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Alex Haley
  • Name: Alex Haley
  • Born: 08/11/1921
  • Died: 02/10/1992 (70 years old)
  • Occupation: Writer

Alexander Murray Palmer Haley (August 11, 1921– February 10, 1992) was an American writer and the author of the 1976 book Roots: The Saga of an American Family. ABC adapted the book as a television miniseries of the same name and aired it in 1977 to a record-breaking audience of 130 million viewers. In the United States, the book and miniseries raised the public awareness of black American history and inspired a broad interest in genealogy and family history.

Birth Name: Alexander Murray Palmer Haley

Birth Place: Ithaca, New York, United States

Death Place: Seattle, Washington, United States

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