On an episode of Oprah: Where Are They Now?, Oprah Winfrey sits down with Rain Pryor, the daughter of the late comedian/actor Richard Pryor. Rain has followed in her father’s footsteps — as a standup comedian and an actress (Head of the Class). Rain’s mother and her family were also in the entertainment business.
[Rain Pryor is the author of ‘Jokes My Father Never Taught Me: Life, Love, and Loss with Richard Pryor‘]
Rain Pryor’s mother is Shelley R. Bonus, Richard Pryor’s second wife. He married a total of seven times. Shelley and Richard Pryor were married 1968-1970; Rain was born in 1969. Shelley was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. When her father became the manager of actor Danny Kaye, the family moved to California. Bonus became a Gazzarri go-go dancer. Now she’s an astronomer working at the Mt. Wilson Observatory. Rain will talk about her upbringing on Oprah: Where Are They Now? which airs Saturdays at 10pm on OWN.