Pam Grier on her acting career, women's rights and being a lifelong learner

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Pam Grier poses at the 2020 ABC Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Veteran actress Pam Grier says her grandfather was a feminist and taught her to be well-rounded.

“He taught us to fill your life, then you are worth something, you can share and people will be interested,“ said Grier, who was regarded by Quentin Tarantino as cinema’s first female action star.

On a recent edition of “Closer Look,” program host Rose Scott pulls from the show’s archive to revisit a listener’s favorite, where Rose interviews Grier.

The “Foxy Brown“ actress, whose career spans more than five decades, discusses her lifelong journey of learning, beating cervical cancer and plans for her biopic.

“Women need that equality, they gotta get better pay, they gotta build confidence and don’t tear them down just because they may not lift as many weights,” said Grier.