ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - As Monica Pearson and George Wallace toured his Buckhead penthouse, George talked about how the view reminded him of his childhood -- filled with historic memories of historic significance.
He talked about how his brother George Wallace Jr. was one of the first professional Black golfers in America. Also, many other historical figures like Siford, Lee Elder and George Johnson stayed at his house back in the ‘60s. His father was the man of the neighborhood with only a second-grade education but he made it.
“He’s the first one to have the Cadillac in the garage. And he’s the one that had to garden across the street. And that had enough food for the whole community. And we fed everybody and we had peas and corn, cabbage and everything in the garden.”
George’s solid upbringing has a lot to do with the man he is today. His personal experience and keen observation are a big part of his comedy. Aside from being a comedian, he is also an actor, an author, a radio personality, a U.S. comedy ambassador and a motivational speaker. He has received a number of lifetime achievement awards and accolades with an upcoming sitcom with actress Laverne Cox about a father coming to terms with his son transitioning into a woman. George also is considering a second reboot of the classic film “Car Wash.”
Monica ended by asking him about his legacy.
“My legacy, George Wallace’s legacy, is... hope you have had a good time. Like he did. He had fun. Make sure you enjoy your life and do all I’ve done. And to this day when I see happy people, it makes me happier. I am the most blessed person you have ever met.”
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