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
|Birthday||November 8, 1920|
|Birthplace||Pompano Beach, Florida, USA|
|Date of death||November 17, 1998 (age 78)|