Grier was born on May 26, 1949, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the daughter of Gwendolyn Sylvia (née Samuels), a homemaker and nurse, and Clarence Ransom Grier, Jr., who worked as a mechanic and technical sergeant in the United States Air Force. She has one sister and one brother.
Pam Grier was born on May 26, 1949 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, to Gwendolyn Sylvia, a homemaker and a nurse, and Clarence Ransom Grier, Jr., Technical Sergeant in the United States Air Force. She has one sister and one brother.
The daughter of Clarence Ransom Grier Jr, a technical sergeant and mechanic with United State Air Force and Gwendolyn Sylvia Grier, who was a nurse and a home maker, Grier grew up form one brother and a sister. She is a mix of many cultures: Hispanic, Filipino and Chinese. Her father was black while her mom was a Cheyenne Indian.
- Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
- 1.73 m
Jan 30, 2022 · Pam Grier was born on May 26, 1949, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, to Gwendolyn Sylvia a homemaker and nurse, and Clarence Ransom Grier, Jr., who was once a mechanic and technical sergeant in the United States Air Force. She has a sister and a brother.
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Pamela Suzette "Pam" Grier (born May 26, 1949) is an American actress. She became famous in the early 1970s, after starring in a string of moderately successful women in prison and blaxploitation films such as 1974's Foxy Brown. Her career was revitalized in 1997 after her appearance in Quentin Tarantino's film Jackie Brown. She is one of a few Afr...
Grier was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the daughter of Gwendolyn Sylvia (née Samuels), a homemaker and nurse, and Clarence Ransom Grier, who worked as a mechanic and Technical Sergeant in the United States Air Force. She has one sister and one brother. At age 6 Grier was raped by two boys when she was left unattended at her aunt's house. ...
Grier moved to Los Angeles, California in 1967, where she was initially hired as a receptionist at the American International Pictures (AIP) company. She was discovered by director Jack Hill, who cast her in his women in prison films The Big Doll House (1971), and The Big Bird Cage (1972). While under contract at AIP, she became a staple of early 1...
Grier has never married and has no children. She dated basketball player, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, during the early 1970s, and had a 18-month affair with actor/comedian Richard Pryor around 1976–77. She also was romantically linked to actor/comedian Freddie Prinze in the 1970s. In 1998 she was engaged to music executive, Kevin Evans, but the engagement...
Year - Title - Role - Notes
1. 1970 - Beyond the Valley of the Dolls - Partygoer 2. 1971 - Women in Cages - Alabama 3. 1971 - The Big Doll House - Grear 4. 1972 - Hit Man - Gozelda 5. 1972 - Black Mama, White Mama - Lee Daniels 6. 1972 -The Big Bird Cage - Blossom 7. 1972 - Cool Breeze - Mona 8. 1973 - The Arena - Mamawi 9. 1973 - Scream Blacula Scream - Lisa 10. 1973 - Coffy - Coffy 11. 1973 - The Twilight People - Ayesa, the Panther Woman 12. 1974 - Foxy Brown - Foxy Brown 13. 1975 - Friday Foster - Friday Foster 14....
- "Tudot", "Pam"
- May 26, 1949
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