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Nickname: Richard Claxton Gregory, Greg, Gregory, Dick, Richard Claxton "Dick" Gregory
Profession: Comedian, Actor, Writer, Entrepreneur
Ethnicity: African American
Nationality: United States of America
Date of Birth: 1932-10-12
Place of Birth: St. Louis
Dick Gregory Net Worth: Dick Gregory is an American civil rights activist as well as a comedian who has a net worth of $8 Million. He is of African-American origins, and was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He grew up as a poor student, but managed to excel at running. Most of his teachers at Sumner High School aided him and he eventually managed to go to Southern Illinois University on a track scholarship. He went ahead to set school records for running for half, and one miles. In 1954, his college education was interrupted when he was asked to join the army. It was during his time in the army that he got started as a comedian, going on to win several Army talent shows. After 2 years in the army, Dick went back to school, but later dropped out. He felt that the university was more interested in him running, as opposed to his academics. Following is newborn passion for comedy, Dick became part of a new generation of black comedians, including the likes of Bill Cosby. Most of his comedic material was racial issues and current events. Dick would work for the post office during the day, and perform at all-black nightclubs at night However, he soon got jobs performing for all-white audiences and was once spotted by Hugh Hefner performing some material. Hugh was impressed to the point of hiring Dick to work at the Chicago Playboy Club. His stints in politics saw him attempt to run for presidency in 1968, but he lost. He became an outspoken critic as well as feminist. Gregory is married to wife, Lillian, and has 10 children with her.
Richard Claxton "Dick" Gregory (born October 12, 1932) is an American comedian, social activist, social critic, writer, and entrepreneur.
Gregory is an influential American comedian who has used his performance skills to convey to both white and black audiences his political message on civil rights. His social satire helped change the way European-Americans perceived African-American comedians since he first performed in public.

As a poor student who excelled at running, Gregory was aided by teachers at Sumner High School, among them Warren St. James. Gregory earned a track scholarship to Southern Illinois University Carbondale. There he set school records as a half-miler and miler. His college career was interrupted for two years in 1954 when he was drafted into the U.S. Army. The army was where he got his start in comedy, entering and winning several Army talent shows at the urging of his commanding officer, who had taken notice of Gregory's penchant for joking. In 1956, Gregory briefly returned to SIU after his discharge, but dropped out because he felt that the university "didn't want me to study, they wanted me to run".
In the hopes of performing comedy professionally, Gregory moved to Chicago, Illinois, where he became part of a new generation of black comedians that included Nipsey Russell, Bill Cosby, and Godfrey Cambridge, all of whom broke with the minstrel tradition, which presented stereotypical black characters. Gregory drew on current events, especially racial issues, for much of his material: "Segregation is not all bad. Have you ever heard of a collision where the people in the back of the bus got hurt?".
Dick Gregory began his career as a comedian while serving in the military in the mid 1950s. He served in the army for a year and a half at Ft. Hood in Texas, Ft. Lee in Virginia and Ft. Smith in Arkansas. He was drafted in 1954 while attending Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. After being discharged in 1956 he returned

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