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Rosey Grier

Rosey GrierAKA Roosevelt Grier

Born: 14-Jul-1932
Birthplace: Cuthbert, GA

Gender: Male
Religion: Protestant
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Football, Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: LA Rams All-Pro defensive lineman

Grier played 1955-62 for the New York Giants, then 1963-66 for the Los Angeles Rams. He retired after an injury to his Achilles tendon, becoming an actor (notably in The Thing with Two Heads) and macrame aficionado.

In the immediate aftermath of Robert F. Kennedy's assasination, Grier, along with George Plimpton and Rafer Johnson, helped apprehend Sirhan Sirhan.

Cousin of Pam Grier.

Father: Joseph Grier
Mother: Ruth
Wife: Beatrice Lewis (div., one daughter)
Daughter: Denise
Wife: Margie (one son)
Son: Roosevelt Kennedy Grier

    University: Pennsylvania State University

    Sports Hall of Fame of New Jersey 1997
    Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
    Endorsement of Miller Brewing Company

    Los Angeles Rams Defensive Tackle (1963-66)
    New York Giants Defensive Tackle (1955-62)

    Movin' On Benjy (1975-76)
    Make Room for Granddaddy Rosey Robbins (1970-71)
    Daniel Boone Gabe Cooper (1969-70)

    Sample This (21-Oct-2012) · Himself
    The Sophisticated Gents (29-Sep-1981)
    The Gong Show Movie (9-May-1980) · Himself
    The Glove (Dec-1979)
    Rabbit Test (9-Apr-1978)
    The Treasure of Jamaica Reef (Mar-1975)
    The Thing with Two Heads (19-Jul-1972)
    Skyjacked (24-May-1972)

Author of books:
Rosey Grier's Needlepoint for Men (1973)
Rosey: The Gentle Giant: An Autobiography (1986, memoir)

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