A Tribute to Mel Farr Superstar

Last week, family, friends, and fans mourned the passing of former Detroit Lion and legendary businessman, Mel Farr, who suddenly died at his home at the age of 70.

As a Title Sponsor of the TV show, ‘From Glory Days,’ for which Mel was a guest this past year, it is fitting that Cinnaire shares this special episode featuring “Mel Farr the Superstar,” in tribute to his life and legacy.

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“Happiness isn’t eating, drinking, and being merry. Happiness is setting goals and objectives and using your God given talents to obtain those goals and objectives.”
– Mel Farr

As a high school standout in Texas, Mel Farr nearly became a Michigan State Spartan, but opted for the Bruins of UCLA where he became a college All-American and a Rose Bowl Champion over Michigan State University in 1966. Selected as a first-round draft pick by the Detroit Lions, Mel was named Offensive Rookie of the Year by the NFL and made two Pro Bowl trips during his professional football career before beginning another illustrious career off the field.

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This photo was taken December 2014 at the Premier and Launch Party for From Glory Days’ third season. Front row (L-R): Mary McDaniel, Mark McDaniel, Russian Gold Medal Gymnast Tatiana Gutsu. Back row: former ABA Champion Basketball Player Earle Higgins, TV Host Kurt David, Mel Farr “Superstar” and 2x NBA Champion Earl Cureton

Following his football career Mel Farr became the most-successful black business owner in America and grew Mel Farr Ford into a half-billion dollar company worth over $600 million during its peak. In addition to his business success, Mel Farr received a Gold Record for his role as a backup singer on the 1971 hit by Marvin Gaye, “What’s Going On?

As a proud sponsor of the show and as a tribute we’d like to present the Mel Farr interview hosted by Kurt David.