Written by LIT 97.1 on February 2, 2022
Richard Pryor was a class clown in school and a community theater actor in his teens. He became a successful stand-up comedian, television writer and movie actor, starring in films like Stir Crazy and Greased Lightning. Richard Pryor was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1986 but continued to perform for several more years. He died of a heart attack in 2005.