Pam Grier

Pam Grier

American actress (born 1949)
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Pamela Suzette Grier (born May 26, 1949) is an American actress. She achieved fame for her starring roles in a string of 1970s action, blaxploitation, and women in prison films for American International Pictures and New World Pictures, most notably Coffy (1973) and Foxy Brown (1974). Her other major films during this period included The Big Doll House (1971), Women in Cages (1971), The Big Bird Cage (1972), Black Mama, White Mama (1973), Scream Blacula Scream (1973), The Arena (1974), Sheba, Baby (1975), Bucktown (1975), and Friday Foster (1975).

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Pam Grier was born on Thursday, 26 May 1949 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. Her full name at birth was Pamela Suzette Grier. She is best known as an actress. Grier's country of citizenship (nationality) is American. Pam attended high school at East High School, Denver, Colorado, USA. For university, she studied at Metropolitan State College, Denver, Colorado, USA. Her religion is listed as Christian. She is 5' 8" (173 cm) tall and weighs 134 lbs (61 kg) with a voluptuous build. She has dark brown eyes and black hair (color). Her net worth is reported to be $10,000,000 US dollars. Pam Grier is 75 years old and her zodiac star sign is Gemini.

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Full name at birth
Pamela Suzette Grier
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Claim to fame
her roles as Nurse Flower Child "Coffy" Coffin in the 1973 blaxploitation film Coffy, Foxy Brown in the 1974 blaxploitation film Foxy Brown, Sheba Shayne in the 1975 blaxploitation film Sheba, Baby, Friday Foster in the 1975 blaxploitation film Friday Foster, Jackie Brown in the 1997 crime drama film Jackie Brown, and Kit Porter in the Showtime drama series The L Word
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Date of birth
26 May 1949
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Place of birth
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA
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Actress
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Height
5' 8" (173 cm)
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Weight
134 lbs (61 kg)
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Distinctive feature
  • Long nose
  • Hourglass Figure
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Dress size
6
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Shoe size
40
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ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Net worth
$10,000,000 USD
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High school
East High School, Denver, Colorado, USA
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University
Metropolitan State College, Denver, Colorado, USA
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Talent agency
Aka Talent Agency
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That's what he was saying, the civil rights movement - judge me for my character, not how black my skin is, not how yellow my skin is, how short I am, how tall or fat or thin; It's by my character.
  • Measurements: 38-22-36 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
  • Dated comedian Richard Pryor.
  • Her early films such as Women in Cages (1971) and The Big Doll House (1971) were filmed in the Philippines. While there she contracted a deadly tropical disease and nearly died. She lost her hair and was temporarily blind for almost a month. It took nearly a year for her to recover.
  • Auditioned for a part in Pulp Fiction (1994), and at the time, right after Rosanna Arquette took the nod, was considered for the part of Bonnie (Jimmie's wife). She didn't land either role, until Jackie Brown (1997) came along. Quentin Tarantino renamed the character of Jackie Burke from "Rum Punch" to "Jackie Brown" as homage to Foxy Brown (1974).
  • Was the first Black woman to appear on the cover of MS. Magazine (August 1975 issue).

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