Comedian Dick Gregory Dies

Dick Gregory

Dick Gregory

A comedian who became one of the  leading voices in the battle for civil rights is dead.  Dick Gregory  passed away tonight in Washington, DC, according to a statement by his  family.  Gregory began his career as a comedian while serving in the  military in the 1950s.  He became a prominent figure in the Civil Rights Movement of the '60s.  Dick Gregory was 84.

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