Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. WOodrow Wilson Woolwine "Woody" Strode (July 25, 1914 December 31, 1994) was a decathlete and football star before finding even greater fame as a pioneering African-American film actor. HE was nominated for a Golden Globe award for best supporting actor for his role in Spartacus in 1960. HE served in the US Army during World War II. STrode was born in Los Angeles, California. HE attended college at UCLA. STrode was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter organization established for African Americans. HIs world class decathlon capabilities were spearheaded by a fifty foot plus shot put (when the world record was fifty seven feet) and a six-four high jump (world record at time was 6-10).