Richard Pryor, born
Dec. 1, 1940 in Illinois, started way back in the
1960's. He has been suffering from MS since the
mid 80's, thus isn't seen as often these days.
Pryor starred in some very funny 1980's movies,
including Wholly Moses (1980), In God We Trust (1980),
Stir Crazy (1980), Bustin' Loose (1981), Some Kind of
Hero (1982), The Toy (1982), Superman III (1983),
Brewster's Millions (1985), Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life is
Calling (1986), Critical Condition (1987), Moving
(1988), See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989), and Harlem
Nights (1989). Pryor and Gene Wilder were often
seen together in various comedies in the 1980's.
Quick Fact: Pryor tried to kill himself in the
1980's while high on cocaine. Now why would
anybody want to leave the 1980's?