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Roxie Roker Bio, Age, Net Worth, Salary, Husband, Kids, Height, Death

Roxie Roker Bio, Age, Net Worth, Salary, Husband, Kids, Height, Death

Facts of Roxie Roker

Full Name: Roxie Roker
Birth Date: August 28, 1929
Age: 93 years
Death Date: December 2, 1995
Gender: Female
Profession: Actress, TV Presenter
Country: United States
Horoscope: Virgo
Height: 5 feet 8 inches (1.73m)
DivorceSy Kravitz (1962-1985)
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
Birth PlaceMiami, Florida
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityAfro-American
EducationHoward University, Shakespeare Institute
FatherAlbert Roker
MotherBessie (nee Mitchell)
KidsLenny Kravitz
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Roxie Roker was an American actress as well as a TV presenter who is best known for her role as Helen Willis on the CBS sitcom The Jeffersons which ran from 1975 to 1985.

Early Life of Roxie Roker

Roxie Roker entered this world as Roxie Albertha Roker on 28th August 1929, in Miami, Florida, the United States of America under the Virgo.

Parents and Education

Her parents are Bessie (nee Mitchell) (mother) and Albert Roker (father). Her mother was a domestic worker while her father was a porter. She was born into a poor family but they were loving ones.

Roxie holds an American nationality and belonged to the Afro-American ethnical background. She completed her education at Howard University, Washington DC where she was a part of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority and a member of the Howard Players. She graduated with a degree in Fine Arts from there. Further, she also studied at the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford- upon-Avon in England.

When did Roxie Roker Die?

Roxie Roker died on 2nd December 1995, in Los Angeles, California, the United States of America. She died at the age of 66 years old due to breast cancer.

Who was Roxie Roker’s Ex-Husband?

Roxie Roker was married once and she was the mother of one child. She married an American filmmaker, Sy Kravitz in the year 1962. Her ex-husband, Sy was best known as a filmmaker and news producer for NBC. It is not known when they met for the first time or when they started dating. Also, the exact information regarding their wedding venue is missing from the media.

Roxie Roker with her son, Lenny Kravitz
Caption: Roxie Roker with her son, Lenny Kravitz Photo: Pinterest

Later, Roxie and Sy divorced after 23 years of their marriage in the year 1985 due to some unknown reason. She did not involve in any other love affairs or marital relationships after her divorce from her ex-husband.

Unforutently, her ex-husband, Sy died on 29th October 2005 from leukemia. With Sy, Roxie had a son, who is now a world-famous artist and actor, Lenny Kravitz. Lenny got his name from his father’s younger brother, Leonard who died in the Korean War.

Her son, Lenny married Lisa Bonet who is an established Hollywood actress. Later, their marriage didn’t last long as it ended in a divorce.

Before the divorce, they had a daughter named Zoe Kravitz who is the granddaughter of Roxie. During the time of Roxie’s death, she was happily enjoying her singlehood.

Her career as a TV presenter

Further, she worked as a television presenter at WNEW-TV in New York where she anchored a TV show that explored happenings in Brooklyn called Inside Bedford-Stuyvesant. Also, she was hosting a Public affairs show for Inside Bed-Stuy, which dealt with the events in the Brooklyn neighborhood.

TV Shows & Movies

Roxie continued acting and soon started starring in movies and television series. She appeared in guest-starring roles on various TV shows from the 1970s through the 1990s, including Stone in the River, Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper, A Different World, Murder, She Wrote, The Love Boat, 227, The Jeffersons, Making of a Male Model, and Beat the Clock.

Roxie Roker, American actress
Caption: Roxie Roker, American actress Photo: the famous people

Asides from television series, Roxie also starred in a couple of movies, some of which include Billy: Portrait of a Street Kid (1977), The Bermuda Triangle (1979), Making of a Male Model (1983), Amazon Women on the Moon (1987) Penny Ante: The Motion Picture (1990), and other many more.

Awards & Nominations

She won an Obie Award in the year 1974 and was nominated for a Tony Award for her portrayal of Mattie Williams in The River Niger.

Career

  • After completing her education, Roxie Roker got into an industry job.
  • At the beginning of her career, she worked with the Negro Ensemble Company and then kicked off her acting career professionally.
  • She starred in plays such as The Blacks, Ododo, and Rosalee among others.
  • Roxie was also a board member of the Inter-Agency Council on Child Abuse and Neglect which is an advocate for child protection and safety.
  • Also, she earned two citations from the Los Angeles City Council.

FAQs of Roxie Roker

Who is Roxie Roker?

Roxie Roker was an American actress as well as a TV presenter who is best known for her role as Helen Willis on the CBS sitcom The Jeffersons which ran from 1975 to 1985.

Where was Roxie Roker born?

Roxie Roker entered this world as Roxie Albertha Roker on 28th August 1929, in Miami, Florida, the United States of America under the Virgo.

How did Roxie Roker become famous?

She becomes famous after playing the role of Helen Willis on the CBS sitcom The Jeffersons