Dick Gregory is a celebrated African American civil rights activist and comedian who made his big break in standup comedy in the 1960s with his performances at the Chicago Playboy Club. He later went on to become a renowned civil rights activist and a health guru. As a writer, he has published a number of popular books over the years, including the 1963 bestselling autobiography titled Nigger. He received a star on both the St. Louis Walk of Fame and the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1995 and 2015 respectively.
He married Lillian Gregory in 1959. Lillian bore him eleven children, one of who died in infancy.
He ran unsuccessfully for the President of the U.S. during the United States presidential election of 1968.
And we love to dance, especially that new one called the Civil War Twist. The Northern part of you stands still while the Southern part tries to secede.Dick Gregory
I buy about $1,500 worth of papers every month. Not that I trust them. I'm looking for the crack in the fabric.Dick Gregory
I never learned hate at home, or shame. I had to go to school for that.Dick Gregory
In most places in the country, voting is looked upon as a right and a duty, but in Chicago it's a sport.Dick Gregory
It's cool to be healthy.Dick Gregory
Let me tell you, never before in the history of this planet has anybody made the progress that African-Americans have made in a 30-year period, in spite of many black folks and white folks lying to one another.Dick Gregory
My mother was the sweetest lady who ever lived on this planet, but if you tried to tell her that Jesus wasn't a Christian, she would stomp you to death.Dick Gregory
People with high blood pressure, diabetes - those are conditions brought about by life style. If you change the life style, those conditions will leave.Dick Gregory
Political promises are much like marriage vows. They are made at the beginning of the relationship between candidate and voter, but are quickly forgotten.Dick Gregory
We used to root for the Indians against the cavalry, because we didn't think it was fair in the history books that when the cavalry won it was a great victory, and when the Indians won it was a massacre.Dick Gregory
When I first broke through, there was only NBC, CBS and ABC, and they had news in the morning and in the evening - there wasn't no 24-hour news.Dick Gregory
When you have a good mother and no father, God kind of sits in. It's not enough, but it helps.Dick Gregory
You hear entertainers all the time, saying, 'If I couldn't get paid for this, I'd do it for free.' When's the last time you ever heard a business person say, 'If I couldn't get paid for being chairman of British Petroleum, I'd do it for free'?Dick Gregory
You know, I always say white is not a colour, white is an attitude, and if you haven't got trillions of dollars in the bank that you don't need, you can't be white.Dick Gregory
was a famous American activist,
who was born on
October 12, 1932. As a person born on this date, Dick Gregory is listed in our database as the 17th
most popular celebrity for the day (October 12) and the 60th most popular for the year (1932).
People born on October 12
fall under the Zodiac sign of Libra, the Scales.
Dick Gregory is the 937th most popular Libra.
Aside from information specific to Dick Gregory's birthday, Dick Gregory is the 5868th most famous American and ranks 41st in famous people born in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
In general, Dick Gregory ranks as the 11172nd
most popular famous person, and the 66th most popular activist / civil rights leader of all time.
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