Esther Rolle (I) (1920–1998)

Actress | Soundtrack
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KNOWN FOR 
Driving Miss Daisy (1989) | Good Times (1974-1979) | Maude (1972-1974)
AWARDS 
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 2 nominations More »
BORN 
Nov 8, 1920 (died Nov 17, 1998)

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Past Film & Video (17 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
Past Television (27 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for One Life to LiveOne Life to Live (TV Series) Sadie Gray #2 (1971)  Less 1968–2013
  • Primary photo for Poltergeist: The LegacyPoltergeist: The Legacy (TV Series) Grandma Rose (1 episode, 1998)  Less 1998 1
  • Primary photo for Promised LandPromised Land (TV Series) Mary Harding (1 episode, 1997)  Less 1997 1
  • Primary photo for Touched by an AngelTouched by an Angel (TV Series) Mary Harding (1 episode, 1997)  Less 1997 1
  • Primary photo for ScarlettScarlett (TV Mini-series) Mammy (1 episode, 1994)  Less 1994 1
  • Primary photo for To Dance with the White DogTo Dance with the White Dog (TV Movie) Neelie  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for Message from NamMessage from Nam (TV Movie) Queenie / Elizabeth McQueen  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for Singer & SonsSinger & Sons (TV Series) Sarah Patterson (4 episodes, 1990)  Less 1990 4
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  • Primary photo for The Kid Who Loved ChristmasThe Kid Who Loved Christmas (TV Movie) Esther Clayton  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for Age-Old FriendsAge-Old Friends (TV Movie) Mrs. Baker  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for American PlayhouseAmerican Playhouse (TV Series) Lena 'Mama' Younger (1 episode, 1989)  Less 1989 1
  • Primary photo for Murder, She WroteMurder, She Wrote (TV Series) Margaret (1 episode, 1985)  Less 1985 1
  • Primary photo for The Love BoatThe Love Boat (TV Series) Lillian Randolph / Judge Kramer (2 episodes, 1983)  Less 1983–1985 2
  • Primary photo for Mike HammerMike Hammer (TV Series) Viola Green (1 episode, 1985)  Less 1985 1
  • Primary photo for Finder of Lost LovesFinder of Lost Loves (TV Series) Nellie (1 episode, 1984)  Less 1984 1
  • Primary photo for Fantasy IslandFantasy Island (TV Series) Mama (1 episode, 1983)  Less 1983 1
  • Primary photo for The New Odd CoupleThe New Odd Couple (TV Series) Ms. Gibbs (1 episode, 1982)  Less 1982 1
  • Primary photo for Flamingo RoadFlamingo Road (TV Series) Julia (3 episodes, 1982)  Less 1982 3
  • Primary photo for DarkroomDarkroom (TV Series) Grandmother / Old Woman (1 episode, 1981)  Less 1981 1
    • Needlepoint (Dec 11, 1981) Grandmother / Old Woman  Less
  • Primary photo for See China and DieSee China and Die (TV Movie) Momma Sykes  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for The Incredible HulkThe Incredible Hulk (TV Series) Colleen Jensen (1 episode, 1979)  Less 1979 1
  • Primary photo for Good TimesGood Times (TV Series) Florida Evans (109 episodes, 1974), Performer ("Steam Heat") (1 episode, 1978), Performer ("Fly Me to the Moon") (1 episode, 1974), Performer ("Stop! In the Name of Love") (1 episode, 1976), Performer ("I Could Have Danced All Night") (1 episode, 1976)  Less 1974–1979 109
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  • Primary photo for I Know Why the Caged Bird SingsI Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (TV Movie) Momma  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for Summer of My German SoldierSummer of My German Soldier (TV Movie) Ruth  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for WinnersWinners (TV Series) Shenendoah Griffin (1 episode, 1978)  Less 1978 1
  • Primary photo for MaudeMaude (TV Series) Florida Evans (33 episodes, 1972), Performer ("Me and My Shadow") (1 episode, 1973)  Less 1972–1974 33
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  • Primary photo for The Bold Ones: The SenatorThe Bold Ones: The Senator (TV Series) Black Woman (1 episode, 1971)  Less 1971 1
Self (23 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
Archive Footage (10 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Norman Lear: Just Another Version of YouNorman Lear: Just Another Version of You Herself (archive footage)  Less 2016 $70K / —
  • Primary photo for ExtraExtra (TV Series) Herself - Good Times (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015
    • Episode #21.85 (Jan 2, 2015) Herself - Good Times (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Pioneers of TelevisionPioneers of Television (TV Series) Florida Evans - Good Times (2 episodes, 2014)  Less 2014
    • Acting Funny (May 6, 2014) Florida Evans - Good Times (archive footage)  Less
    • Breaking Barriers (Apr 29, 2014) Florida Evans - Good Times (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for TV's Greatest SidekicksTV's Greatest Sidekicks (TV Special) Self (archive footage)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for TV in Black: The First Fifty YearsTV in Black: The First Fifty Years (Video) Self (archive footage)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for E! True Hollywood StoryE! True Hollywood Story (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 2000)  Less 2000
    • Good Times (Aug 20, 2000) Herself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy AwardsThe 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) Herself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for The 71st Annual Academy AwardsThe 71st Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) Herself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for American ExperienceAmerican Experience (TV Series) Herself - Harlem Street Performance 1962 (1 episode, 1994)  Less 1994
    • Malcolm X: Make It Plain (Jan 26, 1994) Herself - Harlem Street Performance 1962 (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Sammy LaBella: The Real Skip E. LoweSammy LaBella: The Real Skip E. Lowe Herself (archive footage)  Less

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