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Pam Grier

Born May 26, 1949

Pamela Suzette "Pam" Grier 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 The Big Bird Cage (1972), Coffy (1973) and Foxy Brown (1974). Her career was revitalized in 1997 after her appearance in Quentin Tarantino's film Jackie Brown. She received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Pam Grier.


1949 Birth Born on May 26, 1949.


1967 18 Years Old Grier moved to Los Angeles, California, in 1967, where she was initially hired as a receptionist at the American International Pictures (AIP) company. … Read More


1976 27 Years Old She dated basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar during the early 1970s, and had an 18-month affair with actor/comedian Richard Pryor around 1976–77. … Read More


1985 36 Years Old …  She had a recurring role on Miami Vice from 1985–1989, and has made guest appearances on Martin, Night Court and The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, and also had a recurring role in the TV series Crime Story between 1986 and 1988. … Read More


1994 45 Years Old In 1994, Grier appeared in Snoop Dogg's video for "Doggy Dogg World". … Read More
1996 47 Years Old She appeared in 1996 in John Carpenter's Escape from L.A, and 1997 with the title role in Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown, both films that partly paid homage to her '70s blaxploitation movies. … Read More
1998 49 Years Old In 1998 she was engaged to music executive Kevin Evans, but the engagement ended in 1999.


2000 51 Years Old From 2000 to 2008 she dated marketing executive Peter Hempel.


2011 62 Years Old She received her Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in 2011. … Read More
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