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Age84 (age at death)
Birthday 12 October, 1932
Birthplace St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Died 19 August, 2017
Place of Death Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Height 5' 7¾" (172 cm)
Eye Color Brown - Light
Hair Color Salt and Pepper
Zodiac Sign Libra
Nationality American
Occupation Comic
Claim to Fame made Speaker Newt Gingrich ride `in the back of the plane,` on an Air Force One trip overseas
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Richard Claxton Gregory (October 24, 1930 – August 19, 2017) was an American comedian, civil rights activist, social critic, writer, conspiracy theorist, entrepreneur, and occasional actor. During the turbulent 1960s, Gregory became a pioneer in stand-up comedy for his "no-holds-barred" sets, in which he mocked bigotry and racism. He performed primarily to black audiences at segregated clubs until 1961, when he became the first black comedian to successfully cross over to white audiences, appearing on television and putting out comedy record albums.

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