Rain Pryor

Pryor in 2014, photo by Prphotos

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: July 16, 1969

Ethnicity:
*father – African-American, as well as around 1/16th Native American
*mother – Ashkenazi Jewish

Rain Pryor is an American actress and comedian.

Rain is the daughter of actress and dancer Shelley R. Bonis and comedian Richard Pryor. She is married to Dave Vane. She has a daughter with her former husband, police officer Yale Partlow.

Rain’s paternal grandfather was LeRoy “Buck Carter” Pryor (the son of Roy P. Pryor and Rithie Marie Carter). Rain’s grandfather LeRoy was born in Illinois. Rain’s great-grandfather Roy was the son of William Henry Pryor and Mary F. Rithie was the daughter of Richard Eugene Carter and Julia/Julie Isabelle Piper.

Rain’s paternal grandmother was Gertrude L. Thomas (the daughter of James Brown and Mary Louise “Josie” Craig). Gertrude was born in Illinois. James was the son of Wiley Brown and Mary Williams. Rain’s great-grandmother Mary Louise “Josie” was the daughter of William A. Craig, who was of African-American and Native American descent, and Annie.

Rain’s maternal grandfather was Herbert Bonis (the son of Gustaf Bonius/Bonias and Charlotte). Herbert was born in New York. 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 paternal great-grandmother, Mary Louise “Josie” Craig, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Rain’s maternal grandfather, Herbert Bonis, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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