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Paul Mooney

AKA Paul Gladney

Born: 4-Aug-1941
Birthplace: Shreveport, LA [1]
Died: 19-May-2021
Location of death: Oakland, CA
Cause of death: Heart Attack

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Comic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Negrodamus

Born likely in Shreveport, Louisiana, grew up in Oakland, California. Mooney became a comic writer for Redd Foxx and Richard Pryor. But he is probably best known as "Negrodamus" on Dave Chappelle's show, doing some manner of black Nostradamus: Why do white people love Wayne Brady? Because Wayne Brady makes Bryant Gumbel look like Malcolm X.

[1] Paul Mooney, Black Is the New White (2009), Chapter 6. While Mooney not actually state it outright, his narrative indicates that Shreveport is his birthplace, 1941, "in a house with a midwife."

Father: George Gladney
Mother: LaVoya Ealy
Wife: (div., twin sons)
Son: Daryl Mooney (twin)
Son: Dwayne Mooney (twin)
Wife: Yvonne Carothers (m. 1973, div., one son)
Son: Shane

    High School: Berkeley High School, Berkeley, CA

    Risk Factors: Prostate Cancer

    Chappelle's Show Writer (2003-05)
    In Living Color Writer (1990-91)
    Saturday Night Live Writer
    Good Times Writer
    Sanford and Son Writer

    Meet the Blacks (1-Apr-2016)
    Sunset Strip (16-Mar-2012) · Himself
    Good Hair (18-Jan-2009) · Himself
    The Old Settler (25-Apr-2001)
    Bamboozled (18-Sep-2000)
    In the Army Now (12-Aug-1994)
    Hollywood Shuffle (20-Mar-1987)
    Bustin' Loose (27-May-1981) · Marvin
    The Buddy Holly Story (18-May-1978)
    Which Way Is Up? (1977) · Insp. Caine
    FTA (21-Jul-1972) · Himself

Author of books:
Black Is the New White (2007, memoir)

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