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Pam Grier

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Friday Foster ... Based on the syndicated newspaper comic strip of the same name, Pam Grier stars... more info $18.71was $24.95 Buy Now

Foxy Brown ... Foxy Brown (Pam Grier, Coffy, Jackie Brown) is ''a whole lot of woman'' and... more info $18.71was $24.95 Buy Now

Coffy ... Pam Grier (Foxy Brown, Jackie Brown) stars as Nurse ''Coffy'' Coffin in the... more info $22.46was $29.95 Buy Now

Night Court:... Directed by James Burrows, Jay Sandrich, Jim Drake, Tim Steele, John... more info $41.95was $53.98 Buy Now

Steven Seagal... Double Feature. more info $8.95was $12.98 Buy Now

Woman Thou Art... Suspenseful, race against the clock thriller which takes audiences on a... more info $11.95was $14.99 Buy Now

Also Known As: Pamela Suzette Grier,Pamela Grier Died:
Born: May 26, 1949 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA Profession: Cast ... actor back-up singer writer secretary


Actress Pam Grier was a 1970s pop culture icon thanks to a string of roles as tough and sexy heroines in such blaxploitation classics as "Coffy" (1973), "Foxy Brown" (1974) and "Sheba, Baby" (1975). A statuesque figure who radiated confidence and determination, she surpassed the exploitative bonds of the genre to establish herself as the first black female action hero and box office draw. Grier struggled to surpass the limitations of her early screen roles, but a revival of interest thanks to the home video boom brought her back to films in the '80s and '90s. Unabashed fan Quentin Tarantino paid homage to her screen persona with "Jackie Brown" (1997), which led to a long-overdue career boost; she was soon tackling substantive roles in the Showtime series "The L Word" (2004-09) and reaping the rewards of a career forged in hard work and determination. She remained an enduring symbol of female empowerment at its funkiest and most ferocious.

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