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(New York Daily News)   Badass 'Blaxploitation' stars from the 1970s: Where are they now? (Badass slideshow)   (nydailynews.com ) divider line
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2012-02-22 10:25:11 AM  
i'll watch any of them for a glimpse of Pam Grier's formerly world class rack.
 
2012-02-22 12:47:59 PM  
Here's a lovely example of comma addiction from the slideshow:

"Football legend, Jim Brown, is not only known for being one of the greatest players in the NFL, but he was also an integral part of the Blaxploitation genre."

Comma addiction is a real-world disease that destroys journalism. We need to stop this dreadful poison before it damages our fragile republic.
 
2012-02-22 12:50:25 PM  

Cewley: i'll watch any of them for a glimpse of Pam Grier's formerly world class rack.


Came here to say this. I have yet to see its equal.

/fist of an angry god, etc
 
2012-02-22 01:20:17 PM  
Now I want to go watch a blaxploitation marathon. Subby, you are one bad mother...
 
2012-02-22 01:30:40 PM  
What no Isaac from the Love Boat?
 
2012-02-22 01:30:45 PM  
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1: The 1970s produced the genre that would later come to be known as 'Blaxploitation' [original slide here]
2: PAM GRIER: Grier's fame grew in the 1970s when she starred in several Blaxploitation films like 'Cof [original slide here]
3: RICHARD ROUNDTREE: Roundtree is known as a leading man in many Blaxploitation movies, especially 'Sh [original slide here]
4: JIM BROWN: Football legend, Jim Brown, is not only known for being one of the greatest players in th [original slide here]
5: FRED WILLIAMSON: Fred 'The Hammer' Williamson starred in 'Black Caesar' in 1973, paying homage to pr [original slide here]
6: JUDY PACE: Pace starred as Iris in 'Cotton Comes to Harlem' (1970) [original slide here]
7: OSSIE DAVIS: Ossie Davis wrote and directed 'Cotton Comes to Harlem [original slide here]
8: RUDY RAY MOORE: He may be better known as Dolemite, the articulate pimp, but Rudy Ray Moore, was a c [original slide here]
9: NICHELLE NICHOLS: Nichelle Nichols popped up during the '70s in 'Truck Turner [original slide here]
10: ISAAC HAYES: Best known for his musical career, Isaac Hayes was also an actor back in the Blaxploita [original slide here]
11: BILLY DEE WILLIAMS: Williams starred in two Blaxploitation films, 'The Take' and 'Hit!' in the early [original slide here]
12: TRINA PARKS: Trina Parks popped up in the '70s as an actress with a few roles [original slide here]
13: JIM KELLY: Jim Kelly appeared in a handful of Blaxploitation films in the '70s [original slide here]
14: RON O'NEAL: The Blaxploitation genre wouldn't exist without moves like 'Super Fly [original slide here]
15: BILL COSBY: Back in the '70s, Bill Cosby dabbled in the Blaxploitation genre, too [original slide here]
16: SIDNEY POITIER: Another wildly successful actor and director, Sidney Poitier also dabbled in film du [original slide here]
17: MELVIN AND MARIO VAN PEEBLES: In some cases, Blaxploitation spanned both the '70s and '80s with two [original slide here]
 
2012-02-22 01:36:49 PM  
I can dig it.
 
2012-02-22 01:38:03 PM  
No Ron Glass?
 
2012-02-22 01:40:29 PM  
ymarksthespot.files.wordpress.com

"Bring it on"
 
2012-02-22 01:40:39 PM  
I am proud to own Detroit: 9000 on both VHS and DVD.
 
2012-02-22 01:44:12 PM  

Sybarite: Now I want to go watch a blaxploitation marathon. Subby, you are one bad mother...


Shut yo' mouth!
 
2012-02-22 01:44:40 PM  

TheHopeDiamond: I am proud to own Detroit: 9000 on both VHS and DVD.


No betamax?or laser disk?
 
2012-02-22 01:46:17 PM  
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Bumpy doesn't like this list. That's right, Bumpy speaks in the 3rd person.
 
2012-02-22 01:46:18 PM  
Now I can't stop thinking about Pam Grier's tits.
 
2012-02-22 01:50:32 PM  
Does "I'm gonna git you sucka" really count as blaxploitation? It's a parody of the genre.
 
2012-02-22 01:51:06 PM  
Tonight I'm watching Black Dynamite.

Things gonna get funky
 
2012-02-22 01:52:29 PM  
Also, Fred Williamson in Black Caesar is without a doubt the coolest motherfarker ever filmed.
 
2012-02-22 01:54:03 PM  
Another actor who made his bones during that era, Dick Anthony Williams, recently passed away.

He played "Pretty Tony" in The Mack (that's him on the left, holding the money):

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And here he was more recently:

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2012-02-22 01:56:14 PM  

Zombie Hitler: Now I can't stop thinking about Pam Grier's tits.


Welcome to my everyday life.
 
2012-02-22 01:59:25 PM  

I Browse: Zombie Hitler: Now I can't stop thinking about Pam Grier's tits.

Welcome to my everyday life.


It's nice here.
 
2012-02-22 02:16:40 PM  

Evil Mackerel: TheHopeDiamond: I am proud to own Detroit: 9000 on both VHS and DVD.

No betamax?or laser disk?


I didn't have either of those players :)
 
2012-02-22 02:21:31 PM  
I watched Truck Turner about 8 or 9 years ago. I didn't see a lot of blaxploitation stuff as a kid, but I watch it these days when I get a chance.

I had never seen Nichelle Nichols in anything but Star Trek. When I first saw her in Truck Turner, my first thought was, "Hey, it's Uhura! That's cool..." and then when she started cussing up a storm and drawing parallels between one of her whores and fried chicken, I spit soda all over myself in surprise.

Truck Turner is solidly in my top 10 movies I've ever seen and a good 95% of that has to do with 'ho-keeping Uhura.
 
2012-02-22 02:28:23 PM  

Donnchadha: Sybarite: Now I want to go watch a blaxploitation marathon. Subby, you are one bad mother...

Shut yo' mouth!



I'm talkin' 'bout Subby.
 
2012-02-22 02:28:45 PM  
Pooty Tang. Not the eighties, but he was one bad wah da tay on da simi tau.
 
2012-02-22 02:29:04 PM  
Where's Big Jim Slade?
 
2012-02-22 02:29:16 PM  
blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com

Get him, girls! Maybe you can get a rise out of this limp list.
 
2012-02-22 02:29:53 PM  
What? No Marki Bey?
 
2012-02-22 02:34:16 PM  
Not quite blaxploitation, but I wonder where Rollo (Nathaniel Taylor) from Sanford and Son is now. According to IMDB, he hasn't done anything since 1986.
 
2012-02-22 02:36:10 PM  
CSB:

I saw Rudy Ray Moore playing craps in Vegas back in 1998.
 
2012-02-22 02:48:33 PM  

Labrat407: [blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com image 300x261]

Get him, girls! Maybe you can get a rise out of this limp list.


SHO-NUFF!


/classic
 
2012-02-22 02:57:13 PM  

PIP_the_TROLL: Truck Turner is solidly in my top 10 movies I've ever seen and a good 95% of that has to do with 'ho-keeping Uhura.


I haven't seen this and apparently no one else has, but there appears to be more ho-keeping.
 
2012-02-22 02:58:39 PM  
unlimitedjuice.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-02-22 03:12:22 PM  
"I threw that shiat before I even walked in the room!"
 
2012-02-22 03:29:51 PM  
and where is Thalmus Rasulala?? and that article was written by a dyslexic third grader.
'when she appeared in Quentin Tarantino's 'Jackie Brown.' Her role as Jackie Brown earned her a Golden Globe nod for Best Actress.'..well no shiat.
. 'Pictured here, Brown played Gunn in 'Black Gunn' (1972). The star of the movie',...once again..no shiat
 
2012-02-22 03:31:11 PM  

MagSeven: "I threw that shiat before I even walked in the room!"


I love that line.
 
2012-02-22 03:35:37 PM  
In what universe was Sidney Poitier ever a blacksploitation actor?
 
2012-02-22 03:38:39 PM  
I saw Rudy Ray Moore do stand up at Comedy Caravan in Louisville a few years ago...best birthday ever! Sat right up front at the bar around the stage!!!
 
2012-02-22 03:48:37 PM  
wwsshpAAA!!!
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R.I.P. junkyard born insecure motherfarker
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///hot,hot,hot
 
2012-02-22 03:48:47 PM  
I just saw Sheba, Baby on Netflix. Pam Grier , in a wetsuit, with an uzi, kicking whitey in the junk. It may be the greatest film of the 20th century.
 
2012-02-22 03:49:02 PM  

JOHN MCENROE MY CHILDHOOD NEMESIS: [unlimitedjuice.files.wordpress.com image 509x755]


Fantastic homage/spoof.
 
2012-02-22 03:52:12 PM  
Put you weight on it!
 
2012-02-22 03:52:24 PM  

PIP_the_TROLL:
I had never seen Nichelle Nichols in anything but Star Trek. When I first saw her in Truck Turner, my first thought was, "Hey, it's Uhura! That's cool..." and then when she started cussing up a storm and drawing parallels between one of her whores and fried chicken, I spit soda all over myself in surprise.


Had the same experience with the woman who played "Aunt Esther" on "Sanford and Son" when I saw "Shakes the Clown." Still remember her lines in the movie too, and it's been probably 20 years since I've seen it, it was that shocking to me.

JOHN MCENROE MY CHILDHOOD NEMESIS: BLACK DYNAMITE JPG


SO MUCH THIS!
 
2012-02-22 03:52:36 PM  

PIP_the_TROLL: I watched Truck Turner about 8 or 9 years ago. I didn't see a lot of blaxploitation stuff as a kid, but I watch it these days when I get a chance.

I had never seen Nichelle Nichols in anything but Star Trek. When I first saw her in Truck Turner, my first thought was, "Hey, it's Uhura! That's cool..." and then when she started cussing up a storm and drawing parallels between one of her whores and fried chicken, I spit soda all over myself in surprise.

Truck Turner is solidly in my top 10 movies I've ever seen and a good 95% of that has to do with 'ho-keeping Uhura.


I always saw Truck Turner as a movie about a pussy-whipped loser who was just barely competent enough to get the job done that he's paid to do.
 
2012-02-22 03:54:44 PM  
My daddy's name is Black Dynamite too.
 
2012-02-22 03:58:29 PM  
In 1974, A good friend of mine's father, Rockne Tarkington starred in "Black Samson" a heartwarming tale of a nightclub owner, his lady, his walking stick, and his lion.

upload.wikimedia.org

He also played Elihu Morgan on "The Banana Splits Adventure Hour", on the "Danger Island" show which made Jan Michael Vincent famous, and created a kiddie meme in the phrase "Uh oh, Chongo!".

cdn1.iofferphoto.com

My friend's mom was Elvis' love interest in "Blue Hawaii".

photos.elvispresleymusic.com.au

That's her, in your grandma's bikini.
 
2012-02-22 04:02:07 PM  
How could they forget William Marshall, Blacula?
 
2012-02-22 04:03:20 PM  

Come on, everyone break out...

Everybody was kung-fu fighting
Those cats were fast as lightning
In fact it was a little bit frightning
For they fought with expert timing

 
2012-02-22 04:05:06 PM  
DOLEMITE, MOTHERFARKER!
 
2012-02-22 04:24:22 PM  

Evil Mackerel: TheHopeDiamond: I am proud to own Detroit: 9000 on both VHS and DVD.

No betamax?or laser disk?


laughing out loud.
 
2012-02-22 04:26:12 PM  

Blackbrain: My daddy's name is Black Dynamite too.


Blackbrain: My daddy's name is Black Dynamite too.


Uhh... Hush up little girl. Plenty of cats got that name!
 
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