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Judy Pace-Flood

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Profession

Category:
ArtMakers
Occupation(s):
Stage Actress
Film Actress

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Fuchsia, Magenta
Favorite Food:
Salmon (Wild)
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Maui, Hawaii
Favorite Quote:
None

Birthplace

Born:
6/15/1942
Birth Location:
Los Angeles, California

Profession

Category:
ArtMakers
Occupation(s):
Stage Actress
Film Actress

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Fuchsia, Magenta
Favorite Food:
Salmon (Wild)
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Maui, Hawaii
Favorite Quote:
None

Birthplace

Born:
6/15/1942
Birth Location:
Los Angeles
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Biography

Actress Judy Pace Flood was born Judy Pace on June 15, 1942, in Los Angeles, California. Attending Marvin Avenue Elementary School, and Louis Pastuer Junior High School, Pace graduated from Dorsey High School in 1960. Trained in modeling by her sister, Betty, Pace auditioned for the Ebony Fashion Fair and became the youngest model for the show’s 1961 to 1962 national tour.

In 1963 Pace auditioned for Columbia Pictures and was cast in William Castle’s horror film The Candyweb. Pace played a regular role in the 1969 season of Peyton Place and went on to appear in many other shows, including Batman, Bewitched, The Flying Nun, I Spy, The Young Lawyers, The Mod Squad, That’s My Mama, Sanford and Son, What’s Happening?, Good Times, and Sucker Free City.. Cast in Billy Wilder’s The Fortune Cookie in 1966, Pace also played roles in the movies Three in the Attic, The Thomas Crown Affair, and the acclaimed TV movie Brian’s Song. In 1970, Pace won acclaim for her role as Iris in the Ossie Davis directed Cotton Comes to Harlem; in 1973, she played Adelaide in a Las Vegas production of Guys and Dolls.

Pace married Ironsides actor Don Mitchell in 1972 and took time out for civic duties and to raise her two children during the 1980s. Divorced from Mitchell in 1986, Pace then married baseball’s Curt Flood. Since Flood’s death in 1997, Pace acted as a major spokesperson for his role in establishing free agency in professional sports. Pace founded the Kwanza Foundation with Nichelle Nichols.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Judy Pace-Flood describes her family's migration from Jackson, Mississippi to Los Angeles, California
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Judy Pace-Flood talks about her mother's upbringing
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Judy Pace-Flood talks about her father's side of the family
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Judy Pace-Flood talks about her paternal ancestors' experience in slavery
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Judy Pace-Flood lists her parents' occupations and her siblings
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Judy Pace-Flood describes her earliest childhood memory
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Judy Pace-Flood describes her childhood neighborhood in Los Angeles, California
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Judy Pace-Flood remembers her family's move to Los Angeles, California's Westside
  • Tape: 1 Story: 12 - Judy Pace-Flood remembers the demographics of her elementary and junior high schools in Los Angeles, California
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  • Tape: 1 Story: 14 - Judy Pace-Flood describes her favorite activities growing up in Los Angeles, California
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Judy Pace-Flood talks about notable classmates who attended Susan Miller Dorsey High School in Los Angeles, California
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Judy Pace-Flood remembers her interest in show business growing up in Los Angeles, California
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Judy Pace-Flood talks about the importance of church in her childhood
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Judy Pace-Flood describes her activities at Susan Miller Dorsey High School in Los Angeles, California
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Judy Pace-Flood talks about her demeanor and interests at Susan Miller Dorsey High School in Los Angeles, California
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Judy Pace-Flood talks about her family's knowledge of African American history and the Civil Rights Movement
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Judy Pace-Flood talks about pursuing a modeling career after graduating from Susan Miller Dorsey High School in Los Angeles, California in 1960
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Judy Pace-Flood remembers modeling for the Ebony Fashion Fair
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Judy Pace-Flood talks about her experiences with the Ebony Fashion Fair and Johnson Publishing Company in the early 1960s
  • Tape: 2 Story: 10 - Judy Pace-Flood describes her father's work for Douglas Aircraft Company
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Judy Pace-Flood talks about her contract with Columbia Pictures Corporation and her role in 'The Candy Web'
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Judy Pace-Flood talks about her television roles with Columbia Pictures Corporation
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Judy Pace-Flood talks about her roles on 'Batman'
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Judy Pace-Flood talks about her role on 'Peyton Place' and the growing presence of African Americans in Hollywood in the 1960s
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Judy Pace-Flood remembers the reception to 'Julia'
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Judy Pace-Flood remembers how appearing on 'The Dating Game' led to Curt Flood contacting her
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Judy Pace-Flood talks about her first date with Curt Flood at Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles, California
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Judy Pace-Flood talks about marrying Don Mitchell
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Judy Pace-Flood talks about colorism and how her acting success helped undermine that
  • Tape: 3 Story: 10 - Judy Pace-Flood talks about her leading role in 'Three in the Attic'
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Judy Pace-Flood talks her starring roles in movies with American International Pictures
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Judy Pace-Flood describes her role in 'Cotton Comes to Harlem'
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Judy Pace-Flood talks about her role as Adelaide in an all-black version of 'Guys and Dolls' at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Judy Pace-Flood talks about studying theater under Lillian Randolph in Los Angeles, California
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Judy Pace-Flood talks about her decision to leave show business to focus on motherhood in the late 1980s
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Judy Pace-Flood talks about her daughters' careers in show business and law
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Judy Pace-Flood talks about her return to acting when cast in Spike Lee's 'Sucker Free City'
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Judy Pace-Flood describes Major League Baseball's reserve clause
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Judy Pace-Flood talks about Curt Flood's talents and refusal to be traded to the Philadelphia Phillies
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Judy Pace-Flood talks about Curt Flood's challenge to Major League Baseball's reserve clause
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Judy Pace-Flood talks about the buildup to Flood v. Kuhn, 1972
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Judy Pace-Flood recalls challenges Curt Flood faced when challenging Major League Baseball in Flood v. Kuhn, 1972
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Judy Pace-Flood talks about discrimination Curt Flood faced as an African American baseball player
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Judy Pace-Flood shares Curt Flood's experience with racism during a Minor League Baseball game
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Judy Pace-Flood describes the significance of Oakland, California for Curt Flood and other African American athletes
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Judy Pace-Flood explains how Curt Flood's most valuable player award ceremony was marred by segregation
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Judy Pace-Flood talks about the impact of Curt Flood's family on his career
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Judy Pace-Flood recalls the U.S. Supreme Court decision for Flood v. Kuhn, 1972
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Judy Pace-Flood describes a mysterious incident that happened to Curt Flood during his lawsuit against Major League Baseball
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Judy Pace-Flood talks about Curt Flood receiving threatening messages while playing for the Washington Senators
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Judy Pace-Flood talks about Curt Flood's five-year stay in Majorca, Spain and subsequent return to Oakland, California
  • Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Judy Pace-Flood talks about her daughters' impression of Curt Flood
  • Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Judy Pace-Flood describes her future plans
  • Tape: 6 Story: 7 - Judy Pace-Flood talks about her favorite African American actors and performers
  • Tape: 6 Story: 8 - Judy Pace-Flood describes her hopes and concerns for the African American community
  • Tape: 6 Story: 9 - Judy Pace-Flood reflects upon her life
  • Tape: 6 Story: 10 - Judy Pace-Flood reflects upon her legacy
  • Tape: 6 Story: 11 - Judy Pace-Flood describes the formation of the Kwanza Foundation in the 1970s
  • Tape: 7 Story: 1 - Judy Pace-Flood describes the purpose of the Kwanza Foundation
  • Tape: 7 Story: 2 - Judy Pace-Lett shares her hopes for memorializing Curt Flood's baseball career
  • Tape: 7 Story: 3 - Judy Pace-Flood describes how she would like to be remembered