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Festival of Books: actress Pam Grier

April 22, 2010 |  1:09 pm

Pamgrier_foxyThe classic blacksploitation pics "Coffy" and "Foxy Brown" made Pam Grier a star, and Quentin Tarantino made sure people didn't forget her talents with the 1997 picture "Jackie Brown." Now Grier has penned her first memoir, "Foxy: My Life in Three Acts," and she'll be talking about it Sunday at 2 p.m. at the L.A. Times Festival of Books.

Jacket Copy: You've had legions of fans since "Coffy" came out more than 30 years ago. What do you think they'll find in your upcoming memoir "Foxy: My Life in Three Acts" that they don't already know about you?

Pam Grier: In 1976 to save the life of Richard Pryor’s miniature horse, I pulled her into the back seat of my yellow Jag XJ6L and Richard Pryor, in a bathrobe, and me in tennis clothing, drove down 405 to the vet with many cars following. Richard said that I made him laugh.

JC: What are you currently reading?

PG: "The World is Hot, Flat and Crowded" by Thomas L. Friedman, "Giving the Love That Heals" by Harville Hendricks, "The Post American World" by Fareed Zakaria and "Nine Lives: Mystery, Magic, Death, and Life in New Orleans" by Dan Baum.

JC: What's the best movie script you ever read?

PG: Best read? "Sophie’s Choice." Best read and acted in? "Jackie Brown" by Quentin Tarantino.

JC: Do you have a favorite book or movie about Los Angeles?

PG: "Chinatown."

-- Carolyn Kellogg