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Esther Rolle world wide web worthy of: Esther Rolle was an American celebrity who had a world wide web worthy of of $3 million. Esther Rolle was created in Pompano Seaside, Florida in November 1920 and passed on in November 1998. She starred as Florida Evans in the tv screen series Maude from 1972 to 1974 and in addition starred as Florida Evans in it series MEMORIES from 1974 to 1979. Rolle starred in the movies Cleopatra Jones, Don’t Play Us Cheap, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, P.K. and a child, The Mighty Quinn, Generating Miss Daisy, Cape Dread, House of Credit cards, Steps to make an American Quilt, My Fellow Us citizens, Rosewood, Straight down in the Delta, and Teach Trip. In 1979 she gained a Primetime Emmy Prize for Outstanding Helping Actress in a restricted Series or a particular for Summertime of My German Soldier. She was also nominated for a

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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1On the day when she died, her publicist, Larry Calhoun, was going through her fan mail, and there was a request from a fledging Black Theater Company in Los Angeles, California.
2She was a member of the Negro Ensemble Company.
3Her mother, Elizabeth Iris Rolle, died in 1981. She lived to be 88.
4Esther Rolle passed away on November 17, 1998. 1 year after her death, the film Train Ride (2000) was dedicated to her.
5Was named after her mother.
6In her final interview, she said on the day of her 78th birthday, that she was glad, very happy; for some reason, when she was younger. Rolle never thought she'd lived to be 50. She lived to be age 78.
7When she was hospitalized at Brotman Memorial Hospital in Culver City, California, she was hooked up to a kidney dialysis machine for 2 months.
8Esther Rolle passed away on November 17, 1998, just 9 days after she celebrated her 78th and final birthday.
9Just before her death, her ex-Good Times (1974) co-star, BernNadette Stanis, attended her acting mentor's 78th birthday party, during an Awards Gala in North Hollywood, California.
10A gospel singer, she had a 1-hit wonder, "I Can Feel Him Moving," on her Christian album, "The Garden of My Mind.".
11Became the first woman to receive the NAACP Chairman's Civil Rights Leadership Award for helping raise the image of blacks.
12Created the character of Florida Evans on Maude (1972) and its spin-off show, Good Times (1974).
13When Rolle received the lead role of Florida Evans on Good Times (1974), she insisted that the family be headed by a male figure.
14Didn't have a successful acting career until she was 51; when she had a recurring role on Maude (1972). Since her character proved to be so popular, producer Norman Lear decided to have her in her own sitcom, starring on Good Times (1974), which Maude (1972) spun-off.
15Was a heavy smoker.
16Her character's last name on Maude (1972) and Good Times (1974), is also the same last name of one of her real-life sisters.
17Her father, Jonathan Rolle, was a farmer, and her mother, Elizabeth Iris Rolle, was a housewife.
18Before she was a successful actress, she was a member of Asadata Dafora's dance troupe, Shogolo Oloba; where she was the troup's director.
19Survived by her stepdaughter, 1 brother and 2 sisters.
20Her sisters Estelle Evans and Rosanna Carter made guest-appearances on Good Times (1974), with Rolle.
21At the 1974 Tony Awards, she introduced her Good Times (1974) co-star, Ralph Carter, to sing the song, 'Sidewalk Tree.'.
22Long lives ran in her family.
23Her sister Estelle Evans died in 1985 and lived to be age 78.
24She didn't start acting until she was age 39.
25Her parents moved to Florida, sometime after their marriage.
26Her stepdaughter, Sherley Mae Robinson, from her ex-husband's previous marriage, is 16 years younger than her.
27Did not retire from acting.
28Was 19 years older than John Amos, who played her husband on Good Times (1974).
29Her ex-Good Times (1974) co-star, BernNadette Stanis said in an interview, Rolle had fixed her really good and became a good rolemodel for her. Whenever Stanis was late, Rolle would pick her up in the car and would memorize some lines.
30Worked with Louis Gossett Jr. in episodes of both series: Good Times (1974) and Touched by an Angel (1994).
31In 1939, when Rolle was age 18, she followed her two sisters to New York City. Her writing teacher talked her into taking acting classes instead.
32Attended Yale University.
33Aunt of Eliza, Ella and Estella.
34Just before her death, Rolle was reunited with Bea Arthur on RuPaul's VH-1 talk show, where Rolle was brought out to surprise Arthur. This was the first time in over 25 years, they've last seen each other.
35Rolle's family was gathered in the Bahamas; for her family reunion, in 1986.
36Had no children.
37Had a close working relationship with Bea Arthur on Maude (1972).
38Before she was a successful actress, she worked in a traditional job in New York City's garment district.
39Rolle was the tenth of eighteen children.
40Of Bahamian immigrants.
41Rolle always dyed her hair black until letting it go gray in the early 1990s.
42Producer Norman Lear approached her for her first choice for Florida Evans on Maude (1972), before Good Times (1974), when he saw her performances on Broadway, she accepted the role.
43Met John Amos on the set of Maude (1972), where he played Henry Evans, who later played her husband on Good Times (1974), as James Evans, Sr, for more than a couple of years, until his firing in 1976.
44Was a diabetic.
45Friends with: Bea Arthur, Bill Macy, Conrad Bain, Rue McClanahan, Marla Gibbs, Hal Williams, Helen Martin, Della Reese, Carroll O'Connor, Norman Lear, Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Aaron Spelling, Ruby Dee, Maya Angelou, Louis Gossett Jr., Susan Harris, Moses Gunn, Alice Ghostley, Albert Reed, Estelle Evans, Rosanna Carter, Gerren Keith and Herbert Kenwith.
46Her sister Rosanna Carter, passed away in 2001, at age 83, just 3 years after Rolle's death.
47Inspired by her father, Rolle's elder siblings formed a drama group, that also toured Florida.
48Despite the controversy, she enjoyed working with Ja'net DuBois on Good Times (1974).
49Was 25 years older than Ja'net DuBois, who played her best friend (from high school) on Good Times (1974).
50Rolle's birthplace, Pompano Beach, Florida, is about 10 miles North of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
51Her former Good Times (1974) co-star, Jimmie Walker, was the only actor not to attend her funeral.
52Born and raised on a 10-acre farm in Florida.
53Acting ran in her family.
54Temporarily attended Booker T. Washington High School in Miami, Florida.
55Graduated from Blache Ely High School in Pompano Beach, Florida, in 1938.
56Acting mentor and friends of Ja'net DuBois, BernNadette Stanis, Jimmie Walker and Ralph Carter.
57Best remembered by the public for her starring role as Florida Evans on Good Times (1974).
58When she died in 1998, she left an estate valued in excess of $1.7 million including $200,000 in cash a $400,000 home, $1,072,000 in treasuries. In addition, she owned 1,000 shares of Bethdames Corporation, several Mutual Funds, and 2% interest in El Toro, Ltd.
59Last film was Train Ride (2000), an independent feature-film written and directed by Rel Dowdell, which was shot on location at the oldest African-American college in the US at Cheyney University, Cheyney, Pennsylvania. She was also in Dowdell's multi-award winning short film version of "Train Ride", done while he was a graduate student at Boston University. She was appearing in "A Raisin in the Sun" at the Huntingdon Theatre in Boston at the time.
60Buried at Westview Cemetery, Broward County, Pompano Beach, Florida.
61Is an honorary member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
62Left Good Times (1974) after the 1976-1977 season due to her displeasure with the what she saw as the character of J.J. being a bad role model for young blacks. She returned at the beginning of the 1978-1979 season after the producers guaranteed that they would make J.J. a more respectable character.
63Graduated from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia in 1942.
64Sister of Estelle Evans.
65Sister of Rosanna Carter.
66Originated the role of 'Dorcas Moulineaux' in Steve Carter's play, 'Dame Lorraine, " at the Victory Gardens Theatre in Chicago on 27 March 1981.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Gap between her two front teeth.
2Her deep raspy voice
3Her Role As Florida Evans on "Good Times"


Quotes

#Quote
1[on her insisting to the producers of Good Times (1974) that the show have a husband and father figure] I told them I couldn't compound the lie that black fathers don't care about their children. I was proud of the family life I was able to introduce to television.
2Black college-educated people got to where they are on the backs of domestic help, meaning their parents and grandparents. So people should not forget how they got to where they are.


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1979Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a SpecialSummer of My German Soldier (1978)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsFavorite Made for TV MaidMaude (1972)
1998Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureRosewood (1997)
1975Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest TV Actress - Comedy or MusicalGood Times (1974)


Filmography

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Train Ride2000Dean of Students
Down in the Delta1998Annie
Poltergeist: The Legacy1998TV SeriesGrandma Rose
Promised Land1997TV SeriesMary Harding
Touched by an Angel1997TV SeriesMary Harding
Rosewood1997Aunt Sarah
My Fellow Americans1996Rita
How to Make an American Quilt1995Aunt Pauline
Scarlett1994TV Mini-SeriesMammy
To Dance with the White Dog1993TV MovieNeelie
Message from Nam1993TV MovieQueenie / Elizabeth McQueen
House of Cards1993Adelle
Blackbird Fly1991Short
Cape Fear1991Woman Watching Cady Get Out from Under the Car (uncredited)
The Kid Who Loved Christmas1990TV MovieEsther Clayton
Singer & Sons1990TV SeriesSarah Patterson
Age-Old Friends1989TV MovieMrs. Baker
Driving Miss Daisy1989Idella
The Mighty Quinn1989Ubu Pearl
American Playhouse1989TV SeriesLena 'Mama' Younger
P.K. and the Kid1987Mim
Murder, She Wrote1985TV SeriesMargaret
The Love Boat1983-1985TV SeriesLillian Randolph / Judge Kramer
The New Mike Hammer1985TV SeriesViola Green
Finder of Lost Loves1984TV SeriesNellie
Fantasy Island1983TV SeriesMama
The New Odd Couple1982TV SeriesMrs. Gibbs
Flamingo Road1982TV SeriesJulia
The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet1982Nurse
Darkroom1981TV SeriesGrandmother / Old Woman
See China and Die1981TV MovieMomma Sykes
The Incredible Hulk1979TV SeriesColleen Jensen
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings1979TV MovieMomma
Good Times1974-1979TV SeriesFlorida Evans
Summer of My German Soldier1978TV MovieRuth
Winners1978TV SeriesShenendoah Griffin
Maude1972-1974TV SeriesFlorida Evans
Don't Play Us Cheap1973Miss Maybell
Cleopatra Jones1973Mrs. Johnson
Who Says I Can't Ride a Rainbow!1971
The Bold Ones: The Senator1971TV SeriesBlack Woman
One Life to Live1968TV SeriesSadie Gray #2 (1971)
Up the Down Staircase1967Teacher (uncredited)
Nothing But a Man1964Church Woman

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Good Times1974-1978TV Series performer - 4 episodes
Maude1973TV Series performer - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Down in the Delta1998dedicatee

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The RuPaul Show1998TV SeriesHerself
Nobody's Girls: Five Women of the West1995DocumentaryClara Brown
Color Adjustment1992DocumentaryHerself
The 11th Annual Black Achievement Awards1990TV SpecialHerself
22nd NAACP Image Awards1990TV SpecialHerself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1986-1989TV SeriesHerself
Ethnic Notions1986DocumentaryNarrator
The 37th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1985TV SpecialHerself - Performer
The 31st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1979TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Special
The 1st Annual Black Achievement Awards1978TV SpecialHerself
CBS: On the Air1978TV Mini-Series documentary
The Mike Douglas Show1975-1977TV SeriesHerself - Actress / Herself - Co-Host / Comedienne
88th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade1977TV MovieHerself - CBS Hostess
Donny and Marie1976TV SeriesHerself
Match Game 731975TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Celebrity Sweepstakes1975TV SeriesHerself
Sammy and Company1975TV SeriesHerself
Dinah!1975TV SeriesHerself
Match Game PM1975TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Panelist
The 28th Annual Tony Awards1974TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Lighting Designer
The Merv Griffin Show1974TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You2016DocumentaryHerself
Extra2015TV SeriesHerself - Good Times
Pioneers of Television2014TV Mini-Series documentaryFlorida Evans - Good Times
TV's Greatest Sidekicks2004TV Special
TV in Black: The First Fifty Years2004Video documentary
E! True Hollywood Story2000TV Series documentaryHerself
The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1999TV SpecialHerself - Memorial Tribute
The 71st Annual Academy Awards1999TV SpecialHerself - Memorial Tribute
American Experience1994TV Series documentaryHerself - Harlem Street Performance 1962

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