Alex Haley Biography

Alexander Murray Palmer "Alex" Haley was an American writer. He is best known as the author of the 1976 book Roots: The Saga of an American Family. It was adapted by ABC as a TV mini-series of the same name and aired in 1977 to a record-breaking 130 million viewers. It had great influence on awareness in the United States of African-American history and inspired a broad interest in genealogy and family history.

Haley had previously written The Autobiography of Malcolm X, a collaboration through numerous lengthy interviews with the subject, a major African-American leader.

He was working on a second family history novel at his death. Haley had requested that David Stevens, a screenwriter, complete it; the book was published as Alex Haley's Queen. It was adapted as a film of the same name released in 1993. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Alex Haley
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Writer, Journalist, Novelist, Author, Screenwriter
Ethnicity:
African American
Date of Birth:
August 11, 1921
Astrological Sign:
Leo
Date of Death:
February 10, 1992
Age at Death:
70
Cause of Death:
Myocardial infarction
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