Dick Gregory


Born: 10/12/1932 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Died: 8/19/2017
Age: 84
Cause of death: heart failure

Full name: Richard Claxton Gregory
Noted For: comedian and civil rights commentator. Ran for President of the U.S. as the write-in candidate for the Freedom and Peace Party (1968).
Quotation: "In the South, they don't mind how close I get, as long as I don't get too big. In the North, they don't mind how big I get, as long as I don't get too close."

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