This is my next book I am buying, Pam Grier has always been one of my favorite actresses and her soft but tough personality was unique to theater actresses. Mostly they used women as eye candy or helpless/hapless women who always fell down when a bad guy was chasing them. NOT Pam! She would either kick the tar outta them or shoot them dead. What a different image for young women to see. She inspired me for sure. Pam Grier is still a heroine of my life and I can't wait to read her book. You can buy your copy right below:
Pamela Suzette "Pam" Grier (born May 26, 1949) is an American actress. She came to fame in the early 1970s, after starring in a string of moderately successful women in prison films and blaxploitation films such as 1974's Foxy Brown.
Pam Grier Her career was revitalized in 1997 after her appearance in Quentin Tarantino's film Jackie Brown. She is one of a few African American actresses to have received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress. She has also been nominated for a SAG as well as a Satellite Award for her performance in the iconic film Jackie Brown.
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She received an Emmy Award nomination for her work in an Animated Program Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Ever Child. Director Quentin Tarantino, in an interview promoting Jackie Brown on Charlie Rose, remarked that she may well have been cinema's first female action star. With out a doubt she was a bad ass hero to me. You go girl! That phrase was invented for Pam Grier!
Notable Pam Grier Roles
* Grear — The Big Doll House (1971)
* Coffy — Coffy (1973)
* Foxy Brown — Foxy Brown (1974)
* Sheba Shayne — Sheba, Baby (1975)
* Charlotte — Fort Apache the Bronx (1981)
* Valerie Gordon — Miami Vice (1985, 1990)
* Suzanne Terry — Crime Story (1986, 1988)
* Delores ‘Jacks’ Jackson — Above the Law (1988)
* Jackie Brown — Jackie Brown (1997)
* Assistant U.S. Attorney Claudia Williams — Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2002, 2003)
* Kit Porter — The L Word (2004 to present)
Jackie Brown is in my personal Top Ten for Grier's and Forster's supremely subtle performances from which Jackson, Fonda and Keitel bounce off of like rubber balls (and the fact that I had been in the real Cockatoo Inn.)
Thanks for alerting me to her book. Pam Grier seems to have it all: intelligence, true talent and the va va voom looks complementing her beautiful face. I hope the book reveals what makes her tick.
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