Birth Name: Pamela Suzette Grier
Place of Birth: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, U.S.
Date of Birth: May 26, 1949
Ethnicity: African-American, possibly other
Pam Grier is an American actress.
She is the daughter of Gwendolyn Sylvia (Samuels) and Clarence Ransom Grier, Jr. Her parents are/were both black.
Pam has said:
People see me as a strong black figure, and I’m proud of that… But I’m a mix of several races: Hispanic, Chinese, Filipino. My dad was black, and my mom was Cheyenne Indian.
She has also stated that her maternal grandfather was a Filipino named “Raymundo Parrilla”. It is not clear if these statements have been documented/verified as accurate.
Pam’s paternal grandfather was Clarence Ransom Grier (the son of Dock Anderson/Alexander Grier and Martha Jane Grier). Dock was the son of Thomas Grier and Susan E. Neel. Martha was the daughter of Maurice Arthur Grier.
Pam’s paternal grandmother was Myrtle Hutchinson (the daughter of Jasper Hutchinson and Julia).
Sources: Genealogy of Pam Grier (partially unverified) – https://www.geni.com
Pam’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Marriage record of Pam’s paternal grandparents, Clarence Ransom Grier and Myrtle Hutchinson – https://familysearch.org
Death record of Pam’s paternal grandfather, Clarence Ransom Grier – https://familysearch.org
Pam’s paternal great-grandparents, Dock Anderson/Alexander Grier and Martha Jane Grier, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Dock Anderson/Alexander Grier and Martha Jane Grier on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
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