cactus pryor

"Sometimes you just know what you are supposed to do.  I really believe I was put on this earth to try to make people happy. After all, it’s what my daddy did.  My older sister, Mary Alice, played the piano, made people happy also.  So I guess it just came naturally.

Before I was old enough to go to school I stood on stage at my father’s picture show, The Cactus, and pitched the upcoming shows, soaking in the audience response, measuring their approval, feeling their happiness vibrating in my bones.  Oh the joy of a good audience!  It is the best tonic for my spirit."

-Richard 'Cactus' Pryor