Pam Grier on her rise as a blaxploitation film star

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Actress Pam Grier is best known for her roles as a blaxploitation star in the 1970s films “Coffy” and “Foxy Brown.” Two decades later, she made a comeback, playing “Jackie Brown” in Quentin Tarantino’s homage to her early career. She’s written a new memoir, “Foxy: My Life in Three Acts,” detailing her rise to fame and her struggles as a young girl dealing with sexual violence and racial prejudice.

In her book, Grier tells how she grew to success as an actor and the lessons she has learned from her career.

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