logo
Getty Images
Getty Images

'Roots' Star John Amos Melts His Granddaughter's Heart Singing to Her on Her Birthday

Cathrine Mabvudza
Dec 01, 2020
12:30 P.M.

"Roots" star John Amos is a doting granddad and does what it takes to keep a smile on his loved one's faces. A recent video showed him singing to his granddaughter on her birthday.

Advertisement

Actor John Amos knows it's not always possible to be with your family on special days, but the actor makes sure to show up whichever way he can.

For his granddaughter, Quiera Noelle's 29th birthday, the "Roots" actor showed his affection through a sweet video call, which was befitting since she has encouraged him to use social media in the past.

John Amos and the late co-star Esther Rolle in a scene from the sitcom 'Good Times,' Los Angeles, California, 1975.| Source: Getty Images

John Amos and the late co-star Esther Rolle in a scene from the sitcom 'Good Times,' Los Angeles, California, 1975.| Source: Getty Images

The post, which was shared on John's daughter, Shannon Amos' Instagram story, showed the actor on a call with his daughter and granddaughter.

Shannon and Queira looked radiant, sporting huge smiles as they spoke to the "Good Times" actor. Along with some purple heart emojis, the photo was captioned:

Advertisement

"When your grandad sings Happy Birthday to you. Your heart melts! @qui.noelle."

Screenshot of a photo of Queira Noelle celebrating her birthday. | Source: Instagram/officialshannonamos

Screenshot of a photo of Queira Noelle celebrating her birthday. | Source: Instagram/officialshannonamos

THE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS

Shannon also went on to post more cute photos from Queira's birthday celebration, which included a birthday dinner in a cenote that was decked out with wines from different regions in the world.

The birthday girl looked stunning in a yellow dress with thin straps and a high slit. She wore her hair in a sleek bun, which cast the limelight on her gorgeous face and chic feathery earrings.

Advertisement

JOHN AMOS' RISE TO FAME

John is well known for acting in a number of beloved movies since the early '70's when he starred as the stern patriarch in the sitcom "Good Times."

[John] criticized the film industry for being "creatively bankrupt."

Although he was eventually fired from the role, he was able to save his career when he was cast as Kunta Kinte in the original miniseries "Roots," which aired in 1977.

Screenshot of photo of John Amos, Shannon Amos and Quiera Noelle during a videocall. |Source: Instagram/officialshannonamos

Screenshot of photo of John Amos, Shannon Amos and Quiera Noelle during a videocall. |Source: Instagram/officialshannonamos

THE IMPACT OF "ROOTS"

When "Roots" aired in 1977, it broke records becoming the most-watched television series in the U.S. The show opened viewers' eyes to the real events that led to slavery and its generational effects.

Advertisement

Three decades later, the series was re-released on DVD, and in 2016, The History Channel released a remake of the series to which John was skeptical about its impact on the current generation of viewers.

John felt that the world had changed, and the subject matter of slavery was now so widely talked about that the "Roots" remake would not have the same impact as it did initially.

The "Men In Trees" actor also criticized the film industry for being "creatively bankrupt" and re-using old material instead of coming up with new ideas for films and series.

Advertisement
info
Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Advertisement
Related posts

John Travolta Turns 70: Inside His Life after Death of His Girlfriend and Wife of 28 Years

February 21, 2024

John Candy’s Lookalike Daughter Reveals Their Last Conversation – Few Days Later, He Was Buried in a Closed Casket

March 06, 2024

‘Grease’ Star Stockard Channing Changed after Moving to Another Country & Her Partner’s Death – What Happened to Her

April 30, 2024

‘Grease’ Star Stockard Channing Changed after Moving to Another Country & Her Partner’s Death – What Happened to Her

February 15, 2024

12 Celebrities You Never Knew Had Different Names Before They Changed Them

April 22, 2024

Rich Man Finds Note Written by His Late Father in Homeless Man's Jacket – Story of the Day

February 14, 2024

This Child Star Suffered a Stroke and Began to Lose His Memory — Inside His Life after Hollywood Pause

March 27, 2024

Demi Moore & Bruce Willis' Red-Haired Granddaughter Makes a Rare Appearance, Sparking Talks on Who She Looks Like

April 22, 2024

What Happened to Stefanie Powers Who Chose Private Life in Another Country after Her Partner Died?

March 22, 2024

5 Celebrities Who Don't Look the Same as in the 80s – Photos of Radical Transformations

May 04, 2024

My MIL Ruined My Wedding

March 01, 2024

90s Teen Heartthrob Andrew Keegan Spotted in New Video, Sparking Discussion about His Appearance at 45

February 12, 2024

Tom Cruise, Estranged from His Daughter, Has Been Sending Birthday Gifts to a Former Child Star for Years — Why?

April 18, 2024

Cops Arrive on Call and See Little Girl Who Lives Alone in Old House — Story of the Day

March 11, 2024