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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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Jul 14, 1932 In Cuthbert, Georgia
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Kraft Music Hall 1958-10-08
Latest Project:
Movie '51 Dons 2014-02-09
Known For
Poster of '51 Dons
Poster of Quincy, M.E.
Poster of The Jeffersons
Poster of I Dream of Jeannie
Movie '51 Dons Self 2014-02-09
Movie SampleThis Self 2013-09-12
Movie Reggie's Prayer Rev. Jeremiah Knox 1996-08-01
Series Saved by the Bell: The New Class Unknown 1993-09-11
Series The Simpsons himself (voice) 1989-12-17
Series Aloha Paradise Unknown 1981-02-25
Series The Sophisticated Gents Cudjo Evers 1981-09-29
Movie The Gong Show Movie Himself 1980-05-23
Movie The Glove Victor Hale 1979-12-01
Series Roots: The Next Generations 1979-02-18
Movie The Seekers Amos Samuels 1979-07-08
Movie Rabbit Test Cabbie 1978-04-09
Series To Kill a Cop Albert Hoyt 1978-04-10
Series The White Shadow Unknown 1978-11-27
Series Flying High Unknown 1978-09-29
Series CHiPs Unknown 1977-09-15
Series Quincy, M.E. Unknown 1976-10-03
Movie Timber Tramps Redwood Rosenbloom 1975-12-31
Series The Jeffersons Unknown 1975-01-18
Movie The Treasure of Jamaica Reef Asper (as Rosey Grier) 1975-03-01
Movie Free to Be… You and Me Himself 1974-03-11
Series Tony Orlando and Dawn Unknown 1974-12-04
Series Movin' On Unknown 1974-05-08
Series Kojak Unknown 1973-10-24
Movie Second Chance Maxie Hill 1972-02-08
Movie Skyjacked Gary Brown 1972-05-24
Movie The Thing with Two Heads Jack Moss 1972-07-19
Movie Carter's Army Big Jim 1970-01-27
Movie The Desperate Mission Morgan 1969-01-01
Series Hullabaloo Unknown 1965-01-12
Series I Dream of Jeannie Sam 1965-09-18
Series Shindig! Unknown 1964-09-16
Series The Hollywood Palace Unknown 1964-01-04
Series Kraft Music Hall Self 1958-10-08