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Rosey Grier

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Roosevelt "Rosey" Grier (born July 14, 1932 in Cuthbert, Georgia) is an American actor, singer, Christian minister, and former professional American football player. He was a notable college football player for Pennsylvania State University who earned a retrospective place in the National Collegiate Athletic Association 100th anniversary list of 100 most influential student athletes. As a professional player, Grier was a member of the New York Giants, and the original Fearsome Foursome of the Los Angeles Rams and played in the Pro Bowl twice. After Grier's professional sports career he worked as a bodyguard for Robert Kennedy during the 1968 presidential campaign and was guarding the senator's wife, Ethel Kennedy, during the Robert F. Kennedy assassination. Although unable to prevent that killing, Grier took control of the gun and subdued the shooter, Sirhan Sirhan. Grier's other activities have been colorful and varied. He hosted his own Los Angeles television show and made approximately 70 guest appearances on various shows during the 1960s and 1970s. As a singer, Grier first released singles on the A label in 1960, and over the following twenty-five years he continued to record on various labels including Liberty, Ric, MGM and A&M. His recording of a tribute to Robert Kennedy, "People Make The World" (written by Bobby Womack) was his only chart single, peaking at #128 in 1968. Grier is known for his serious pursuit of hobbies not traditionally associated with men such as macrame and needlepoint. He has authored several books, including Rosey Grier's Needlepoint for Men in 1973. Grier became an ordained Christian minister in 1983 and travels as an inspirational speaker. He founded American Neighborhood Enterprises, a nonprofit organization that serves inner city youth. Description above from the Wikipedia article Rosey Grier, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.



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Born:
Jul 14, 1932 In Cuthbert, Georgia
Movie/TV Credits:
26
First Appeared:
In the series The Hollywood Palace 1964-01-04
Latest Project:
Series To Kill a Cop 2017
Known For
Poster of SampleThis
Poster of The Simpsons
Poster of The Sophisticated Gents
Poster of The Treasure of Jamaica Reef
Filmography

The $1.98 Beauty Show (2018)

Series
as Unknown

To Kill a Cop (2018)

Drama Crime
Series
as Albert Hoyt

SampleThis (2013)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself
6.0 5 votes

Saved by the Bell: The New Class (1993)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
5.3 3 votes

The Simpsons (1989)

Animation Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.1 902 votes

Aloha Paradise (1981)

Series
as Unknown

The Sophisticated Gents (1981)

Drama
Series
as Cudjo Evers

The Gong Show Movie (1980)

Comedy
Movie
as Himself
3.7 5 votes

Roots: The Next Generations (1979)

Drama
Series

The Glove (1979)

Thriller Action Adventure
Movie
as Victor Hale
6.3 2 votes

Flying High (1978)

Drama Comedy
Series
as Unknown

Rabbit Test (1978)

Comedy
Movie
as Cabbie
3.7 3 votes

The White Shadow (1978)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.5 3 votes

CHiPs (1977)

Drama Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
6.0 24 votes

Quincy, M.E. (1976)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.0 26 votes

The Treasure of Jamaica Reef (1975)

Horror
Movie
as Asper (as Rosey Grier)
3 1 votes

The Jeffersons (1975)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
6.6 20 votes

Free to Be… You and Me (1974)

Animation Family
Movie
as Himself
6.2 3 votes

Movin' On (1974)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Tony Orlando and Dawn (1974)

Family Comedy
Series
as Unknown

Kojak (1973)

Drama Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
6.9 19 votes

Skyjacked (1972)

Adventure Action Thriller Drama
Movie
as Gary Brown
5.6 10 votes

The Thing with Two Heads (1972)

Comedy Horror Science Fiction
Movie
as Jack Moss
3.8 16 votes

Hullabaloo (1965)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown

The Hollywood Palace (1964)

Series
as Unknown
9.0 1 votes

Shindig! (1964)

Reality
Series
as Unknown
6 1 votes