Dick Gregory, Trailblazer of Stand-Up Comedy, Dies at 84 | #iRockParties

Dick Gregory — comedian, actor, writer and famed civil right activist — died Saturday night in Washington D.C. … according to a statement from his family.

Gregory began his career as a comedian while serving in the the military in the ’50s, and went on to be a prominent figure during the Civil Rights Movement in the ’60s … which is comedy and political satire reflected.

Dick was also a writer known for the documentary “Joe Louis: America’s Hero… Betrayed.” Comedy Central named him #82 on the all time list of greatest stand-up comedians.He was 84.


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