Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor was an American stand up comedian, and actor. He reached a broad .Richard Pryor was born in in Peoria, Illinois. A class clown in school and a community theater actor in his teens, Pryor became a successful stand up .Richard Pryor, Actor Superman III. Highly influential, and always controversial, African American actor comedian who was equally well known for his colorful .By accessing this site, you confirm that you are over eighteen years of age and are not offended by foul language of any kind..Richard Pryor, who would have turned years old today, is considered by many to be the greatest stand up comedian of all time. Jerry Seinfeld referred to him .In the new documentary I Am Richard Pryor, the comedy legend s widow opens up about his love life, drug use and the time he set himself on .Late comedian Richard Pryor set himself on fire while freebasing in , resulting in severe burns covering more than percent of .Jennifer Lee Pryor opens up about living with Richard, the Marlon Brando affair controversy, working with Harvey Weinstein on the biopic, and .Richard Pryor Jr. was just years old when he realized his father, comic legend Richard Pryor, was different from other fathers..