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Rolle, Esther

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Born: 1920 AD
Died: 1998 AD, at 78 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Actresses

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1920 – She was born on the 8th day of November of this year in Pompano Beach, Florida, USA. Rolle was the ninth child in a family that would total 18 children. She was an American actress of stage and television, widely known for her portrayal of Florida Evans in the 1970s television series, Good Times and Maude.

 

1955 – She tied knot with Oscar Robinson and lived together as couple until 1960.

 

1965 – Her stage debut was The Amen Corner.

 

1971 – She made her first role in the movie “One Life to Live” in this year.

 

1973 - Rolle's most prominent early role was as Miss Maybell in the 1973 Melvin Van Peebles play, Don't Play Us Cheap.

 

1975 – This year, she was nominated for the Best Actress in a Musical/Comedy Golden Globe Award for her role in “Good Times”.

 

1979 – She won Emmy Award’s Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for her performance in the movie “Summer of My German Soldier”.

 

1997 - Another memorable role was that of Aunt Sarah in this year’s film Rosewood.

 

1998 – She expired on the 17th day of November of this year in Culver City, California a community in Los Angeles, due to complications from diabetes just nine days after her 78th birthday.

 

2000 - Her last film, Train Ride was released in this year.


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