Esther Rolle! "I told them (the producers) I couldn`t compound the lie that Black fathers don`t care about their children. I was proud of the family life I was able to introduce to television." -  referring to her show "Good Times" and her insistence on having a husband and father figure" ~ The beautiful Esther Rolle

Esther Rolle! "I told them (the producers) I couldn`t compound the lie that Black fathers don`t care about their children. I was proud of the family life I was able to introduce to television." - referring to her show "Good Times" and her insistence on having a husband and father figure" ~ The beautiful Esther Rolle

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Actress Esther Rolle (1920-1998) trying on a dress the Joseph Magnin store in Beverly Hills in 1974. Ms. Rolle was a professional dancer and a founding member of the Negro Ensemble Company before taking on her best known role as Florida Evans on “Good Times.” Photo: Isaac Sutton/Ebony.

Actress Esther Rolle (1920-1998) trying on a dress the Joseph Magnin store in Beverly Hills in 1974. Ms. Rolle was a professional dancer and a founding member of the Negro Ensemble Company before taking on her best known role as Florida Evans on “Good Times.” Photo: Isaac Sutton/Ebony.

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Esther Rolle, insisted on a husband for prime time tv when the producers thought otherwise. (two thumbs up)

Esther Rolle, insisted on a husband for prime time tv when the producers thought otherwise. (two thumbs up)

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Esther Rolle, First African American and first person to win the Emmy Award Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries

Esther Rolle, First African American and first person to win the Emmy Award Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries

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Esther Rolle (November 8, 1920 – November 17, 1998) was an American actress. She was perhaps best known for her portrayal of Florida Evans on the CBS television sitcom Maude and its spin-off series Good Times.

Esther Rolle (November 8, 1920 – November 17, 1998) was an American actress. She was perhaps best known for her portrayal of Florida Evans on the CBS television sitcom Maude and its spin-off series Good Times.

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Esther Rolle was an amazing lady, and she stood up for what she believed in. A quote (multiple sources):   "I told them (the producers) I couldn`t compound the lie that black fathers don`t care about their children. I was proud of the family life I was able to introduce to television." - E. Rolle, referring to her show "Good Times" and her insistence on having a husband and father figure.

Esther Rolle was an amazing lady, and she stood up for what she believed in. A quote (multiple sources): "I told them (the producers) I couldn`t compound the lie that black fathers don`t care about their children. I was proud of the family life I was able to introduce to television." - E. Rolle, referring to her show "Good Times" and her insistence on having a husband and father figure.

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The Best Black Santas That Would Freak Megyn Kelly Out of Her Mind: Esther Rolle
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