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     Pam Grier (Famous black actress known for her roles in blaxploitation movies) - Born May 26, 1949 in Winston Salem, NC to Gwendolyn Sylvia and Clarence Ransom Grier Jr. She is part Cheyenne Indian and black. Her father was in the Air Force which caused her family to move a lot. Her family settled down in Denver, Colorado after moving around the world.

     In 1967, she entered a Miss Universe Beauty Pageant in Colorado. She won third place and met agent Dave Baumgarten. She moved to L.A. in the same year where she worked as a receptionist at the American International Pictures company.

    She was supposedly discovered by director Jack Hill soon after her move and was cast in several of his movies. She first starred in The Big Doll House (1971) and The Big Bird Cage (1972). She later starred in Jack Hill’s Coffy in 1973 where she became the first black female to headline an action movie.  She’s best known for starring in blaxploitation/exploitation movies like Black Mama White Mama (1973), Scream Blacula Scream (1973),  Foxy Brown (1974), Friday Foster (1975, and Sheba, Baby (also 1975). She’s also been in some TV shows like the The L Word and Smallville. She is considered one of the first female action heroes.

Sources: pinterest, wikipedia

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