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Alex Haley (1921–1992)

Alex Haley served in the United States Coast Guard during the Second World War, Korean Conflict, and Cold War, and was the first African-American Coast Guardsman in the modern era to reach the rank of Chief Petty Officer. This paved the way for many other black men and women to rise into the senior enlisted ranks in the naval services. He also ... See full bio »

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Known For

Malcolm X Writer
(1992)
Roots Writer
(2016)
(1980-1981)
(1973)

Filmography

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 2016 Roots (TV Mini-Series) (based upon the book by - 4 episodes)
- Part 4 (2016) ... (based upon the book by)
- Part 3 (2016) ... (based upon the book by)
- Part 2 (2016) ... (based upon the book by)
- Part 1 (2016) ... (based upon the book by)
 1998 Mama Flora's Family (TV Mini-Series) (book - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... (book)
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... (book)
  Queen (TV Mini-Series) (based upon a story by - 2 episodes, 1993) (story - 1 episode, 1993)
- Episode #1.3 (1993) ... (story)
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... (based upon a story by)
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... (based upon a story by)
 1992 Malcolm X (book "The Autobiography of Malcolm X")
  Palmerstown, U.S.A. (TV Series) (teleplay - 3 episodes, 1980) (writer - 1 episode, 1980) (created by - 1 episode, 1980)
- The Old Sister (1980) ... (teleplay)
- Kidnapped (1980) ... (teleplay)
- The Black Travelers: II (1980) ... (writer)
- The Black Travelers: I (1980) ... (teleplay)
- Palmerstown, U.S.A (1980) ... (creator)
  Roots: The Next Generations (TV Mini-Series) (books "Roots" and "Search" - 6 episodes, 1979) (book "Roots and Search" - 1 episode, 1979)
- Part VII (1960-1967) (1979) ... (books "Roots" and "Search")
- Part VI (1939-1950) (1979) ... (books "Roots" and "Search")
- Part V (1932-1933) (1979) ... (books "Roots" and "Search")
- Part IV (1917-1921) (1979) ... (book "Roots and Search")
- Part III (1914-1917) (1979) ... (books "Roots" and "Search")
 1977 Roots (TV Mini-Series) (book - 8 episodes)
- Part VIII (1977) ... (book)
- Part VII (1977) ... (book)
- Part VI (1977) ... (book)
- Part V (1977) ... (book)
- Part IV (1977) ... (book)
 1973 Super Fly T.N.T. (screenplay by)
 1972 Malcolm X (Documentary) (book "The Autobiography of Malcolm X")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Appeared in Frank Sinatra's music video for "L.A. Is My Lady" (1984)

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:

Kinte Haley Foundation

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Personal Quote:

Nobody can do for little children what grandparents can do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle dust over the lives of little children.

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Several hundred copies of his book "Roots" had to be recalled from the publisher because they had been accidentally bound with covers meant for "Gone With The Wind". See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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