Did Iceberg Slim have a son?

Did Iceberg Slim have a son?

Robert Beck (born Robert Lee Maupin or Robert Moppins Jr.; August 4, 1918 – April 30, 1992), better known as Iceberg Slim, was a former American pimp who later became a writer….Iceberg Slim.

Robert Beck
Spouse(s) Betty Shue (common law, 1960s) Diane Millman (1982 onwards)
Children 3

When did Iceberg Slim die?

April 30, 1992
Iceberg Slim/Date of death

Is Iceberg Slim still alive?

Deceased (1918–1992)
Iceberg Slim/Living or Deceased

Who owns Iceberg Slim books?

Cash Money Books, a division of the empire founded by Ronald “Slim” Williams and Bryan “Baby” Williams (a/k/a Birdman ) has acquired the literary catalogue of late author Iceberg Slim. The publishing branch of the record empire will re-release Slim’s iconic 1969 novel, Pimp on May 10.

Where is Iceberg Slim buried?

Robert Maupin “Iceberg Slim” Beck

Birth 4 Aug 1918 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 28 Apr 1992 (aged 73) Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Forest Lawn Memorial Park Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA Show Map
Plot Dawn of Tomorrow section, Map #UL0, Wall Crypt 2626

How old was Iceberg Slim?

73 years (1918–1992)
Iceberg Slim/Age at death

Who are the characters in Iceberg Slim by Beck?

Hip hop artist Fab 5 Freddy, a friend of Beck’s, claimed that “Many of Bob’s friends were still alive when he wrote that book. So he changed all of their names and descriptions. ‘Baby’ Bell became ‘Sweet’ Jones, his best friend ‘Satin’ became ‘Glass Top,’ and he created composite characters of some of his former ’employees.'”

Who was the author of Iceberg Slim married to?

He met Betty Shue, who became his common-law wife and the mother of his three daughters, while he was working as an insecticide salesman. Betty encouraged Beck to write the story of his life as a novel, and they began sporadically writing some draft chapters.

Who was Baby Bell and who was Iceberg Slim?

Slim had been connected with several other well-known pimps, one of them Albert “Baby” Bell, a man born in 1899 who had been pimping for decades and had a Duesenberg and a bejeweled pet ocelot. Another pimp, who had gotten Slim hooked on cocaine, went by the name of “Satin” and was a major drug figure in the eastern part of the country.

How old was Iceberg Slim when he started pimping?

According to his memoir, Pimp, Slim started pimping at 18 and continued until age 42. The book claims that during his career he had over 400 women, both black and white, working for him. He said he was known for his frosty temperament and for staying calm in emergencies, which combined with his slim build to earn him the street name Iceberg Slim.

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