Friday, October 06, 2006

R.I.P. Cleo



As Cleopatra Jones, Tamara Dobson was the baddest sistah to kick some butt this side of Pam Grier.

She was 6-foot-2, sultry and strong. She made me proud to be an amazon.

She died of multiple sclerosis this week at 59. She will be missed.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh Goodness! I grew up with her movies. Ironically I was googling her a couple of months ago to show my colleagues here in Switzerland, where I'm working, where the term "blaxploitation" came from.
Too soon. Didn't even know she had MS.
RIP, maam. May your spirit always be amongst us.

Chandra

10:09 AM  
Blogger Fizzle said...

Bad ass mamacita. Yet another to add to the list of dignified and rarefied amazonians....

10:17 AM  
Anonymous StephLouise:) said...

well, i'm not amazon (at least vertically), but that's a shame. Rest in Peace, Cleo! **raising the fist in the air**

7:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was her movies and others like it that began a lifetime of pride in me and later in my wife and children.

May she rest in peace.

Mitch
DarlingtonSC

5:25 PM  

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