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Film icon Pam Grier finally pulls back the curtain on her turbulent and fascinating life . . .

FOXY

Some may know her as hot, gutsy, gun-totin' Foxy Brown, Friday Foster, Coffy, and Jackie Brown. Others may know her from her role as Kit Porter on The L Word. But that only defines one part of the legend that is Pam Grier.

Foxy is Pam's testimony of her life, past and present. In it, she reveals her relationships with Richard Pryor, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Freddie Prinze Sr., among others. She unveils her experiences as a backup singer and a blaxploitation star. In particularly candid and shocking chapters, she shares-for the first time-her view of those films and the persecution that blacks, especially women, needed to endure to make a name for themselves . . . including how it felt to be labeled one of the most beautiful women alive, yet not be permitted to try on clothes in a department store because of the color of her skin. And in words sure to inspire many, she tells the story of her ongoing battle with cancer.

From her disappointments to her triumphs, nothing is held back. With FOXY, Pam wishes to impart life lessons to her readers-and hopes to touch their hearts.

About the Author

Pam Grier started her career in the early 1970s, starring in a string of moderately successful women-in-prison films and blaxploitation films, and has generally remained in the public eye, starring in movies such as Coffy, Foxy Brown, and Jackie Brown.

Pam also played Kit Porter on the controversial hit show "The L Word" on Showtime. She occasionally guest-stars in Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, where she plays a recurring character. She spends her free time on her ranch in Colorado.

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ISBN:
9780446548489
Author:
Grier, Pam
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Author:
Cagan, Andrea
Subject:
Biography - General
Publication Date:
20110731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.25 x 1 in 0.58 lb

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Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » Actors » Biographies
Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » Biographies
Biography » Entertainment and Performing Arts
Biography » General
Biography » Women
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Medical Specialties

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