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About Alex Haley
Alex Haley was a celebrated African American author best remembered for his 1976 novel Roots: The Saga of an American Family, which was in 1979 adapted into ABC's hit television miniseries Roots: The Next Generations.
He was married three times. His third and final marriage was to Myra Lewis. The marriage lasted from 1977 until his death in 1992. He had three children.
His first book The Autobiography of Malcolm X, which was published in 1965, was in 1998 included in TIME magazine's list of the 10 most influential nonfiction books of the 20th century.
He served in the United States Coast Guard from 1939 to 1959.
In 1978, it was revealed that his iconic book Roots: The Saga of an American Family was plagiarized from writer Harold Courlander’s 1967 novel titled The African.
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Famous quotes by Alex Haley
In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.Alex Haley
My fondest hope is that 'Roots' may start black, white, brown, red, yellow people digging back for their own roots. Man, that would make me feel 90 feet tall.Alex Haley
Racism is taught in our society, it is not automatic. It is learned behavior toward persons with dissimilar physical characteristics.Alex Haley
When you start about family, about lineage and ancestry, you are talking about every person on earth.Alex Haley
Alex Haley's Popularity
Alex Haley was a famous American historian, who was born on August 11, 1921. As a person born on this date, Alex Haley is listed in our database as the 22nd most popular celebrity for the day (August 11) and the 7th most popular for the year (1921).
People born on August 11 fall under the Zodiac sign of Leo, the Lion. Alex Haley is the 781st most popular Leo.
Aside from information specific to Alex Haley's birthday, Alex Haley is the 5211th most famous American and ranks 2nd in famous people born in Ithaca, New York, U.S.
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