Alex Haley

Alex Haley bio

Birth Name: Alexander Murray Palmer Haley

Occupation: Autobiographer

Place Of Birth: Ithaca

Date Of Birth: August 11, 1921

Date Of Death: February 10, 1992

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Black

Nationality: American

Alex Haley was born on the 11th of August, 1921. He was famous for being a Autobiographer. Author who received a Pulitzer Prize for Roots: The Saga of an American Family. He also received the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for his work on The Autobiography of Malcolm X.

Alex Haley was born in Ithaca. He began studying at Alcorn State University in his mid-teens and later transferred to Elizabeth City State College. He left school to join the military and he served in the Coast Guard for twenty-one years, first as a mess attendant and later as a Petty Officer Third Class. He co-wrote Malcolm X ‘s autobiography.

Alex Haley was a Leo and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Alex Haley was born in 1920s. The 1920s represented an era of change and growth. The decade was one of learning and exploration. The economic boom and the Jazz Age were over, and America began the period called the Great Depression. Discover what happened on this day.

Alexander Murray Palmer Haley is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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Alex Haley’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Alex Haley’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Alex Haley kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Alex Haley was born in the Year of the Rooster.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Alexander Murray Palmer Haley
BIRTH DAY: Thursday



Zodiac Sign: Alex Haley was a Leo. People of this zodiac sign like to be admired, expensive things, bright colors, and dislike being ignored, facing difficulties, not being treated specially. The strengths of this sign are being creative, passionate, generous, warm-hearted, cheerful, humorous, while weaknesses can be arrogant, stubborn, self-centered, lazy and inflexible. The greatest overall compatibility with Leo is Aquarius, Gemini.

Chinese Zodiac: Alex Haley was born in the Year of the Tiger. People born under this sign are honest, observant and hardworking. They seldom rely on other people in daily life, which can make them impatient when dealing with others.

Ruling Planet: Alex Haley had a ruling planet of Sun and has a ruling planet of Sun and by astrological associations Saturday is ruled by Sun. The Sun is about vitality and is the core giver of life. It is also known as being the most generous and noble of signs. People who are born with the Sun as the ruling planet are courageous, self-expressive and bold.

Alex Haley’s birth sign is Leo and he had a ruling planet of Sun.

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