Bear Country - Alabama Shakespeare Festival

Gregory as Paul Bryant when he was coach at Alabama, circa 1958; photos by Phil Scarsbrook

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Gregory as Paul Bryant hearing his first football game on the radio, circa 1926

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Gregory as Paul Bryant when he wrestled a bear, circa 1930

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Gregory as Paul Bryant when he first learned to play football, circa 1927, with John Patrick Hayden and Rodney Clark

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Gregory as Paul Bryant, a freshman at Alabama, circa 1931, with John Patrick Hayden

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Gregory as Paul Bryant hearing that his father has died

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Gregory as Paul Bryant defending an accusation of cheating, circa 1963.  Rodney Clark foreground.

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Gregory as Paul Bryant ordering chitlins at a local restaurant from ornery cook Yaegel T. Welch
Gregory hosting The Bear Bryant Show, watched by millions in the 1960's and 70's.  John Patrick Hayden as sidekick.