.
2014
Holy Smoke!
AlbumApr 1, 2014

Holy Smoke!

Holy Smoke! released.
Reverend du Rite
AlbumApr 1, 2014

Reverend du Rite

Reverend du Rite released.
Insane
AlbumApr 1, 2014

Insane

Insane released.
Outrageous
AlbumApr 1, 2014

Outrageous

Outrageous released.
2013
The  Warner Bros. Albums (1974-1983)
AlbumAug 13, 2013

The Warner Bros. Albums (1974-1983)

The Warner Bros. Albums (1974-1983) released.
No Pryor Restraint: Life in Concert
AlbumJun 11, 2013

No Pryor Restraint: Life in Concert

No Pryor Restraint: Life in Concert released.
Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic
MovieApr 26, 2013

Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic

Richard Pryor: Omit the …
Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic is a 2013 American biographical documentary film directed by Marina Zenovich, who also writing with P.G. Morgan and Chris A. Peterson. The film is about the life of comedian and actor Richard Pryor.
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2012
Grammy Hall of Fame
Award2012

Grammy Hall of Fame

Won award for "That Nigger's Crazy".
2009
Black Dynamite
MovieJan 18, 2009

Black Dynamite

This is the story of 1970s African-American action legend …
This is the story of 1970s African-American action legend Black Dynamite. The Man killed his brother, pumped heroin into local orphanages, and flooded the ghetto with adulterated malt liquor. Black Dynamite was the one hero willing to fight The Man all the way from the blood-soaked city streets to the hallowed halls of the Honky House..
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2005
Richard Pryor
PersonalDecember 2005

Richard Pryor

Richard Pryor passed away.
Gemini Concept/Evil Lerks
AlbumApr 15, 2005

Gemini Concept/Evil Lerks

Gemini Concept/Evil Lerks released.
Evolution/Revolution: The Early Years (1966-1974)
AlbumFeb 1, 2005

Evolution/Revolution: The Early Years (1…

Evolution/Revolution: The …
Evolution/Revolution: The Early Years (1966–1974) is a two-CD compilation of live stand-up comedy recordings by comedian and actor Richard Pryor, that predate his 1974 mainstream breakthrough album That Nigger's Crazy.
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SongFeb 1, 2005

Dope
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Nomination2005

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

Nominated for Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
Award2005

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

Won Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
2003
Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet
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MovieNov 30, 2003

Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet

Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead …
Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!! is a 2003 American short documentary film about and featuring actor-comedian Richard Pryor. It was produced and aired by Comedy Central. It features commentary from different actors, comedians, and Pryor's own family members on the aspects and influence of his life and work.
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Bitter Jester
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MovieFeb 26, 2003

Bitter Jester

BITTER JESTER is the first documentary to give us a …
BITTER JESTER is the first documentary to give us a glimpse into the real process behind the comedy we watch in clubs, on television and at the movies. Through the eyes of comedienne Maija ...
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2002
The Anthology (1968–1992)
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AlbumJan 14, 2002

The Anthology (1968–1992)

The Anthology (1968–1992) …
The Anthology (1968–1992) is a two-CD compilation distilling the best tracks from American comedian Richard Pryor's seven albums he recorded and/or released on Warner Bros. Records or its subsidiary Reprise, and is essentially the digest version of his 2000 nine-CD box set ...And It's Deep Too! The Complete Warner Bros. Recordings (1968–1992). Pryor and his wife/manager Jennifer Lee Pryor assisted in and authorized the compilation, which was produced by the same team responsible for the ...And It's Deep Too box set, Reggie Collins and Steve Pokorny.
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2001
The Anthology: 1968-1992
AlbumOct 2, 2001

The Anthology: 1968-1992

The Anthology: 1968-1992 released.
Jennifer Lee
MarriageJune 2001

Jennifer Lee

Jennifer Lee Pryor is an actress and producer, known for …
Jennifer Lee Pryor is an actress and producer, known for Bold Native (2010), Act of Vengeance (1974) and The Wild Party (1975). She was previously married to Richard Pryor.
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2000
...And It's Deep, Too!: The Complete Warner Bros. Recordings (1968-1992)
AlbumOct 17, 2000

...And It's Deep, Too!: The Complete Wa…

...And It's Deep, Too!: The Complete Warner Bros. …
...And It's Deep, Too!: The Complete Warner Bros. Recordings (1968-1992) released.
...And It's Deep Too!
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AlbumOct 17, 2000

...And It's Deep Too!

...And It's Deep, Too! The …
...And It's Deep, Too! The Complete Warner Bros. Recordings (1968–1992) is a compilation of all of Richard Pryor's recordings with Warner Bros. Records. It contains material recorded between 1968 and 1992 and was released in 2000 through Rhino Entertainment. The collection won an award in the Grammy Awards of 2001 for Walter Mosley's liner notes.
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SongOct 17, 2000

Prison Play
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1998
Award1998

American Humor

Won Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
Mark Twain Prize
1997
SongJul 29, 1997

So You Wanted to See the Wizard
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Lost Highway
MovieJan 15, 1997

Lost Highway

Fred Madison, a saxophonist, is accused under mysterious …
Fred Madison, a saxophonist, is accused under mysterious circumstances of murdering his wife Renee. On death row, he inexplicably morphs into a young man named Pete Dayton, leading a completely different life. When Pete is released, his and Fred's paths begin to cross in a surreal, suspenseful web of intrigue, orchestrated by a shady gangster boss named Dick Laurent.
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1996
Mad Dog Time
MovieNov 8, 1996

Mad Dog Time

Mob boss Vic returns to business from madhouse. Meanwhile …
Mob boss Vic returns to business from madhouse. Meanwhile his best and quickest assistant Mickey Holliday is having an affair with Vic's girl Grace Everly and, at the same time, with her sister Rita Everly. What will Vic do? Whom will he kill? Is he really insane and weak? Many other mobsters, including Jake Parker, WackyJacky Jackson and Ben London think he's not so powerful anymore and hope to take his place.
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Think & Grow
AlbumOct 1, 1996

Think & Grow

Think & Grow released.
Nomination1996

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

Nominated for "Chicago Hope".
Primetime Emmy Award
Nomination1996

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Dram…

Nominated for "Chicago Hope".
NAACP Image Award
1995
Supernigger
AlbumMay 23, 1995

Supernigger

Supernigger released.
The Wizard of Comedy
AlbumMay 23, 1995

The Wizard of Comedy

The Wizard of Comedy released.
Are You Serious???
AlbumMay 16, 1995

Are You Serious???

Are You Serious??? released.
1994
Craps (After Hours)
AlbumNov 15, 1994

Craps (After Hours)

Craps (After Hours) is the second album by American …
Craps (After Hours) is the second album by American comedian Richard Pryor, released in 1971 on the Laff Records label. It was released during the comedian's transitional period from a middlebrow "Cosbyized" comic into a more improvisational, socially conscious, controversial brand of raw humor that Pryor would help to pioneer during the 1970s. Several monologues from the album were repeated for Pryor's debut concert film, Live & Smokin', although that film would be held from release until 1985 as a VHS videotape. Recorded at Redd Foxx's club in Hollywood, Pryor is introduced by the emcee as "the crown prince of comedy".
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SongNov 15, 1994

Crap Game
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SongNov 15, 1994

Sugar Ray
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SongNov 8, 1994

Super Nigger
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SongNov 8, 1994

Religion
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Who Me? I'm Not Him
AlbumNov 8, 1994

Who Me? I'm Not Him

Who Me? I'm Not Him released.
Black Ben the Blacksmith
AlbumNov 8, 1994

Black Ben the Blacksmith

Black Ben the Blacksmith released.
1991
The Three Muscatels
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MovieNov 1, 1991

The Three Muscatels

Richard Pryor stars in this parody of The Three Musketeers …
Richard Pryor stars in this parody of The Three Musketeers follows a coed who falls asleep while reading the book and dreams about a trio of swashbuckling heroes.
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Another You
MovieJul 26, 1991

Another You

George has been in a mental hospital for three years and …
George has been in a mental hospital for three years and is finally ready to go out into the real world again. Eddie Dash, a dedicated con man, is supposed to keep him out of trouble, but ...
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1990
Flynn Belaine
MarriageApril 1990

Flynn Belaine

Flynn Belaine is an actress and writer, known for The Three …
Flynn Belaine is an actress and writer, known for The Three Muscatels (1991), The Education of a Vampire (2001) and Biography (1987).
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1989
Harlem Nights
MovieNov 17, 1989

Harlem Nights

Harlem Nights is a 1989 American crime comedy film written, …
Harlem Nights is a 1989 American crime comedy film written, executive produced, and directed by Eddie Murphy. Murphy co-stars with Richard Pryor as a team running a nightclub in late-1930s Harlem while contending with gangsters and corrupt police officials. The film also features Michael Lerner, Danny Aiello, Redd Foxx (in his last film before his death in 1991), Della Reese, and Murphy's brother Charlie Murphy in his first film. The film was released on November 17, 1989 by Paramount Pictures.
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See No Evil, Hear No Evil
MovieMay 12, 1989

See No Evil, Hear No Evil

Dave is deaf, Wally is blind. …
Dave is deaf, Wally is blind. A murder occurs next to the concession stand the two work at. Dave sees the murderer, and Wally hears the murder. The police suspect the duo of killing the man, so it's up to them to find the killer and clear their names.
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1988
Moving
MovieMar 4, 1988

Moving

Meet Arlo Pear! He's a family man with a loving wife, a …
Meet Arlo Pear! He's a family man with a loving wife, a rebellious daughter, twin sons, and a half-dead dog, he's also got a nice job with the city in New Jersey. He's a mass transit engineer. But one day Arlo is fired so he must try to get another job. He finds a similar one to his old one, except it's in Boise, Idaho. Sounds good to Arlo, so he can finally get away from his insane neighbor who has a lawn mower the size of Pennsylvania. Only problem, how to break it to the family? The decision is soon made: they're moving. Now they've got to sell their house which has hilarious results, so now they need to get movers. Two former cons now movers show up with King Kong Bundy. Now, they gotta find a new house in Idaho. They soon find their dream house, so they return to New Jersey and head off to Boise. Arlo hires a man (Dana Carvey) to drive his SAAB to Idaho, not knowing he's a man of eight personalities. And if that isn't bad enough, their new house is not what they expected, and their neighbor in New Jeresey's twin brother lives next door and he's got a gigantic mower also. And as if things couldn't get any worse, they do. Arlo loses his new job and the movers never showed up. So now it's time for Arlo to kick some serious A$$!
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1987
Kelsey Pryor
ChildOctober 1987

Kelsey Pryor

Kelsey Pryor is the daughter of Richard Pryor.
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Franklin Pryor
ChildApril 1987

Franklin Pryor

Franklin Pryor born.
Critical Condition
MovieJan 16, 1987

Critical Condition

Con man Kevin Lennihan, framed in a jewel smuggling, tries for …
Con man Kevin Lennihan, framed in a jewel smuggling, tries for an insanity plea, and is sent to a hospital for review, where he is confused for a doctor and takes over the hospital when a major storm hits.
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1986
Flynn Belaine
MarriageOctober 1986

Flynn Belaine

Flynn Belaine is an actress and writer, known for The Three …
Flynn Belaine is an actress and writer, known for The Three Muscatels (1991), The Education of a Vampire (2001) and Biography (1987).
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Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling
MovieMay 2, 1986

Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling

In this film that closely …
In this film that closely parallels his own life story, Richard Pryor plays Jo Jo Dancer, a popular stand-up comedian who has severely burned himself in a drug incident. As he lies unconscious in a hospital, his spiritual alter ego gets up and begins a journey of his own. He revisits his life, from growing up in a brothel as a child and struggling to beat the long odds to become a top rated comedian. However, his success brings new problems as he develops a tragic pattern of substance abuse that begins to screw up his life. All the while, Jo Jo's spirit watches these events and attempts to convince his past self to turn off from his path of self destruction.
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1985
Brewster's Millions
MovieMay 22, 1985

Brewster's Millions

A minor league baseball player has to spend thirty million dollars …
A minor league baseball player has to spend thirty million dollars in thirty days, in order to inherit three hundred million dollars. However, he's not allowed to tell anyone about the deal.
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Nomination1985

Outstanding Performer In Children's Pro…

Nominated for "Pryor's Place".
Daytime Emmy Award
1984
Nomination1984

Best Comedy Album

Nominated for "Richard Pryor: Here and Now".
Grammy Award
Steven Pryor
Child1984

Steven Pryor

Steven Pryor is an actor, known for Trois 3: The Escort (2004).
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1983
Richard Pryor: Here and Now
MovieOct 28, 1983

Richard Pryor: Here and Now

Richard Pryor: Here and …
Richard Pryor: Here and Now is a 1983 American stand-up comedy film released by Columbia Pictures which stars and is written and directed by comedian and actor Richard Pryor.
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Richard Pryor: Here and Now
MovieOct 28, 1983

Richard Pryor: Here and Now

Part live stand-up …
Part live stand-up performance, part documentary, this film is one of comedian Richard Pryor's later stand-up performances. As foul-mouthed as ever, Pryor touches on most of the same topics as in his previous live shows.
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Superman III
MovieJun 16, 1983

Superman III

Wealthy businessman Ross Webster (Robert …
Wealthy businessman Ross Webster (Robert Vaughn)discovers the hidden talents of Gus Gorman (Richard Pryor), a mischievous computer genius. Ross decides to abuse his talents, in a way to help Webster with his plans for economic control. When the man of steel interferes, something must be done about Supes. When Gus' synthetic Kryptonite fails to kill Superman, it turns him in an evil incarnation of his former self. The tar-laced Kryptonite pits man against himself, setting up the Clark vs. Superman battle.
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Worst Supporting Actor
Nomination1983

Worst Supporting Actor

Nominated for "Superman III".
Golden Raspberry Award
Nomination1983

Individual Performance - Variety Or Musi…

Nominated for "Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever".
Primetime Emmy Award
1982
The Toy
MovieDec 10, 1982

The Toy

Down-on-his-luck former journalist, Jack Brown, struggles to …
Down-on-his-luck former journalist, Jack Brown, struggles to make ends meet working as a night janitor at business tycoon U.S. Bates' department store. Under those circumstances, the desperate for cash reporter will soon catch the attention of U.S. Bates' pampered son, Eric, who wants to take Jack home to be his playmate, or better yet, his living toy, for one week. Eventually, as Jack demeans himself to pay off his mortgage, before long, he will realise that underneath the boy's facade, Eric is, in fact, a good kid in need of a real friend, but above all, an unhappy son in need of a real father.
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Some Kind of Hero
MovieApr 2, 1982

Some Kind of Hero

A Vietnam vet returns home from a prisoner of war camp and is …
A Vietnam vet returns home from a prisoner of war camp and is greeted as a hero, but is quickly forgotten and soon discovers how tough survival is in his own country.
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Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip
MovieMar 12, 1982

Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip

At the time, some called …
At the time, some called Richard Pryor the funniest man alive. To some, that truly wasn't a stretch. The skinny beanpole of a man from Peoria, Illinois left that central Illinois town and the unpromising brothel his grandmother managed, and in 1982, wound up on West Hollywood's Sunset Strip. The movie, "Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip", was the comic genius' most lucrative film of his 4 concert recordings. It also garnered Pryor a 1982 Grammy Award for Best Comedy Recording. In front of a mixed crowd, Pryor frankly jokes about and makes fun of situations and events concerning himself. He draws the audience into his world of humor so adeptly, that they seemingly forget that quite a bit of that humor is born of tragic and depressing events in his life. Rest assured however, Pryor does give just enough current event humor (for the time) to create an effective balance.
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Best Comedy Album
Nomination1982

Best Comedy Album

Nominated for "Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip".
Grammy Award
Best Comedy Album
Award1982

Best Comedy Album

Won award for "Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip".
Grammy Award
1981
Jennifer Lee
MarriageAugust 1981

Jennifer Lee

Jennifer Lee Pryor is an actress and producer, known for …
Jennifer Lee Pryor is an actress and producer, known for Bold Native (2010), Act of Vengeance (1974) and The Wild Party (1975). She was previously married to Richard Pryor.
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Bustin' Loose
MovieMay 22, 1981

Bustin' Loose

Joe Braxton is an ex-con who has been given a second chance …
Joe Braxton is an ex-con who has been given a second chance to freedom after violating his probation. He has been hired by a school teacher named Vivian Perry to repair and drive an old school bus and drive a group of Special kids to Ms. Perry's Washington Farm from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to give them a new home after The Clarmont Center for Children is shut down by the city. The kids have severe mental problems and Joe is not looking forward to the trip at all, but Joe later bonds with Vivian and the children, offering his support and love and changes his outlook on life. But Donald, the social worker and Vivian's lover who gave Joe his break is hot on their tail and wants Joe back in prison. Joe and Vivian must now prevent Donald from sending the children back to Philadelphia, where they'll have no future.
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Nomination1981

Best Comedy Album

Nominated for "Rev. Du Rite".
Grammy Award
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Award1981

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Won award for "Bustin' Loose".
NAACP Image Award
Award1981

Best Comedy Album

Won award for "Rev. Du Rite".
Grammy Award
Award1981

Best Comedy Album

Won Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album.
Grammy Award
Nomination1981

Best Comedy Album

Nominated for Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album.
Grammy Award
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Nomination1981

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Nominated for "Bustin' Loose".
NAACP Image Award
1980
Stir Crazy
MovieDec 12, 1980

Stir Crazy

When Skip & Harry decided they've had enough of New York …
When Skip & Harry decided they've had enough of New York they decide to head to the blue sky and sun of California. Taking a job as promoters in a bank they get falsely accused of bank robbery and are sent to a tough jail where they form unlikely friendships and they find themselves in the prison rodeo.
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In God We Tru$t
MovieSep 26, 1980

In God We Tru$t

Raised in a Trappist monastery, the innocent Brother Ambrose …
Raised in a Trappist monastery, the innocent Brother Ambrose sets out to find money to save the bankrupt monastery. His education in worldliness is provided by a hooker. He eventually ...
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Wholly Moses!
MovieJun 13, 1980

Wholly Moses!

Harvey and Zoey, two tourists travelling through Israel, …
Harvey and Zoey, two tourists travelling through Israel, discover an ancient scroll describing the life of Herschel, the man who was almost Moses. Herschel receives the command from God to free his people from Egyptian slavery, but Moses keeps blundering by and taking all the credit. Several other biblical stories, such as Lot and his wife, David and Goliath, and the miracles of Jesus, are also parodied in this story of the life of a man trying to follow the path to God, but somehow always seeming to lose his way.
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1979
The Muppet Movie
MovieMay 31, 1979

The Muppet Movie

Kermit the Frog is persuaded by agent Dom DeLuise to …
Kermit the Frog is persuaded by agent Dom DeLuise to pursue a career in Hollywood. Along the way, Kermit picks up Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, 'The Great Gonzo', and a motley crew of other Muppets with similar aspirations. Meanwhile, Kermit must elude the grasp of a frog-leg restaurant magnate.
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Richard Pryor: Live in Concert
MovieJan 1, 1979

Richard Pryor: Live in Concert

This is one of the most iconic …
This is one of the most iconic comedy albums of all time, and they also shot it as a movie. This is Richard Pryor in his prime. He was making movies, and he was still doing his hardcore brand of standup. This is the ideal to introduce people to Richard Pryor if they have never seen his standup routine before.
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Best Comedy Album
Nomination1979

Best Comedy Album

Nominated for "Wanted: Live in Concert".
Grammy Award
1978
California Suite
MovieDec 15, 1978

California Suite

Four sets of people arrive in California and stay at the …
Four sets of people arrive in California and stay at the same hotel. One of these people is Hannah Warren from New York City, who has come to take her daughter who ran away from her and would like to stay with her father Bill. So Bill and Hannah spend the day bickering while trying to decide what's best for their daughter. Another one is British actress Diana Barrie, who's nominated for an Academy Award and is attending the ceremony with her husband Sidnet Cochran, who is not the (entertainment) business. As well as two doctors, Willis Panama and Chauncy Gump, and their wives. Chauncy has been complaining all of the way, and when they arrive, they learn that only the Panamas have a room, but the Gumps are forced to stay in a small single. Finally Marvin, who came to town for his nephew's bar mitzvah. Knowing that his wife is not with him, his brother takes him out for a little carousing, and when he returns, he finds a hooker waiting for him. The next day, his wife arrives.
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Wanted: Live in Concert
AlbumNov 17, 1978

Wanted: Live in Concert

Wanted: Live in Concert …
Wanted: Live in Concert (also known as Wanted/Richard Pryor - Live In Concert) is the twelfth album by American comedian Richard Pryor. Produced by Richard Pryor and Biff Dawes. Released as a double-LP in 1978, it includes performances from Pryor's concert tour in 1978. Two performances from that tour were filmed in Long Beach, California for theatrical release.
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The Wiz
MovieOct 24, 1978

The Wiz

Dorothy, a twenty-four-year-old kindergarten teacher, born; …
Dorothy, a twenty-four-year-old kindergarten teacher, born; raised; and still working in Harlem, is celebrating Thanksgiving with her extended family, but she doesn't seem to be thankful for much in life. She lives a self-imposed sheltered life; she is shy and unfulfilled. Things change for her when she is caught in a snowstorm while chasing after her dog, Toto. They are transported to the mysterious Land of Oz, where she is informed that the only possible way to find her way back home is through the assistance of the powerful wizard in Emerald City. As she goes searching for him, she befriends some creatures who are facing problems in life just as she is. In their quest to find and get help from the wizard, they also face Evillene, the equally evil sister of Evermean, the wicked witch, whom Dorothy inadvertently killed when she arrived in Oz, and who may be their biggest obstacle in achieving their goals.
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Blue Collar
MovieFeb 10, 1978

Blue Collar

Blue Collar is a 1978 American crime drama film directed by …
Blue Collar is a 1978 American crime drama film directed by Paul Schrader, in his directorial debut. It was written by Schrader and his brother Leonard, and stars Richard Pryor, Harvey Keitel and Yaphet Kotto. The film is both a critique of union practices and an examination of life in a working-class Rust Belt enclave. Although it has minimal comic elements provided by Pryor, it is mostly dramatic.
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Best Comedy Album
Nomination1978

Best Comedy Album

Nominated for "The Wizard of Comedy".
Grammy Award
1977
Which Way Is Up?
MovieNov 4, 1977

Which Way Is Up?

Richard Pryor is playing three different roles here. The first …
Richard Pryor is playing three different roles here. The first being a poor orange picker named Leroy Jones who gets laid off when by mistake he joins the worker's union during one of their...
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Deborah McGuire
MarriageSeptember 1977

Deborah McGuire

Deborah McGuire (sometimes credited as Debora McGuire) …
Deborah McGuire (sometimes credited as Debora McGuire) is an American actress.
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Greased Lightning
MovieJul 1, 1977

Greased Lightning

The true life story of Wendell Scott, the first black stock car …
The true life story of Wendell Scott, the first black stock car racing driver to win an upper tier NASCAR race.
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Best Comedy Album
Nomination1977

Best Comedy Album

Nominated for "Are You Serious???".
Grammy Award
1976
Silver Streak
MovieDec 3, 1976

Silver Streak

George Caldwell is an overworked author, taking the "Silver …
George Caldwell is an overworked author, taking the "Silver Streak" from Los Angeles to Chicago. His problem is not getting on the train, but staying on the train. After witnessing a dead man being thrown off the train, George must find out the truth behind the murder. By plane, by train and by car, George and his unlikely sidekick, Grover Muldoon, a thief, must solve the mystery without having to be thrown off the train and save Caldwell's new girlfriend, Hilly Burns.
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Bicentennial Nigger
AlbumSep 10, 1976

Bicentennial Nigger

Bicentennial Nigger is the sixth album by the American …
Bicentennial Nigger is the sixth album by the American comedian Richard Pryor. David Banks produced the album, while Warner Bros. Records released the album on a cassette tape in September 1976. It is often considered one of his most influential recordings. The CD version of the album was released on 20 June 1989. It won the 1977 Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album.
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Car Wash
MovieSep 3, 1976

Car Wash

Car Wash is a 1976 American comedy film released by …
Car Wash is a 1976 American comedy film released by Universal Pictures. The film was directed by Michael Schultz from a screenplay by Joel Schumacher. Starring Franklyn Ajaye, Bill Duke, George Carlin, Irwin Corey, Ivan Dixon, Antonio Fargas, Jack Kehoe, Clarence Muse, Lorraine Gary, The Pointer Sisters, and Richard Pryor, Car Wash is an episodic comedy about a day in the lives of the employees and the owner, Mr. B (Sully Boyar), of a Los Angeles, California car wash (filmed at a Westlake car wash at the corner of Rampart Boulevard and 6th Street).
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The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings
MovieJul 16, 1976

The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Mo…

Tired of the slave-like …
Tired of the slave-like treatment of his team's owner, charismatic star Negro League pitcher Bingo Long takes to the road with his band of barnstormers through the small towns of the Midwest in the 1930's.
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Pam Grier
Relationship1976

Pam Grier

Pamela Suzette "Pam" Grier (born May 26, 1949) is an …
Pamela Suzette "Pam" Grier (born May 26, 1949) is an American actress. She became famous in the early 1970s after starring in a string of moderately successful women in prison and blaxploitation films like The Big Bird Cage (1972), Coffy (1973), Foxy Brown (1974) and Sheba Baby (1975). Her career was revitalized in 1997 after her appearance in Quentin Tarantino's film Jackie Brown, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress. She has also been nominated for a SAG Award as well as a Satellite Award for her performance in Jackie Brown. Grier is also known for her work on television, for 6 seasons she portrayed Kate 'Kit' Porter on the television series The L Word. She received an Emmy Award nomination for her work in the animated program Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child. Rotten Tomatoes has ranked her as the second greatest female action heroine in film history. Director Quentin Tarantino remarked that she may have been cinema's first female action star.
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Best Comedy Album
Award1976

Best Comedy Album

Won award for "Bicentennial Nigger".
Grammy Award
Best Comedy Album
Nomination1976

Best Comedy Album

Nominated for "Bicentennial Nigger".
Grammy Award
1975
Adiós Amigo
MovieDec 25, 1975

Adiós Amigo

Hold your horses and hang on to your hat. Richard Pryor and …
Hold your horses and hang on to your hat. Richard Pryor and Fred Williamson are riding into town in the funniest, wildest western this side of the Rio Grande. Theyre the coolest, shrewdest dudes who ever swindled a sheriff or tangled in a bar room brawl. Staying one step ahead of the law, these crazy cowboys ride the reins of the Wild West looking for a good time and a fast buck, and boy do they find it! From their cheap whisky to their sultry women to their stolen bags of cash, theyre the most outrageous and the most wanted men in the west. So kick up your heels and saddle-up for a rip-roaring good time with Richard Pryor and Fred Williamson, everyones favorite amigos.
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...Is It Something I Said?
AlbumJul 25, 1975

...Is It Something I Said?

…Is It Something I Said? is …
…Is It Something I Said? is the fourth album by Richard Pryor and the first he released on a new contract with Warner Bros. Records, a label he remained with for the rest of his recording career. Recorded at the Latin Casino in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, the album is notable for being the recorded debut of Pryor's memorable Mudbone, rural Tupeloan become Peoria tale-spinner and lie and storyteller and anecdotist; and for the disk center label credit of the "Just Us" track to Pryor's friend, writer and collaborator Paul Mooney. Recorded by Wally Heider Recording, engineers Biff Dawes and Charles Carver.
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Best Comedy Album
Nomination1975

Best Comedy Album

Nominated for "...Is It Something I Said?".
Grammy Award
Best Original Comedy
Nomination1975

Best Original Comedy

Nominated for "Blazing Saddles".
Writers Guild of America Award
Best Comedy Album
Award1975

Best Comedy Album

Won award for "...Is It Something I Said?".
Grammy Award
Best Original Comedy
Award1975

Best Original Comedy

Won award for "Blazing Saddles".
Writers Guild of America Award
Best Screenplay
Nomination1975

Best Screenplay

Nominated for "Blazing Saddles".
BAFTA Award
1974
Uptown Saturday Night
MovieJun 15, 1974

Uptown Saturday Night

Steve Jackson and Wardell …
Steve Jackson and Wardell Franklin sneak out of their houses to visit Madame Zenobia's: a high-class but illegal nightclub. During their visit, however, the place is robbed and they are forced to hand over their wallets. Steve's wallet turns out to have contained a winning lottery ticket, and together they must recover their stolen property.
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Blazing Saddles
MovieFeb 7, 1974

Blazing Saddles

In this raucous parody of the Western film genre, greedy …
In this raucous parody of the Western film genre, greedy land developer, Hedley Lamarr (Harvey Korman) greases palms of insane Earl Long/Blaze-type governor ('Mel Brooks') to induce his help to snatch land to build Hedley's railroad. A key piece of land, Rock Ridge, is inhabited by a flock of Johnsons, all deeply entrenched in the town. The governor tries to help Hedley rid himself of the townspeople; first, he appoints black sheriff Bart (Cleavon Little) for Rock Ridge. Next, Hedley sics Lili von Shtupp (Madeline Kahn), "Teutonic Twit" on Bart. With the help of his sidekick, The Waco Kid (Gene Wilder), Bart fights for his new town. But, the politicos (and the WB studio) fight back.
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Best Comedy Album
Award1974

Best Comedy Album

Won award for "That Nigger's Crazy".
Grammy Award
Award1974

Best Writing In Comedy-Variety, Variety …

Won award for "Lily".
Primetime Emmy Award
Best Comedy Album
Nomination1974

Best Comedy Album

Nominated for "That Nigger's Crazy".
Grammy Award
Nomination1974

Best Writing In Comedy-Variety, Variety …

Nominated for "Lily".
Primetime Emmy Award
1973
Hit!
MovieSep 18, 1973

Hit!

A Federal Agent, whose daughter dies of a heroin overdose, is …
A Federal Agent, whose daughter dies of a heroin overdose, is determined to destroy the drug ring that supplied her. He recruits various people whose lives have been torn apart by the drug ...
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Some Call It Loving
MovieMay 14, 1973

Some Call It Loving

A woman who's been asleep for years is part of a carnival …
A woman who's been asleep for years is part of a carnival that sells her kisses for a buck. A lonely jazz musician buys her. Once awake, the two of them and his two girlfriends hook up. But sometimes, dreams are better than reality.
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The Mack
MovieApr 4, 1973

The Mack

Goldie returns from five years at the state pen and winds up …
Goldie returns from five years at the state pen and winds up King of the pimping game. Trouble comes in the form of two corrupt white cops and a crime lord who wants him to return to the ...
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Wattstax
MovieFeb 4, 1973

Wattstax

This is a documentary about the 1972 Watts Summer …
This is a documentary about the 1972 Watts Summer Festival, which culminated in a day long concert by Stax Records artists at a sold-out Los Angeles Coliseum. The concert was headlined by Issac Hayes and the support acts included Rufus Thomas and his daughter Carla, the Bar Kays and the Staple Singers. The film also features commentary by many African Americans who comment on how things were in Watts since the riots that tore the city apart seven years earlier.
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Nomination1973

Outstanding Writing Achievement - Com…

Nominated for "The Lily Tomlin Show".
Primetime Emmy Award
1972
Lady Sings the Blues
MovieOct 12, 1972

Lady Sings the Blues

Born Elinore Harris, Billie Holiday had a difficult teen and …
Born Elinore Harris, Billie Holiday had a difficult teen and young adulthood period, which included working in brothels, both as a cleaning woman and a prostitute, and being raped. Through this difficulty, she dreamed of becoming a jazz singer. She got her initial singing break when she applied at a Harlem club that was looking for a dancer, but where she got hired as a singer. There, she met and fell in love with the suave Louis McKay. After this initial break, Billie wanted her singing career to move to the mainstream clubs in downtown Manhattan. She took a risk when she agreed to be the lead singer for the Reg Hanley Band, a primarily white group, who convinced her that she would have to make her mark in regional tours before her Manhattan dream could happen. As Billie tried to advance her career, pressures of life, including being a black woman, led to her not so secret substance abuse (especially of heroin), not so secret because of her increasingly erratic behavior, both on stage and off. As those around her, including Louis, worked to support Billie emotionally to get off drugs, Billie faced other issues, such as open narcotic use being a criminal offense, which in combination with the effects of the heroin use itself could be Billie's downfall despite her singing talent.
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1971
You've Got to Walk It Like You Talk It or You'll Lose That Beat
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MovieSep 19, 1971

You've Got to Walk It Like You Talk It or …

This oddball counterculture …
This oddball counterculture comedy/drama follows Zalman King through a series of kooky misadventures while he searches for his life's purpose in New York City.
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Richard Pryor: Live and Smokin'
MovieApr 29, 1971

Richard Pryor: Live and Smokin'

Richard Pryor: Live & …
Richard Pryor: Live & Smokin' is a 1971 American stand-up comedy concert film directed by Michael Blum, who also cinematographer and producer, starring Richard Pryor who also writer. It is the first stand-up comedy act of Richard Pryor to be filmed out of the four that were released in total. This film was filmed in New York City in early January 1971. This was the first stand-up act that Richard Pryor did before he hit the mainstream audience. With only 48 minutes of footage, it is the shortest of Pryor's stand-up routines.
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Dynamite Chicken
MovieJan 20, 1971

Dynamite Chicken

A collection of skits, parodies, musical performances, and …
A collection of skits, parodies, musical performances, and film clips supposedly relating to the peace movement of the late Sixties and early Seventies , but more a general patchwork than a...
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1970
The Phynx
MovieMay 6, 1970

The Phynx

An athlete, a campus militant, a black model, and an …
An athlete, a campus militant, a black model, and an American Indian are picked by a computer (shaped like a woman) to form a rock group called the Phynx and go on tour in Albania where American show biz people have been kidnapped by Communists. Some of the stars that the phony band rescues: Johnny Weissmuller and Maureen O'Sullivan (the most famous movie Tarzan and Jane), Leo Gorcey and Huntz Hall (the Bowery Boys), Ed Sullivan, James Brown, Colonel Sanders, Guy Lombardo, Andy Devine, Ruby Keeler, Edgar Bergen, Butterfly McQueen, Jay Silverheels (Tonto), Rudy Vallee, Xavier Cugat, Trini Lopez, Dick Clark, Richard Pryor, Harold "Oddjob" Sakata, George Jessel, and Rhona Barrett. Warner Bros. Studios thought it was so bad that they decided at the last minute not to release it!
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Carter's Army
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MovieJan 27, 1970

Carter's Army

A racist officer is put in charge of a squad of black troops …
A racist officer is put in charge of a squad of black troops charged with taking an important bridge from the Germans.
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1969
Rain Pryor
ChildJuly 1969

Rain Pryor

Rain Pryor (born July 16, 1969) is an American actress and …
Rain Pryor (born July 16, 1969) is an American actress and comedian. She is the daughter of the late comedian Richard Pryor.
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1968
Wild in the Streets
MovieMay 29, 1968

Wild in the Streets

Max Frost, a 22-year old rock star millionaire, joins causes with …
Max Frost, a 22-year old rock star millionaire, joins causes with a California politician to get the vote for 14-year old. (Hence the song "14 or fight!") He continues his master plan by helping elect one of his groupies to the senate. Max and his cohorts resort to trickery to get congress to lower the minimum age requirements for higher office, and he's on his way to the Oval Office with his youth-controlled police state agenda.
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Shelley R. Bonus
Marriage1968

Shelley R. Bonus

Shelley R. Bonus was born on March 28, 1947 in Marina …
Shelley R. Bonus was born on March 28, 1947 in Marina Del Rey, California, USA as Rochelle Bonis. She is known for her work on Moment by Moment (1978), Confessionsofa Ex-Doofus-ItchyFooted Mutha (2008) and Prime Time (1977). She was previously married to Richard Pryor.
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1967
The Busy Body
MovieMar 12, 1967

The Busy Body

Sid Caesar plays a bumbling gopher to mob boss Robert …
Sid Caesar plays a bumbling gopher to mob boss Robert Ryan who discovers a large theft of mob money. His bookkeeper is killed shortly before he can reveal the thief. When the discovery is made, Ryan suspects Caesar as the culprit, and probable murderer of the bookkeeper. Caesar spends the rest of the movie trying to find the real killer and a corpse buried in a suit lined with the stolen money.
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Shelley R. Bonus
Relationship1967

Shelley R. Bonus

Shelley R. Bonus was born on March 28, 1947 in Marina …
Shelley R. Bonus was born on March 28, 1947 in Marina Del Rey, California, USA as Rochelle Bonis. She is known for her work on Moment by Moment (1978), Confessionsofa Ex-Doofus-ItchyFooted Mutha (2008) and Prime Time (1977). She was previously married to Richard Pryor.
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Elizabeth Pryor
Child1967

Elizabeth Pryor

Elizabeth Pryor born.
1961
Richard Pryor Jr.
Child1961

Richard Pryor Jr.

Richard Pryor Jr. was born in 1961. He is known for his work on …
Richard Pryor Jr. was born in 1961. He is known for his work on The Color Purple (1985), Bustin' Loose (1981) and Figure.
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1960
Patricia Price
Marriage1960

Patricia Price

Patricia Price is an actress, known for The Magic Flute (1986) …
Patricia Price is an actress, known for The Magic Flute (1986) and Lucia di Lammermoor (1986).
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1957
Renee Pryor
Child1957

Renee Pryor

Renee Pryor born.
1940
Richard Pryor
BirthDecember 1940

Richard Pryor

Richard Pryor was born.
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