The Many Lives and Loves of Rosey Grier

You may know Grier as a all star defensive tackle who played in the 50s for both the Giants and the Rams.  Or perhaps you are familiar with his many guest appearances on television (Daniel BooneMake Room for Granddaddy, and The White Shadow), and his amazing performance in the all too bizarre movie The Thing with Two Heads (1972).

But what you may not know about Rosey Grier is that he is a superstar needlepointer.  Yes, you read it right folks, needlepoint.  He elevated the craft to a whole other level in his book Rosey Grier’s Needlepoint for Men (1973).  Hey, at 6’5″ and 300 pounds, he didn’t care if you thought he was a sissy or not.



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