Dick Gregory

Dick Gregory bio

Birth Name: Richard Claxton Gregory

Occupation: Comedian

Place Of Birth: St. Louis, MO

Date Of Birth: October 12, 1932

Date Of Death: August 19, 2017

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Black

Nationality: American

Dick Gregory was born on the 12th of October, 1932. He was best known for being a Comedian. Nightclub comedian, political activist, and nutritional consultant known just as much for his comedy as he was for his political message on civil rights.

Dick Gregory was born in St. Louis, MO. He pursued comedy at the urging of his commanding officer in the Army, where he won several Army talent shows. He later performed as a comedian in small, primarily black-patronized nightclubs while working for the United States Postal Service during the daytime. His first TV appearance was on the late night The Tonight Show Starring Jack Paar. He had a political and civil rights message in his comedy, and he was one of the first to perform to black and white audiences, working at the Chicago Playboy Club.

Dick Gregory was a Libra and was born in the Silent Generation.

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Dick Gregory was born in 1930s. The 1930s were called the Great Depression (1929-1939). It was the worst economic downturn in the history of the industrialized world. Despite the Great Depression, Hollywood and popular film production flourished. Radio was the main source of entertainment, information, and political propaganda, and jazz, blues, gospel, and folk music, became immensely popular. Discover what happened on this day.

Richard Claxton Gregory is part of the Silent Generation, which followed after the G.I. Generation. As young adults during the McCarthy Era, many members of this generation felt it was dangerous to speak out. They were too young to see action in World War II and too old to participate in the fun of the Summer of Love.


Dick’s Richard Claxton Gregory attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale.


Dick Gregory’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Dick Gregory’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Dick Gregory kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Dick Gregory was born in the Year of the Monkey.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Richard Claxton Gregory
NICKNAME: Greg, Dick Gregory
AGE GENERATION: Silent Generation
BIRTH DAY: Wednesday
DEATH DAY: Saturday



Zodiac Sign: Dick Gregory was a Libra. People of this zodiac sign like harmony, gentleness, sharing with others, the outdoors, and dislike violence, injustice, loudmouths, conformity. The strengths of this sign are being cooperative, diplomatic, gracious, fair-minded, social, while weaknesses can be indecisive, holding a grudge and self-pity. The greatest overall compatibility with Libra is Aries and Sagittarius.

Chinese Zodiac: Dick Gregory was born in the Year of the Rabbit. People born under this sign love to make people laugh and are generally energetic and upbeat but sometimes lack self-control.

Ruling Planet: Dick Gregory had a ruling planet of Venus and has a ruling planet of Venus and by astrological associations Friday is ruled by Venus. Venus is the planet of love, harmony, money and possessions. Venus is graceful, charming, sensual and social. People who are born with Mars as the ruling planet have beauty, charm and sensuality.

Dick Gregory’s birth sign is Libra and he had a ruling planet of Venus.

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