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Grier, Rosey


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  • Variants

    • Grier, Roosevelt
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        19320714
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Pennsylvania State University
        • Organization: (naf) New York Giants (Football team)
        • Organization: (naf) Los Angeles Rams (Football team)
        • Organization: (naf) Special Olympics, Inc.
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Kennedy Foundation for the Mentally Retarded
        • Organization: American Neighborhood Enterprises (Organization)
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Cuthbert (Ga.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Gender

        male
    • Occupation

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  • Sources

    • found: Data from Churchill Films for Rosey Grier ... [MP] 1978 (subj.)(Rosey Grier)
    • found: His Rosey, c1986:t.p. (Roosevelt "Rosey" Grier) p. 4 (b. 7/14/32; professional athlete)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed December 21, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database:(Grier, Rosey; Roosevelt Grier; football player, social reformer, author, singer-actor, celebrity; born 14 July 1932 in Cuthbert, Georgia, United States; enrolled in Penn State University and studied psychology, music, and education (1950); received first-team All-American football honors (1955); set an Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletics of America shot-put record (fifty-eight feet) in track and field; signed with the National Football League's New York Giants; won East Conference titles (1958, 1959, 1961, and 1962); was sent to the Los Angeles Rams (1964) where he earned two All-Pro titles; retired from football (1968); became a published songwriter, guitarist, pianist, and singer; performed at New York's Carnegie Hall (1963); hosted his own pioneering half-hour talk show, “The Rosey Grier Show” (1969); campaigned with Senator Robert Kennedy during his bid for the presidency (1968); had a starring role in the science fiction cult classic “The Thing with Two Heads” (1972); his book “The Rosey Grier Needlepoint Book for Men” was a best seller (1973); was ordained as a minister (1983) and devoted himself to religious and community causes; served on the board of the Special Olympics and the Kennedy Foundation for the Mentally Retarded; founded the American Neighborhood Enterprises (ANE) and served as chairman of the board for Impact Urban America; was a spiritual adviser for O. J. Simpson (1994-1995))
  • LC Classification

    • PS3557.R48838
  • Change Notes

    • 1978-12-04: new
    • 2015-04-20: revised
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