When it comes to sexy African-American actresses, Pam Grier stands alone.
Blaxploitation films such as Super Fly and Shaft crossed cultural and ethnic lines and drew diverse crowds to theaters back then. Macho black actors Richard Roundtree, Isaac Hayes, Jim Brown, and Fred Williamson all wrestled for supremacy as the genre’s top star. But when it came to actresses, there was no debate — Grier was top of the heap.
All these years later, she’s still a force to be reckoned, revealing her travels and travails in the revelatory memoir Foxy: My Life In Three Acts.
Grier, now 60, will be signing copies of her book and posing for photos from 7 to 9 pm this Friday (July 30) at The Dock Bookshop, 6637 Meadowbrook Dr, Fort Worth.