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Esther Rolle

Esther RolleBorn: 8-Nov-1920
Birthplace: Pompano Beach, FL
Died: 17-Nov-1998
Location of death: Los Angeles, CA
Cause of death: Diabetes complications
Remains: Buried, Westview Cemetery, Pompano Beach, FL

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Florida Evans on Good Times

Father: Jonathan Rolle (farmer)
Mother: Elizabeth
Sister: Rosanna Carter (actress)
Sister: Estelle Evans (actress, b. 1-Oct-1906, d. 20-Jul-1985)
Husband: Oscar Robinson (m. 1955, div. 1960)

    University: Spelman College (1942)

    Zeta Phi Beta Sorority
    Emmy 1979 for Summer of My German Soldier
    Bahamian Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Obesity

    TELEVISION
    Flamingo Road Julia (1982)
    Good Times Florida Evans (1974-79)
    Maude Florida Evans (1972-74)
    One Life to Live Sadie Gray (1971)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Down in the Delta (5-Aug-1998) · Annie
    Rosewood (21-Feb-1997) · Aunt Sarah
    My Fellow Americans (20-Dec-1996) · Rita
    How to Make an American Quilt (6-Oct-1995) · Aunt Pauline
    Scarlett (13-Nov-1994)
    To Dance with the White Dog (5-Dec-1993)
    House of Cards (25-Jun-1993)
    Driving Miss Daisy (13-Dec-1989) · Idella
    The Mighty Quinn (16-Feb-1989) · Ubu Pearl
    A Raisin in the Sun (1-Feb-1989) · Lena Younger
    P.K. and the Kid (Jan-1987)
    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (28-Apr-1979)
    Summer of My German Soldier (30-Oct-1978)
    Cleopatra Jones (Jul-1973) · Mrs. Johnson
    Don't Play Us Cheap (1973) · Miss Maybell
    Who Says I Can't Ride a Rainbow! (18-Nov-1971)
    Nothing But a Man (19-Sep-1964)


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