Also in the eighties, Grier performed in the stage play "Fool for Love" written by the Oscar-nominated actor & Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist Sam Shepard
. Shepard's play was adapted for the screen in 1985; See Fool for Love
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Pam Greer | Pamela Grier
5' 8" (1.73 m)
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People see me as a strong black figure, and I'm proud of that, but I'm a mix of several races: Hispanic, Chinese, Filipino. My dad was black, and my mom was Cheyenne Indian. So you look at things beyond just race, or even religion: I was raised Catholic, baptized a Methodist, and almost married a Muslim.
Her early films such as Women in Cages
(1971) and The Big Doll House
(1971) were filmed in the Philippines. While there she contracted a deadly tropical disease and nearly died. She lost her hair and was temporarily blind for almost a month. It took nearly a year for her to recover.