Monday, February 7, 2011

Shut Yo Mouth: Pam Grier

Pamela Suzette Grier was born in Winston Salem, NC, in 1949. Her style screamed sensuality and black power and her wicked afro would be imitated by women in the 1970's and today.

Discovered by director Jack Hill in 1970, she became the staple of 1970's blaxploitation films like Coffy, Sheba Baby and Foxy Brown. In the 80's, Grier did small roles in television like Miami Vice, Night Court and the Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Quentin Tarratino brought Grier back to life on the big screen in the movie Jackie Brown.

In 2004, the diva started in the Showtime hit the L Word and continues to entertain both small and big screen audiences.

Pam Grier's memoirs was published in 2010. Foxy: My Live in Three Acts explored her life including her rape at the age of six and her past relationships with Richard Pryor and Freddie Prinze.

1 comment:

  1. Pam Grier is an amazing woman. I loved her movies and I love her as a person even more. She is a "real" woman!~