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Interview: Foxy! Pam Grier Remembers ‘My Life in Three Acts’

16 June 2010 11:24 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Pam Grier has a strong, peaceful aura. After inventing the female action hero in her early 1970s hits “Coffy” and “Foxy Brown,” Grier has navigated her life through optimistic success. She was in Chicago for a book signing at Borders State Street, promoting ‘Foxy: My Life in Three Acts.”

Pam Grier was born in North Carolina, and despite some difficult and exploitative circumstances in her early development, managed to go to college and move to Los Angeles. She was discovered working as a secretary for American International Pictures, which led to some early 1970s women-in-prison films (”The Big Bird Cage”).

It was shortly thereafter that the big break came with two decade-defining films, “Coffy” [1973] and “Foxy Brown” [1974]. Part of the so-called “blaxploitation” period, Grier’s roles were different simply because she became the first woman lead in an action movie. With her beauty and overt sexuality, she re-imagined the ideal hero, »

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