Strode was the son of a Creek-Blackfoot-black father and a black-Cherokee mother. His first wife was Princess Luukialuana Kalaeloa (aka Luana Strode), a descendant of Liliuokalani, the last queen of Hawaii. They were married until her death in 1980. Strode was a dedicated martial artist under the direction of Frank Landers in the art of SeishinDo Kenpo.
|Born||Woodrow Wilson Woolwine Strode|
July 25, 1914(1914-07-25)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Died||December 31, 1994 (aged 80)|
Glendora, California, U.S.
|Spouse||Princess Luukialuana "Luana" Kalaeloa (1941 - 1980; her death)|
Tina Strode (1982 - 1994; his death)