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Also Known As: Died: December 10, 2005
Born: December 1, 1940 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Peoria, Illinois, USA Profession: Cast ...
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FAMILY

grandmother: Marie Carter. Madam. Paternal; one of 21 children; supervised prostitution in a series of brownstones on Peoria's North Washington Street; gained custody of Pryor after mother left.
father: Buck Carter. Former boxer; bartender. WWII veteran; married Pryor's mother when Pryor was three; reportedly beat Pryor's mother and other prostitutes; died in 1968.
mother: Gertrude Pryor. Prostitute. Left Pryor and his father due to the latter beating her when Pryor was ten years old; died in 1967.
daughter: Renee Pryor. Born 1957; fathered by Pryor when he was 17.
son: Richard Pryor Jr. Standup comic. Born c. 1962; mother Patricia Price.
daughter: Elizabeth Pryor. Born c. 1967.
daughter: Rain Pryor. Actor. Mother Shelly Bonus; born July 16, 1969; co-star of "Head of the Class".
son: Stephen Michael Pryor. Born c. 1984.
son: Kelsey Pryor. Born c. 1987.
son: Franklin Matthew Mason. Born c. 1987; in 1991 court upheld prior decision that Pryor must pay $4,500 in child support for his son by Geraldine Mason.

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