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Alex Haley
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Alex Haley

Author of American classic 'Roots'
Alex Haley

Alexander Murray Palmer Haley

Age

70

Born

11 Aug 1921

Died

10 Feb 1992

Alex Haley Bio Details

Full name

Alexander Murray Palmer Haley

Gender

Male

Age

70

Date of birth

11 Aug 1921

Birth place

Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York, USA

Date of death:

10 Feb 1992

Place of death

Seattle, King County, Washington, USA

Cause of death

Heart Attack

Occupations

Author

Journalist

US Coast Guard

Plagiarism

After 'Roots was published Haley was taken to court by fellow author Harold Courtlander, accused of plagiarism.  Haley admitted that passages from Courtland's book 'The African' - about an African boy who is captured by slave traders, taken across the Atlantic on a slave ship, and tries to hold on to his African traditions on a plantation in America - had appeared in 'Roots' and settled out of court.

The Lover

During his life Haley insisted that his private life remained private.  Only after his death did his 3rd wife Myra discover a number of mistresses that he had been involved with over the years.  Nan, his first wife, insisted that their divorce had never been finalised and refused to recognise the legality of his 2nd and 3rd marriages.  As well as this, according to Myra, 4 of his mistresses turned up at his funeral.

Alex Haley Siblings

Lois Haley

Half-sister

other parent: Zeona Haley

George Haley

Brother

Julius Haley

Brother

Partners of 
Alex Haley

Myra Lewis Haley

Married

Sep 1977

Juliette Collins Haley

Divorced

1 child together

married 1964
divorce 1972

Nannie Virginia Haley

Divorced

2 children together

married 21 Aug 1942
divorce 1964

Alex Haley Children

Alex Haley Partner(s) Other Children

Lydia Anne Haley

with Nannie Virginia Haley

William Alexander Haley

died 2012
with Nannie Virginia Haley

Cynthia Gertrude Haley

with Juliette Collins Haley

Alex Haley Family

Alex Haley's parents:

Alex Haley's father was Simon Haley Alex Haley's mother was Bertha George Haley Alex Haley's step-mother was Zeona Haley


Alex Haley's children:

Alex Haley's daughter is Lydia Anne Haley Alex Haley's son was William Alexander Haley Alex Haley's daughter is Cynthia Gertrude Haley


Alex Haley's current partners:

Alex Haley's wife was Myra Lewis Haley


Alex Haley's former partners:

Alex Haley's former wife is Juliette Collins Haley Alex Haley's former wife was Nannie Virginia Haley


Alex Haley's siblings:

Alex Haley's brother was George Haley Alex Haley's half-sister is Lois Haley Alex Haley's brother was Julius Haley


Alex Haley's nieces and nephews:

Alex Haley's nephew is David B. Haley Alex Haley's niece is Anne P. Brown Alex Haley's nephew is Alan Cornell Haley Alex Haley's nephew is Christopher Embree Haley


Alex Haley's grandparents:

Alex Haley's grandfather was William Edward Palmer Alex Haley's grandmother was Cynthia Babica Palmer Alex Haley's grandfather was Alex Haley Alex Haley's grandmother was Queen Haley


Alex Haley's great grandparents:

Alex Haley's great grandfather was Tom Lee Murray Alex Haley's great grandmother was Arena Murray Alex Haley's great grandfather was George W. Palmer Alex Haley's great grandfather was James Jackson Alex Haley's great grandmother was Easter Jackson   Alex Haley's great great grandfather was George Lea Alex Haley's great great grandmother was Mathilda McGreggor Lea Alex Haley's great great grandfather was Solomon Palmer Alex Haley's great great grandmother was Mariah Palmer Alex Haley's great great grandfather was James Jackson Alex Haley's great great grandmother was Sally Jackson   Alex Haley's 3x great grandfather was Tom Lea Alex Haley's 3x great grandmother was Kizzy Lea Alex Haley's 3x great grandfather was James Jackson   Alex Haley's 4x great grandfather was Kunte Kinte Alex Haley's 4x great grandmother was Bell Alex Haley's 4x great grandfather was Hugh Jackson Alex Haley's 4x great grandmother was Dame Nell Jackson   Alex Haley's 5x great grandfather was Omoro Kinte Alex Haley's 5x great grandmother was Binta Kinte Alex Haley's 5x great grandfather was Henry Jackson Alex Haley's 5x great grandmother was Mary Jackson   Alex Haley's 6x great grandfather was Kairaba Kunta Kinte Alex Haley's 6x great grandmother was Yaisa Kinte


Alex Haley's uncles and aunts:

Alex Haley's uncle was Abner Jackson Davy Alex Haley's uncle was Conway Welsh Haley Alex Haley's uncle was Infant Son Haley


Alex Haley's great uncles and aunts:

Alex Haley's great aunt was Jane Jackson Alex Haley's great aunt was Mary Steele Jackson Alex Haley's great aunt was Sarah Jackson Alex Haley's great aunt was Nora Phillips Alex Haley's great uncle was Robert Andrew Jackson Alex Haley's great aunt was Elizabeth Jackson Alex Haley's great aunt was Maria Murray Alex Haley's great aunt was Ellen Murray Alex Haley's great aunt was Wini Murray Alex Haley's great aunt was Mathilda Murray Alex Haley's great uncle was Tom Murray Alex Haley's great aunt was Lizzie Murray