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Esther Rolle
American actress
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Esther Rolle

American actress

Esther Rolle, American actress whose portrayal of Florida Evans in the 1970s television series "Maude" and "Good Times" brought her national recognition; long a campaigner against racial stereotyping, she temporarily left the cast of "Good Times" to protest the poor example set by her TV son in the series, and in 1990 she was awarded the NAACP Chairman’s Civil Rights Leadership Award for her efforts to improve the image of blacks (b. Nov. 8, 1920, Pompano Beach, Fla.—d. Nov. 17, 1998, Los Angeles, Calif.).

Asphalt Jungle (1950) Movie scene of actress Marilyn Monroe as Angela Phinlay in an early film career appearence with actor Sterling Hayden as Dix Handley in movie directed by John Huston.
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