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.

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

1979 - ESTHER ROLLE - ENTERTAINMENT - First African-American and first person to win the Emmy Award 'Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries...

1979 - ESTHER ROLLE - ENTERTAINMENT - First African-American and first person to win the Emmy Award 'Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries...

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)

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.

Esther Rolle Cremated Westview Community Cemetery Pompano Beach Broward County Florida, USA

Esther Rolle Cremated Westview Community Cemetery Pompano Beach Broward County Florida, USA

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

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

esther rolle | Esther Rolle Biography - Facts, Birthday, Life Story - Biography.com

esther rolle | Esther Rolle Biography - Facts, Birthday, Life Story - Biography.com

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