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Yvonne Mooney Biography – Yvonne Mooney Wiki
Yvonne Mooney (born Yvonne Carothers) is an actress, known for Which Way Is Up? (1977) and The Richard Pryor Special? (1977). She was the wife of Paul Mooney, the pioneering comic, writer, and actor.
In addition to performing his own material, Mooney was famously a writer for the late comedian Richard Pryor. He flourished as a writer for such classic TV programs as Sanford and Son and Good Times. Mooney also wrote a number of routines Pryor performed for his iconic albums, including Live on the Sunset Strip and Is It Something I Said. Mooney was also the head writer on the short-lived, cult classic, The Richard Pryor Show. He also had a short stint as a writer on In Living Color.
He appeared multiple times on Chappelle’s Show, including the classic segment, “Ask a Black Dude.” He has numerous film credits, including playing the legendary Sam Cooke in The Buddy Holly Story (1978).
The Paul Mooney official Twitter page also confirmed the news of his passing. It stated: “Thank you all from the bottom of all of our hearts …you’re all are the best!…… Mooney World .. The Godfather of Comedy – ONE MOON MANY STARS! .. To all in love with this great man.. many thanks.”
Paul Mooney’s daughter Spring Mooney also tweeted: “Give me a moment !!! My best friend just died and my world is forever SHOOK !!! I really can’t put into words right now my feelings .. know that I LOVE THIS MAN AND I AM BROKEN.”
The Los Angeles’ comedy landmark, The Laugh Factory, wrote on Twitter: “We are deeply saddened and our hearts are broken by the news of the passing of @PaulEalyMooney. He was a staple of our industry, godfather to many of our careers and a founding father of standup comedy as we know it. He will be truly missed. Make God Laugh, Paul.”
Yvonne Mooney Age
Yvonne Mooney’s age is unclear. Her ex husband, Paul Gladney, was born on August 4, 1941, in Shreveport, Louisiana and died on May 19, 2021, in Oakland, California. He was 79.
Paul Mooney Wife Yvonne Mooney
Was Paul Mooney Married? Paul Mooney was married to his wife Yvonne Mooney on January 19, 1973. The marriage ended in divorce. Mooney was committed to being truthful, no matter how insensitive or hurtful the truth may have been. His son Shane told Vulture: “My mom would say, ‘Do I look good?’ He’d say, ‘No. You’re fat.’ That’s my dad. I saw my mom cry. He was like, ‘I’m just being honest.’”
Yvonne Mooney Children
Paul Mooney and Yvonne Mooney share four children together: Wayne Mooney, Daryl Mooney, Spring Mooney, and Shane Mooney. The actor and comedian had a fifth child, a son named Symeon Mooney, who was tragically killed in 2001.