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Esther Rolle

Birth Date: November 8, 1920
Birth Place: Pompano Beach, Florida

Date of Death: November 17, 1998 / Age: 78
Cause of Death: diabetes

Biography: 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 Bahamian 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, A Raisin in the Sun, and My Fellow Americans.

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

Biography Credit: Wikipedia

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Starring/Leading Roles

Good Times (1974) ... Florida Evans (1974-1977, 1978-1979)

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