Born: December 1, 1940
Died: December 10, 2005
Biography: Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor was an American stand-up comedian, actor, social critic, writer, and MC. Pryor was known for uncompromising examinations of racism and topical contemporary issues, which employed colorful vulgarities, and profanity, as well as racial epithets. He reached a broad audience with his trenchant observations and storytelling style.