Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: July 16, 1969
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)
Rain Pryor is an American actress and comedian. She is the daughter of actress and dancer Shelley R. Bonis and comedian Richard Pryor.
Rain’s paternal grandfather was LeRoy “Buck Carter” Pryor (the son of Roy P. Pryor and Rithie Marie Carter). Rain’s great-grandfather Roy was the son of William Henry Pryor and Mary F. Rithie was the daughter of Richard E. Carter and Julia Isabelle Piper.
Rain’s paternal grandmother was Gertrude L. Thomas (the daughter of James Brown and Mary Louise “Josie” Craig). James was the son of Wiley Brown and Mary Williams. Rain’s great-grandmother Mary Louise “Josie” was the daughter of William A. Craig and Nancy.
Rain’s maternal grandfather was Herbert Bonis (the son of Gustaf Bonius/Bonias and Charlotte). Gustaf was born in New York, to Polish Jewish parents. Charlotte was a Polish Jew.
Sources: Genealogy of Rain’s father – http://www.wargs.com
Genealogy of Rain’s father (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.findagrave.com
Genealogy of Rain’s father (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Rain’s maternal grandfather, Herbert Bonis, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
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