Odessa Grady Clay

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Birthday
12, 1917
Birthplace
Kentucky
Death Date
Aug 20, 1994 (77)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
12, 1917
Birthplace
Kentucky
Death Date
Aug 20, 1994 (77)

About

Mother of heavyweight boxing legend Muhammad Ali. A devout Baptist, she raised her son, who later converted to Islam, in the Christian faith.

Before Fame

She was raised in a family of six in Hopkins County, Kentucky.

Trivia

She was known for being a ring-side supporter of her son during most of his competitions.

Family Life

She had two children with Cassius Clay, Sr.: Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. and Rahman Ali, born Rudolph Valentino Clay.

Associated With

She appeared in a documentary about her son's life entitled Muhammad Ali: The Whole Story.