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Roxie Roker

Biography

Mom of Lenny Kravitz as well as the star from the longtime working tv sitcom The Jeffersons. She started her acting profession while dealing with the Negro Outfit Organization. She was an associate from the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority during her period at Howard University or college. She was wedded to Sy Kravitz from 1962 to 1985. She co-starred with Isabel Sanford around the Jeffersons.

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Full Name Roxie Roker
Date Of Birth August 28, 1929
Died December 2, 1995, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place Of Birth Miami, FL
Profession TV Actress
Education Howard University
Nationality American
Spouse Sy Kravitz
Children Lenny Kravitz
Parents Bessie Roker, Albert Roker
Awards Obie Award for Performance
Nominations Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play
Movies Claudine, Amazon Women on the Moon, Making of a Male Model, Penny Ante: The Motion Picture, Billy: Portrait of a Street Kid
TV Shows The Jeffersons, Roots
Star Sign Virgo

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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Statistically Speaking 1995 Short
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper 1993 TV Series Mrs. Russell
A Different World 1991 TV Series Dean Barksdale
Murder, She Wrote 1991 TV Series Jennifer Bryce
Penny Ante: The Motion Picture 1990
Punky Brewster 1988 TV Series Judge J.F. Taylor
227 1988 TV Series Dr. Thelma Butler
ABC Afterschool Specials 1983-1987 TV Series Phyllis Brooks / Aunt Helen
Amazon Women on the Moon 1987 Female Republican (segment "Blacks Without Soul")
The New Mike Hammer 1987 TV Series Esther
1st & Ten: The Championship 1987 TV Series Voodoo Princess
Trapper John, M.D. 1986 TV Series Mrs. Gooden
The Love Boat 1986 TV Series Rhonda Whitney
Cagney & Lacey 1985 TV Series Alverta Edwards
The Jeffersons 1975-1985 TV Series Helen Willis
Making of a Male Model 1983 TV Movie Madge Davis
Fantasy Island 1982 TV Series Emily Carlisle
$weepstake$ 1979 TV Series Margaret
The Bermuda Triangle 1979 Documentary Bohamiar Radio Operator
Billy: Portrait of a Street Kid 1977 TV Movie Mrs. Peoples
Roots 1977 TV Mini-Series Melissa
Kojak 1976 TV Series Carol Lessonbee
All in the Family 1975 TV Series Helen Willis
Claudine 1974 Mrs. Winston
Change at 125th Street 1974 TV Movie

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Vicki! 1993 TV Series Herself
The Late Show 1987 TV Series Herself
Ebony/Jet Showcase 1985 TV Series Herself
The $10,000 Pyramid 1982-1984 TV Series Herself - Celebrity Contestant
Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour 1984 TV Series Herself - Panelist
Tattletales 1982 TV Series Herself
The John Davidson Show 1980-1981 TV Series Herself
All-Star Family Feud Special 1981 TV Series Herself - Celebrity Contestant
Family Feud 1980 TV Series Herself
The Alan Hamel Show 1978 TV Series Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pioneers of Television 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Helen Willis - the Jeffersons

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