Goal Dust

The Warm and Candid Memoirs of a Pioneer Black Athlete and Actor

Book Description

Woody Strode's extraordinary career led him from football field to wrestling ring to Hollywood. In 1939 Woody, Jackie Robinson and Kenny Washington led UCLA to its first undefeated football season. After World War II Woody and Kenny Washington became the first blacks to play in the NFL. In 1950 Woody became pro wrestling's first black star, After that it was a small step to Hollywood where he appeared in such films as The Ten Commandments, Spartacus, and The Cotton Club. Sam Young and Woody Strode met while working on a televisions production. Their relationship grew until after three years, countless hours of conversations and interviews, Goal Dust was completed.

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