Esther Rolle

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Esther Rolle
Born November 8, 1920 in Pompano Beach, Florida, USA
Died November 17, 1998 in Los Angeles, California, USA from complications from diabetes
Notable Roles
Notable Episodes
Awards

Contents

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Maude Florida Evans 1972–1974 1 2
Good Times Florida Evans 1974-1977, 1978-1979 1 2 3 4 6
Singer & Sons Sarah Patterson 1990 1

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
The Incredible Hulk Colleen Jensen 3x07 - Behind the Wheel November 9, 1979
Murder, She Wrote Margaret 2x06 - Reflections of the Mind November 3, 1985
Touched by an Angel Mary Harding 3x19 - Amazing Grace (1) February 23, 1997

Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
Summer of My German Soldier Ruth October 30, 1978 NBC Monday Night at the Movies
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Momma April 28, 1979 CBS Saturday Night at the Movies

Game Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
Match Game 73 December 30, 1974-January 3, 1975
Celebrity Sweepstakes July 21-25, 1975
Celebrity Sweepstakes September 1-5, 1975

Awards and Accolades

Primetime Emmy Awards

  • Won: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Special (1979)
Summer of My German Soldier