Birth Name: Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor
Date of Birth: December 1, 1940
Place of Birth: Peoria, Illinois, U.S.
Date of Death: December 10, 2005
Place of Death: Los Angeles, California
Richard Pryor was an American comedian, actor, writer, filmmaker, social critic, and MC. He was the son of Gertrude L. (Thomas) and LeRoy Pryor, who was also known as Buck Carter. Among his children is comedian and actress Rain Pryor.
Richard’s paternal grandfather was Roy P. Pryor (the son of William Henry Pryor and Mary F.). William was the son of Gilles Pryor and Martha J. Holden.
Richard’s paternal grandmother was Rithie Marie Carter (the daughter of Richard E. Carter and Julia Isabelle Piper). Richard’s great-grandfather Richard Carter was the son of William Carter and Fannie A. Julia was the daughter of Abner Martin Piper and Sarah Maria Smith.
Richard’s maternal grandparents were James Brown (the son of Wiley Brown and Mary Williams) and Mary Louise “Josie” Craig (the daughter of William A. Craig and Nancy). Wiley was the son of James Brown and Neely Ashmore. William was the son of John B. Craig.
Richard was a second cousin, once removed, of musician and actor Ludacris. Richard’s maternal great-grandparents, William A. Craig and Nancy, were also the maternal great-great-grandparents of Ludacris.
Sources: Genealogy of Richard Pryor – http://www.wargs.com
Genealogy of Richard Pryor (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.findagrave.com
Genealogy of Richard Pryor (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://www.geni.com
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