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Alex Haley (Alexander Murray Palmer Haley)

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Biography

Ithaca, New York, USA
Alex Haley served in the United States Coast Guard during the Second World War, Korean Conflict, and Cold War, and was the first African-American Coast Guardsman in the modern era to reach the rank of Chief Petty Officer. This paved the way for many other black men and women to rise into the senior enlisted ranks in the naval services. He also holds the distinction of being the first Coast Guardsman to be designated in the specialty rate of Journalist in recognition of his able service to the Coast Guard's and Navy's public affairs and history programs. Read more...

Actor

Character: Himself

Roots 1977

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Character: Himself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Limited Series

The 33rd Annual Emmy Awards 1981

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Parkinson 1971

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Writing