Odessa Grady Clay

Domestic worker, Person or entity appearing in film

1917 – 1994

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Who was Odessa Grady Clay?

Odessa Lee Clay was the mother of three-time World Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali and Rudolph Valentino Clay, now Rahman Ali and grandmother of Laila Ali. She married Cassius Marcellus Clay, Sr. in the 1930s and worked for some time as a household domestic to help support her young children.

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Born
Feb 12, 1917
Hopkins County
Also known as
  • Odessa Lee Clay
  • Odessa O'Grady Clay
  • Odessa Lee Grady
  • Odessa Lee Grady Clay
Parents
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • Louisville
Died
Aug 20, 1994
Louisville

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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