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In the 1970s, Pam Grier became the African-American "it" girl after starring in the cult classic, Foxy Brown. She was called a "sex goddess" by New York Magazine and the "mocha mogul of Hollywood" by Ms. Magazine. Throughout her career, the Golden Globe- and Emmy-nominated actress starred in more than 20 films and acted alongside some of Hollywood's biggest names, from Paul Newman to Samuel L. Jackson.
Off-screen, Pam dated a series of high-profile men that included Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Freddie Prinze and Richard Pryor.
After a series of smaller TV and film roles, director Quentin Tarantino reignited her career in 1997 by casting her in the title role of the hit movie Jackie Brown, a part he thought only she could play.