|Born||in Ithaca, New York, USA|
|Died||in Seattle, Washington, USA (cardiac arrest following heart attack)|
|Birth Name||Alexander Murray Palmer Haley|
|Height||5' 10½" (1.79 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
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 holds the distinction of being the first Coast Guardsman to be designated in the specialty rate of Journalist in recognition of his able service to the Coast Guard's and Navy's public affairs and history programs. This was a significant position of responsibility for shaping the public image of the Coast Guard, and reporting news within the service, and the broke the previous tradition of black sailors serving almost exclusively in menial jobs as cooks, stewards, and stevedores.
Alex Haley's personal motto in life was "Find the Good and Praise It."
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Paul Wright
|Myra Lewis||(September 1977 - 10 February 1992) ( his death)|
|Juliette Collins||(29 September 1964 - 27 May 1972) ( divorced)|
|Nannie Branch||(21 August 1942 - 28 March 1964) ( divorced)|