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Esther Rolle

Esther Rolle

Esther Rolle (November 8, 1920 - November 17, 1998) was an American actress, best known for her role as Florida Evans, the character she played on two successful 1970s sitcoms: Maude and its spinoff Good Times.

The daughter of Bahamanian immigrants, Rolle was born in Pompano Beach, Florida and attended Spelman College.

After Good Times, she starred in a number of made-for-television movies and feature films, including Driving Miss Daisy and How to Make an American Quilt.

Rolle died in Los Angeles, California due to complications from diabetes.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Esther Rolle Facts

BirthdayNovember 8, 1920
BirthplacePompano Beach, Florida, USA
Date of deathNovember 17, 1998 (age 78)

Selected Filmography

Not available.