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John Amos' Daughter Shares Rarely-Seen Family Photos with Him & His Family on Father's Day

Gracious Egedegbe
Jun 22, 2021
11:30 A.M.
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John Amos' daughter, Shannon Amos, paid tribute to her dad on Father's Day by sharing rare family shots of their lives through the years.

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In what could easily pass for the most touching Father's Day tribute yet, Shannon Amos, John Amos' daughter, celebrated her dad with photo representations of priceless memories.

The first picture in the gallery was of the producer resting affectionately on her dad's shoulder as they cozied up underneath the clear skies.

John Amos during the 2014 Doe Fund Benefit & Gala Celebration at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City on October 30, 2014. | Photo: Getty Images

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Another picture showed the "Coming To America" star posing alongside his granddaughter, Quiera Noelle. A picture from the gallery showed Quierra in her childhood, happily posing with her grandfather.

Shannon also shared a family photo taken several years back, showing the actor looking more youthful while surrounded by his loved ones. The last in the collection was a black and white photograph of John in his youth. Captioning the post, Shannon wrote:

"Happy Father's Day Papa Bear. Love you so much. Sharing some memories of you, your granddaughter @nomadiq.noelle & our family."

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John shares Shannon with his first wife, Noel Mickelson, whom he divorced in 1975. The duo also shares a son, KC Amos. Both Shannon and her brother are making their way into the entertainment industry.

John Amos has nothing but fond memories and an unblemished legacy to bask in.

Taking a page out of her dad's Hollywood sojourn, John's daughter was able to break barriers in the industry. She forfeited a college degree to pursue on-field training in movie production and swiftly moved up the ranks, eventually establishing her own production and management company.

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Shannon got that determination from her dad, who overcame several hardships to excel in Hollywood. One of his most publicized trials was the premature ending of his contract with "The Good Times." He recounted:

"I had a way of voicing my differences against the script that weren't acceptable to the creative staff. I mean the writers got tired of having their lives threatened over jokes."

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His outspokenness led the company to oust him from the show, informing him his services were no longer needed. But that didn't daunt the talented actor, who kept pushing and landing roles in other hit films, including "Coming To America."

Earlier this year, John graced the big screens once again, reprising his role as Cleo McDowell in "Coming 2 America," alongside Eddie Murphy.

Like its prequel, the movie became an instant hit, putting the 81-year-old and his funny antics on everyone's lips, which was quite the comeback. After over 50 years in the industry, John Amos has nothing but fond memories and an unblemished legacy to bask in.

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