Born on December 1, 1940 in Peoria, Illinois, Pryor grew up in his grandmother's brothel, where his mother, Gertrude L. (Thomas), practiced prostitution His father, LeRoy "Buck Carter" Pryor was a former boxer and hustler.[ After his alcoholic mother abandoned him when he was 10, Pryor was raised primarily by his grandmother Marie Carter, a tall, violent woman who would beat him for any of his eccentricities.Pryor was one of four children.
Freddie and Richard Pryor on the Tonight Show 6-21-76. Two tormented souls who made us laugh. They were good friends. Sorta like Rick James and Charlie Murphy,..lol Freddie Jr said his Dad knocked Richard out one time. Lmao!