Richard Pryor

1940 - 2005

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Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor (December 1, 1940 – December 10, 2005) was an American stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard Pryor has received more than 12,904,753 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Richard Pryor is the 16th most popular comedian (up from 18th in 2019), the 2,017th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,209th in 2019) and the 14th most popular American Comedian.

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  • 41

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  • 2.12

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  • 5.28

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among comedians, Richard Pryor ranks 16 out of 90Before him are George Carlin, Bob Newhart, Bob Hope, Simon Pegg, Joan Rivers, and Andy Kaufman. After him are Henry Winkler, Ricky Gervais, Don Rickles, Lucille Ball, Bob Odenkirk, and Chris Rock.

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Among people born in 1940, Richard Pryor ranks 127Before him are Jeffrey Archer, Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf, Princess Maria Gabriella of Savoy, Roger Ailes, Adel Emam, and Prince Sixtus Henry of Bourbon-Parma. After him are Haing S. Ngor, John Havlicek, Ricky Nelson, Max Mosley, Annie Ernaux, and Joseph L. Goldstein. Among people deceased in 2005, Richard Pryor ranks 72Before him are Victoria de los Ángeles, Maurice Trintignant, Augusto Roa Bastos, John DeLorean, Yao Wenyuan, and Narriman Sadek. After him are Dana Elcar, Zhang Chunqiao, George Mikan, Richard Smalley, Vincent Schiavelli, and John Garang.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Richard Pryor ranks 2,017 out of 15,968Before him are Samuel Adams (1722), Bill Finger (1914), Donald J. Cram (1919), Perry Como (1912), Robert Todd Lincoln (1843), and Ariana Grande (1993). After him are Henry Winkler (1945), Janet Yellen (1946), Ronnie Coleman (1964), Henry L. Stimson (1867), Edwin G. Krebs (1918), and George H. Hitchings (1905).

Among COMEDIANS In United States

Among comedians born in United States, Richard Pryor ranks 14Before him are Dick Van Dyke (1925), Chevy Chase (1943), George Carlin (1937), Bob Newhart (1929), Joan Rivers (1933), and Andy Kaufman (1949). After him are Henry Winkler (1945), Don Rickles (1926), Lucille Ball (1911), Bob Odenkirk (1962), Chris Rock (1965), and Zach Galifianakis (1969).

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