In the 1980s she performed in the stage play "Frankie and Johnny at the Clair de Lune" with actor Richard Lawson
; Grier gained eighty pounds to prepare for this role. The prolific dramatist Terrence McNally
authored this play, which was adapted for the screen; See Frankie and Johnny
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You know, I had to bump heads with a lot of men in the industry. They were not comfortable with showing a progressive black female in an action role. As a strong woman, I was seen as a threat. There was a fear that women would mimic me in real life. I remember certain people saying: "Oh, she's taking our jobs, she's castrating men" -- as far as I was concerned, I thought: "We don't need to walk ...
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.